Phi Alpha Theta Society Student History Organizations records
05.PATS

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Phi Alpha Theta.
Title
Phi Alpha Theta Society Student History Organizations records
ID
05.PATS
Date [inclusive]
1941-2011
Extent
0.8 Linear feet 2 archive boxes
Language
English
Abstract
The Phi Alpha Theta collection documents the activities of the Alpha Beta Mu Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta and other  student history organizations on Eastern Michigan University's campus. Phi Alpha Theta was found in 1921 on the University of Arkansas campus. The Alpha Beta Mu Chapter at Eastern Michigan University was founded in 1985 but died out in the 1991-1992 school year. It was re-established in 1998. The collection is arranged alphabetically in two boxes. The organization information, membership and correspondence information are further subdivided. Records date from 1941-2011 with the bulk of the records dating from 1980-1988, and 2000-2011.

Preferred Citation note

Please cite materials from the University Archives in the following manner: Item. Collection Title. Eastern Michigan University Archives.

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Administrative History

Phi Alpha Theta is an international honor society in history. The society was founded at the University of Arkansas on March 17, 1921. Phi Alpha Theta is a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. Phi Alpha Theta is the largest accredited organization in the Association of College Honor Societies. Alpha Beta Mu Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta is located at Eastern Michigan University. The chapter was founded in 1985 but died out during the 1991-1992 school year. The chapter was re-established in 1998.

The Student History Association is open to anyone; it promotes historical awareness and engenders the desire to learn more about history as a discipline, as well as enjoying its many forms.

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Scope and Contents

The Phi Alpha Theta Society and the  Student History Organization collection contains information on the organizations, membership, news clippings, the Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference, a Walking Tour of Detroit, chapter resolutions and bylaws, correspondence, event flyers and meeting minutes and agendas. The collection is divided into two boxes, each box arranged alphabetically. The organization information, membership, and correspondence information is further subdivided.

The Organization information series includes booklets, Living History Club, organization status reports, and student history association. The  Membership series includes certificates, initiation and ritual, and membership and officers.  Correspondence series is divided into chronological files that date from January 1983-January 1989, January 1999-October 1999, February 2000-July 2011, and a few undated correspondences.

Records range from 1941-2011. The bulk of information ranges from 1980-1988, and 2000-2011.

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Arrangement of Materials

The Phi Alpha Theta Society and the  Student History Organization collection is divided into two boxes, each box arranged alphabetically. The organization information, membership, and correspondence information is further subdivided. The  Organization information series includes booklets, Living History Club, organization status reports, and student history association. The  Membership series includes certificates, initiation and ritual, and membership and officers.  Correspondence series is divided into chronological files that date from January 1983-January 1989, January 1999-October 1999, February 2000-July 2011, and a few undated correspondences. Records range from 1941-2011. The bulk of information ranges from 1980-1988, and 2000-2011.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2012 March 13

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197
734-487-0020

Revision Description

  2012 April 13

Conditions Governing Access note

Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to visiting the the University Archives.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Greek letter societies
  • History.
  • Michigan State Normal College
  • Students
  • Undergraduate

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Collection Inventory

Organization Information 1982-2005 

Booklets 1983-1986 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994859)   1 1

Living History Club 1989-1992 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994859)   1 2

Organization Status Reports 1982-1987 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994859)   1 3

Student History Association and Phi Alpha Theta Website 2004-2005 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994859)   1 4

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Membership 1983-2009 

Certificates 1986-2005  (Bulk, 1986-1989)


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994859)   1 5

Initiation and Ritual 1983-2009 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994859)   1 6

Membership and Officers 1984-2003 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994859)   1 7

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News Clippings 1941, 1986-1988, 1998-2008 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994859)   1 8

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Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference 1985-2005  (Bulk, 1988)


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994859)   1 10

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Walking Tour of Detroit 1999-2001 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994859)   1 11

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Chapter Resolutions and Bylaws 1980-1994 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994867)   2 1

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Correspondence 1983-2011 

January 1983-January 1989 1983-1989 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994867)   2 2

January 1999-October 1999 1999 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994867)   2 3

February 2000-July 2011 2000-2011 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994867)   2 4

Undated Correspondance 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994867)   2 5

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Event Flyers 1988-2010  (Bulk, 2000-2010)


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994867)   2 6

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Meeting Minutes and Agendas 1985-1988, 2004-2010 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994867)   2 7

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Greek letter societies
  • History.

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