Phi Kappa Phi Society collection
04.PKPS

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Title
Phi Kappa Phi Society collection
ID
04.PKPS
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1973-2004
Date [inclusive]
1973-2012
Extent
6.6 Linear feet 1 record center carton, 1 archive box, 4 oversize boxes, 1 oversize tube, 1 oversize folder, 1 object
Language
English
Abstract
The Phi Kappa Phi Society was founded in 1897 at the University of Maine. It is one of the nation's oldest, largest and most selective collegiate societies for academics. Phi Kappa Phi promotes and recognizes academic excellence in all fields of study of higher education. Phi Kappa Phi's 154th chapter was installed at Eastern Michigan University on September 18, 1973. The Phi Kappa Phi Society collection contains founding documents for the Eastern Michigan University Chapter, as well as membership information, meeting minutes, publicity, correspondence, programs for the annual initiation banquet, and a scrapbook. The collection is arranged alphabetically and divided into two main series,  Administration and History, and  Publicity and Outreach. Records date from 1973 to 2012 with the bulk of the collection dating from 1973-2004.

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

The Phi Kappa Phi Society was founded in 1897 at the University of Maine. It is one of the nation's oldest, largest and most selective collegiate societies for academics. Since its founding Phi Kappa Phi Society has initiated over 1 million members. Phi Kappa Phi promotes and recognizes academic excellence in all fields of study of higher education. Juniors and seniors in undergraduate school may be initiated if they are in the top 7.5% or 10% of their classes respectively.

Phi Kappa Phi's 154th chapter was installed at Eastern Michigan University on September 18, 1973.

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Scope and Contents

The Phi Kappa Phi Society collection contains information on the Eastern Michigan University Chapter of this national honor society. The collection contains information on chapter history, chapter records, membership list, meeting minutes, clippings, correspondence, National Handbooks, and programs.

The collection is arranged alphabetically and divided into two main series, Administration and History, and  Publicity and Outreach. Administration and History series contains information on chapter history, chapter records, initiates list, invitations to membership, meeting minutes, and membership and elections. The chapter records are further divided up chronologically dating from 1973 to 1983. The meeting minutes are also further divided chronologically dating from 1973 to 1977, 1981 to 1993. The Publicity and Outreach series includes information on announcements, clippings, correspondence, member mailing lists, memorandums, National Handbooks, newsletters, petition, programs, releases and a scrapbook.

Records date from 1973 to 2012 with the bulk of materials from 1973-2004.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2012 June 6

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197
734-487-2673
lib_archives@emich.edu

Revision Description

 Addition of early society records 2017 March 9

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)

  • Degrees, Academic
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Greek letter societies
  • Michigan State Normal School

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Collection Inventory

Administration and History 

Box Folder

Chapter History 1973 

1 1

Chapter Establishment 1972-1973 

5 2

Chapter Records 1973-1983 

Box Folder

1973-1974 1973-1974 

1 2

1974-1975 1974-1975 

1 3

1975-1976 1975-1976 

1 4

1976-1977 1976-1977 

1 5

1977-1978 1977-1978 

1 6

1978-1979 1978-1979 

1 7

1979-1980 1979-1980 

1 8

1980-1981 1980-1981 

1 9

1981-1982 1981-1982 

1 10

1982-1983 1982-1983 

1 11
Box Folder

Constitution and Bylaws-National and Local 

5 3

Financial Records 1977-1987 

5 4

Initiation Banquets 

Box Folder

Installation and Initiation Ceremony 1973 

5 7

Initiation Banquet Photograph 1988 

5 8

Programs 1974-2000 

5 9

 2001 

5 10

 2002 

5 11

 2003 

5 12

 2004 

5 13

Banquet Keynote 1984 

5 14
Box Folder

Initiates List 1974-1999 

1 12

Invitations to Membership Lists 1967-1982 

1 13

Meeting Minutes 

Box
1
Folder
14
Box Folder

1973-1977 1973-1977 

1 14

1981-1993 1981-1993 

1 15

Membership and Elections 1973-1985 

1 16
Box Object

Membership Roster 1974-1990 

4 1
Box Folder

Membership Pins 

1 17

Officers 

5 6
Object

Phi Kappa Phi gold pin No Date   0.1 Linear feet

1

Record of Election 1978 

Box Folder

 1978 

2 1

 1979 

2 2-3

 1980 

2 4

 1981 

2 5

 1982 

2 6

 1983 

2 7

 1984 

2 8

 1985 

3 1

 1986 

3 2

 1987 

3 3-4

 1988 

3 5

 1989 

3 6

 1990 

3 7-8

 1991 

3 9
Box Object

Scrapbook 

6 1

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Publicity and Outreach 

Box Folder

Annoucements 1974-1994 

1 18
Oversize Object

Blue and Gold Banner 

1 1-2

Clippings 1973-2006 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023993950)   1 19
    Box Folder
Text (32307023313399)   5 1

Box Folder

Correspondence 1972-1975 

1 20-21

Flyers 

1 22

Guest Speakers 

1 23

Member Mailing Lists 1977-1999 

1 24

Memorandums 1972-1974 

1 25

National Handbooks 1983 

1 26

Newsletter 1984-1989 

1 27

Petition October 18, 1972 

1 28

Photographs 1987 

1 29
Oversize

Poster 

2
Box Folder

Programs 1973-2006 

1 30

Releases 1973-2001 

1 31

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