Phi Kappa Phi - Montana State College Chapter Records, 1921-1957  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Phi Kappa Phi. Montana State College Chapter.
Title
Phi Kappa Phi - Montana State College Chapter Records
Dates
1921-1957
Quantity
2 linear feet
Collection Number
Accession 71007, MtBC, us (accession)
Summary
The Phi Kappa Phi - Montana State college Chapter Records consist of presidential records, membership lists and correspondence, records of awards programs and financial transactions. The records span the years 1921-1957.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
spcoll@www.lib.montana.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Additional Reference Guides

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Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, and is known as the oldest, largest, and most selective all-discipline honor society in the nation. The chapter at Montana State University-Bozeman was founded in 1921 and presided over by Dean E. B. Norris with the intent of bringing the benefits of the Phi Kappa Phi to Montana students and to continue the mission of the Society: "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

These records pertain to the establishment, operation and membership of the Montana State College chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Included herein is an assortment of presidential records, membership lists and correspondence, records of awards programs and financial transactions. The records have been organized into three series dealing with executive operations, membership activity, and a limited number of financial transaction files.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series 1:  Executive Records, 1921-1945Return to Top

This series contains the constitution and manual of instruction for the chapter to supplement the initial by-laws and subsequent revisions. Also included are the president's annual reports from 1930 to 1943, and the minutes of chapter meetings spanning the years of 1921 to 1945. The contents are arranged by category and chronologically thereafter.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
President's Annual Reports
1930-1931; 1933-1934
1/2
President's Annual Reports
1934-1945; 1939-1940
1/3
President's Annual Reports
1940-1943
1/4
Deletions from President's Records
1/5
Constitution and Manual of Instruction
1/6
By-Laws
1/7
By-Laws and Revisions
1/8
Minutes of Meetings
1921-1922
1/9
Minutes of Meetings
1922-1923
1/10
Minutes of Meetings
1923-1924
1/11
Minutes of Meetings
1924-1929
1/12
Minutes of Meetings
1930-1934
1/13
Minutes of Meetings
1935-1936
1/14
Minutes of Meetings
1936-1937
1/15
Minutes of Meetings
1937-1939
1/16
Minutes of Meetings
1940-1942
1/17
Minutes of Meetings
1943-1945

Series 2:  Membership records, 1921-1955Return to Top

These records pertain exclusively with activities dealing directly with members. Boxes 2 and 3 contain all of the correspondence between the chapter and members from 1921 to 1944 in addition to folders dedicated to general notices and circulation letters. Box 4 contains both the records of membership from 1921 to 1955 and a collection of programs dealing directly with the members such as honors days, assemblies and banquets and awards certificates. Two folders contained in box 5 contain petitions started by members of the chapter. The records have been arranged by category and thereafter by date.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/1
Correspondence
1921-1922
2/2
Correspondence
1922-1923
2/3
Correspondence
1923-1924
2/4
Correspondence
1925-1926
2/5
Correspondence
1926-1927
2/6
Correspondence
1927-1928; 1928-1929
2/7
Correspondence
1929-1930
2/8
Correspondence
1930-1931
2/9
Correspondence
1931-1932
2/10
Correspondence
1932-1933
2/11
Correspondence
1932-1933
3/1
Correspondence
1933-1934
3/2
Correspondence
1934-1935
3/3
Correspondence
1935-1936
3/4
Correspondence
1936-1937
3/5
Correspondence
1937-1938
3/6
Correspondence
1938-1939
3/7
Correspondence
1939-1940
3/8
Correspondence
1940-1941
3/9
Correspondence
1941-1942
3/10
Correspondence
1942-1943
3/11
Correspondence
1943-1944
3/12
Notices and Form Letters
3/13
Circulation Letters
4/1
Membership Papers
1921-1923
4/2
Membership Papers
1924-1925
4/3
Membership Papers
1926-1929
4/4
Membership Papers
1930-1934
4/5
Membership Papers
1940-1950
4/6
Membership Papers
1951-1952
4/7
Membership Papers
1953-1954
4/8
Membership Papers
1955
4/9
Alumni Membership
4/10
Honor Society Bulletin
4/11
Seniors' Honors Day
4/12
Honors Society Programs
4/13
Honors Day Assembly
4/14
Certificates
4/15
Banquets and Assemblies
4/16
Drafts for National Journal
5/1
Petitions
1922-1930
5/2
Petitions
1922-1930

Series 3:  Financial records, 1929-1957Return to Top

Bank account records and other papers pertaining to the financial dealings of the chapter. There are folders for the National Secretary's records, the Treasurer's records, a comprehensive cash book and two folders dedicated to the receipts of transactions at the Commercial National Bank.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
5/3
National Secretary
5/4
Cash Book
1929-1957
5/5
Treasurer's Records
5/6
Commercial National Bank Receipts
1942-1949
5/7
Commercial National Bank Receipts
1942-1949

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Greek letter societies-Montana-Bozeman
  • Corporate Names :
  • Montana State College-Students-Societies, etc
  • Phi Kappa Phi-Montana State College Chapter-Archives