Records of Phi Beta Kappa Washington Alpha Chapter, 1913-2008  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Phi Beta Kappa. Washington Alpha Chapter
Title
Records of Phi Beta Kappa Washington Alpha Chapter
Dates
1913-2008 (inclusive)
1980-2008 (bulk)
Quantity
6.87 cubic feet (19 boxes plus 1 oversize flat file)
Collection Number
Summary
Correspondence, minutes, organizational features, membership records, and other records of the Washington Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, a collegiate honor society
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users, but access to portions of the collection is restricted. Contact Special Collections for details.

Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest collegiate honor society, founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary. The organization serves to recognize achievement in the acquisition of an education in the liberal arts and sciences. The movement to secure a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Washington began in 1907, but it was not until 1914 that the Alpha Chapter (the first chapter in the State of Washington) was established. The membership of the Washington Alpha Chapter comprises those elected as undergraduates by this chapter, and those who were elected by other chapters and are now faculty or staff members at the University of Washington.

Election is based primarily on high scholarship, with an added requirement of a sufficient number of courses outside of the field of specialization. Unlike some chapters, Washington Alpha elects members from those graduating from any college or school of the university, not just the College of Arts and Sciences, if the program of study is judged to be sufficiently broad. In past years, approximately five percent of the class of graduating seniors have been elected to membership.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, minutes, organizational features, membership records, and other records of Phi Beta Kappa, Washington Alpha Chapter.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 5060-001: Records of the Phi Beta Kappa Washington Alpha Chapter, 1913-1999Return to Top

2.84 cubic feet ((4 boxes, 1 oversize flat file))

Scope and Content: Correspondence, minutes, organizational features (including charter, constitution, and by-laws), and membership records; 1913-1999.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Accession No. 5060-002: Records of the Phi Beta Kappa. Washington Alpha Chapter, 1992-2003Return to Top

0.42 cubic ft. (1 box)

Scope and Content: Subject files. Includes correspondence, annual reports, membership lists and statistics, publicity, clippings, initiation programs, agendas, minutes, and copies of the organization's constitution and by-laws created primarily during Gerald Oppenheimer's tenure as Executive Secretary of the Washington Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries

Processing Info: Unprocessed.

Container(s) Description Dates
Subject Files
Box Accession
1 5060-002
Analysis of Elections
2001-2003
1 5060-002
Annual Reports
1999-2003
1 5060-002
Branch Campus Policy
1992-2002
1 5060-002
Chapter Officers
2003
1 5060-002
Chronology of Reviewing Process
undated
1 5060-002
Colloquia
2000-2001
1 5060-002
Constitution and Bylaws
2002-2003
1 5060-002
Contributing Departments
2000-2003
1 5060-002
Cunningham Hall
2002
1 5060-002
Departmental Majors
2002
1 5060-002
General Correspondence
2000
1 5060-002
Golden Key Honor Society
2002
1 5060-002
Honorary Members
2002
1 5060-002
Improvement of Acceptance Rate
2000
1 5060-002
Incorporation
2002
1 5060-002
Initiations
2001-2002
1 5060-002
Invitation Letter
2002
1 5060-002
Membership Lists
2000-2002
1 5060-002
Meeting Minutes
1998-2003
1 5060-002
New Honorary Members
2002
1 5060-002
New Members
2002
1 5060-002
Officers
2002
1 5060-002
Puget Sound Association of Phi Beta Kappa
2000-2002
1 5060-002
Requirements for Elections
2000
1 5060-002
Review Problems
2001
1 5060-002
Review of Revision Process
2002
1 5060-002
Review Schedules
2000-2001
1 5060-002
Scholarships
1999-2002
1 5060-002
Strategic Plan
2001
1 5060-002
Survey
2002
1 5060-002
Triennial - Seattle 2003
2001-2002
1 5060-002
Visiting Scholars and Fellowship Lecturers
2000-2003
1 5060-002
Website
2000-2003

Accession No. 5060-003: Phi Beta Kappa, Washington Alpha Chapter records, 1914-2008Return to Top

3.61 cubic feet (14 boxes)

Scope and Content: Member lists, correspondence, minutes, publicity materials, strategic plan, invitation letters, visiting scholar materials, member registration cards, and other records of Phi Beta Kappa, Washington Alpha Chapter.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users, but access to portions of the collection is restricted. Contact Special Collections for details.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Oppenheimer, Gerald Executive Secretary, 2005-05-11

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 5060-003
New Member Lists
Restrictions on Access: Restricted.
1979-1986
1 5060-003
New Member Lists
2005-2006
1 5060-003
General Correspondence
Restrictions on Access: Restricted.
1949-2005
1 5060-003
General Correspondence
Restrictions on Access: Restricted.
2004-2007
1 5060-003
Minutes
2000-2002
1 5060-003
Minutes
2006-2008
1 5060-003
Agendas
2000-2003
1 5060-003
Annual (May) Membership Meeting
Restrictions on Access: Restricted.
1974-2003
1 5060-003
Annual (May) Membership Meeting
2006-2007
1 5060-003
Board of Reviewers Meeting
1989-2006
1 5060-003
Branch Campuses
2003-2005
1 5060-003
Brochure/Website
2002-2008
1 5060-003
Chapter Members
Restrictions on Access: Restricted.
2000
1 5060-003
Chapter Officers
2001
1 5060-003
Colloquia
1969-2003
1 5060-003
Computer Program
Restrictions on Access: Restricted.
1996-2002
1 5060-003
Constitution and By-Laws
1980-2002
1 5060-003
Development Committee
2003
1 5060-003
Election Requirements
Restrictions on Access: Restricted.
1988-2005
1 5060-003
Honor Societies
undated
1 5060-003
Honorary Members
Restrictions on Access: Restricted.
1951-2004
1 5060-003
Honorary Members
2007-2008
1 5060-003
Honors--National and International
2001
1 5060-003
Honors Program
2001-2007
1 5060-003
Initiation Ceremony
1973-2004
1 5060-003
Initiation Ceremony
2006-2008
1 5060-003
Invitation Letters
1981-1998
1 5060-003
Membership Committee
1998-2004
1 5060-003
National Office
Restrictions on Access: Restricted.
1998-2004
1 5060-003
National Office
2005-2007
1 5060-003
Non-Respondents
2000-2003
1 5060-003
Office Space
1995-2002
1 5060-003
Office Space and Equipment
2007
1 5060-003
Problematic and Special Cases
Restrictions on Access: Restricted.
1990-2004
1 5060-003
Publicity/Public Relations
1996-2002
1 5060-003
Review Groups
2001
1 5060-003
Review Process and Groups
2007
1 5060-003
Scholarship Committee
2005
1 5060-003
Strategic Plan
2001
1 5060-003
Triennial Council, Chicago
1997
1 5060-003
Triennial Council, Philadelphia
2000
1 5060-003
Triennial Council, Seattle
2003
1 5060-003
Visiting Scholars, General Correspondence
1999-2003
1 5060-003
Visiting Scholars
1995
1 5060-003
Visiting Scholars, Georgi
1998
1 5060-003
Visiting Scholars, Fienberg
Restrictions on Access: Restricted.
1999
1 5060-003
Visiting Scholars, Barkan
Restrictions on Access: Restricted.
2004
1 5060-003
Advisers
2008
1 5060-003
Alumni Members
2008
1 5060-003
Budget
2005-2007
1 5060-003
Committee Appointments and Assignments
2005-2008
1 5060-003
Departmental and University Support
2006-2008
1 5060-003
Gifts
Restrictions on Access: Restricted.
2007
1 5060-003
Initiation Fees
2005-2007
1 5060-003
Invitation Letters
2008
1 5060-003
Review Computerization Program
2001-2002
1 5060-003
Western District
2006-2007
4-5 5060-003
Registration Cards
1914-1964
6-9 5060-003
Registration Cards
1965-1986
10-14 5060-003
Registration Cards
1987-2006
14 5060-003
Campus Members
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Greek letter societies--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Oppenheimer, Gerald J
  • Corporate Names :
  • Phi Beta Kappa. Washington Alpha Chapter--Archives
  • Phi Beta Kappa. Washington Alpha Chapter--Elections
  • Phi Beta Kappa. Washington Alpha Chapter--Membership
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Business correspondence
  • Minutes (Records)
  • Records (Documents)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • University Archives/Faculty Papers (University of Washington)