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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the University of Chicago Phi Beta Kappa Beta of Illinois Chapter Records 1899-1948

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

University of Chicago. Phi Beta Kappa. Beta of Illinois Chapter. Records

Dates:

1899-1948

Size:

1.25 linear ft

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

The Phi Beta Kappa, Beta of Illinois Chapter Records contain pamphlets with historical sketches of the society, programs and invitations for Phi Beta Kappa events. The collection also includes the group's constitution, correspondence, minutes, as well as biographical information and grades of perspective members.

Information on Use

Access

Boxes two and three contain student records that are indefinitely restricted.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: University of Chicago. Phi Beta Kappa. Beta of Illinois Chapter. Records, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

Phi Beta Kappa was founded at the College of William and Mary in 1776. The Beta of Illinois chapter at the University of Chicago was chartered in 1899.

Scope Note

The Phi Beta Kappa, Beta of Illinois Chapter Records contain pamphlets with historical sketches of the society, programs and invitations for Phi Beta Kappa events. The collection also includes the group's constitution, correspondence, minutes, as well as biographical information and grades of prospective members.

Related Resources

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

Phi Beta Kappa: The Beta of Illinois Chapter Historical Sketch and List of Members, 1909 (two copies)

Box 1   Folder 2

Programs, invitations and Newsletters, 1899-1918

Box 1   Folder 3

Minutes, Invitations, and Membership Lists, 1906-1910

Box 1   Folder 4

Minutes, Invitations, and Membership Lists, 1912-1918

Box 1   Folder 5

Correspondence, Constitution, and Bylaws, 1952

Box 2   Folder 1

Correspondence and Minutes, 1930-1935 [restricted]

Box 2   Folder 2

Correspondence and Minutes, 1936-1937 [restricted]

Box 2   Folder 3

Executive Committee Minutes and Recommendations Volume I, 1927-1935 [restricted]

Box 3   Folder 1

Executive Committee Minutes and Recommendations Volume II, 1936-1938 [restricted]

Box 3   Folder 2

Executive Committee Minutes and Recommendations Volume III,

  • 1939-1942 [restricted]
Box 3   Folder 3

Executive Committee Minutes and Recommendations Volume IV,

  • 1943-1948 [restricted]