Phi Beta Kappa. Oregon Alpha Chapter records
Scope and Contents
Collection contains records from Phi Beta Kappa, Oregon Alpha Chapter from 1903-1993.
The collection is organized by accession. Information below is not comprehensive.
Accession 10021.A: meeting minutes and bulletins, 1916-1945.
Accession 1996.400.A: secretary's book which includes meeting minutes, 1929-1948.
Accessions 10651.A : Committee meeting minutes and reports, Triennial Council files, annual reports, program files, a history of Phi Beta Kappa, and membership information, 1923-1974.
Accession 2002s.264: Committee meeting minutes and reports, Triennial Council files, annual reports, program files, a history of Phi Beta Kappa, and membership information, 1923-1974.
Accession 2001.20.A: Phi Beta Kappa meeting minutes, Assembly and University Lectures Committee meeting files, membership plaque, 1978-1979.
Accession 15.106.A: Correspondence, committee reports to members, and by laws.
- Phi Beta Kappa. Alpha of Oregon (University of Oregon) (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.
Conditions Governing Use
Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.
Biographical / Historical
The Phi Beta Kappa Society was founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Alpha of Oregon became the first chapter in the state of Oregon in 1923. Although three private schools in Oregon now have chapters, the University of Oregon still has the only Phi Beta Kappa chapter in the public Oregon University System. The Phi Beta Kappa Society honors students whose undergraduate academic records fulfill the objectives of a liberal arts education.
[Source: Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of Oregon Chapter, University of Oregon website: http://pages.uoregon.edu/pbk/Phi_Beta_Kappa_at_the_University_of_Oregon/Home.html]
3.5 linear feet (4 containers)
3 Unprocessed linear feet (2 containers)
Language of Materials
Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of Oregon chapter, became the first chapter in the state of Oregon in 1923. Collection (1903-1993) includes bulletins, meeting minutes, secretary's book, constitution, and annual reports.
Material within this collection has been organized by accession. This organization reflects the fact that the collection has been acquired in increments over time. This organization is also based on the decision not to merge the various accessions and organize them as a whole at this point in time, give the fact that future accruals are anticipated and/or that this organization is deemed sufficient for access.
Researchers should note that materials within a series or accession may overlap and/or relate to materials found in other accessions or initially processed materials. For example, correspondence may be found in all or only some groupings. In order to locate all relevant material within this collection, researchers may need to consult each accession.
Researchers should also note that similar materials can be arranged differently in each accession, depending on how the material is organized upon receipt or during initial processing. For instance, correspondence is one accession may be arranged alphabetically, while correspondence in another accession is arranged chronologically.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The records have been acquired through occasional transfers from Phi Beta Kappa. Oregon Alpha Chapter.
Continued transfers of records from Phi Beta Kappa. Oregon Alpha Chapter are expected indefinitely.
2 record storage boxes, 2 half-manuscript boxes.
Collection processed by Tanya Parlet, 2011, and 2013.
This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal to no organization and rehousing. Multiple accession(s) for the collection have not been merged or organized as a whole. Each accession is described separately.
Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents. Folder titles are based on those created by the creators or previous custodians. Titles have not all been verified against the contents of the folders. In some cases, staff supplied folder titles during initial processing.
- Annual reports Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- College students -- Oregon -- Eugene Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Greek letter societies -- Oregon -- Eugene Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Membership lists Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Phi Beta Kappa. Alpha of Oregon (University of Oregon)
- Student Life Subject Source: Archiveswest
- University of Oregon
- Guide to the Phi Beta Kappa. Oregon Alpha Chapter Records
- Revise Description
- Tanya Parlet; updated by processing staff
- 2011; update 2015
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English
- Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).