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Phi Beta Kappa Records II [DOC REC 6] Edit




  • 1941-1965 (Creation)


  • 1.00 Linear Feet (Whole)
  • 551 items other_unmapped (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    This material chronicles the attempts by Saint Louis University to secure a chapter of the national honor society, Phi Beta Kappa.  The first mention of the University's intention appears in the minutes of the Board of Trustees under the date May 10, 1938.  Reports on the University were sent to the national organization in 1941, 1953, and 1965.  Success finally came in 1967, and the chapter was installed in January, 1968. The collection is organized into four series:  1. Applications; 2. Correspondence and Miscellaneous; 3. Installation and Initiations; 4. Reports.

  • Scope and Contents

    This collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, notes, etc. connected with the University's generation of reports to the national Phi Beta Kappa organization, also here in the Reports series, and with the planning of the 1968 installation ceremony and subsequent initiations.  The material has been heavily weeded by the processing archivist but the original arrangement into folders has been maintained.