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  • Classification number: 6SH
  • Title of Record Series: Phi Beta Kappa
  • Record Group: Students
  • Sub Group: Honor Societies
  • Date: November 13, 1981
  • Accession Number: A75-002, A77-057
  • Source: Harriet Creighton; Lucetta Mowry; Alice King; Edward Stettner; existing files
  • Restrictions: see boxlist for terms of restrictions
  • Volume: 3 Boxes and 2 volumes
Description:

Records of Phi Beta Kappa, Eta Chapter of Massachusetts; dating from 1901 to 1976; maintained by the President and Secretary of the Chapter and integrated with existing files; consisting of published works, manuals, constitution and by-laws, minutes, reports, bulletins, key, lists and tables, rules, announcements, correspondence; concerning executive members, alumnae and student members, elections, honorary membership, rituals and ceremonies, scholarship, events; with materials of special interest on the history and installation of the Eta Chapter of Massachusetts and the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholars Program at Wellesley College.

Box 1
  • Phi Beta Kappa as a Secret Society with Its Relations to Freemasonry and Antimasonry, by William T. Hastings
  • Phi Beta Kappa: General (1905-1973)
  • Petition for a Charter (1901-1904);
  • Installation: The Illuminators, a poem by Caroline Hazard (1905)
  • Constitution and By-Laws (undated, 1931, 1938);
  • Laws and Practices Manual (1933);
  • Annual Reports (1960-1961 1967-1968)
  • Minutes, Eta Chapter (1901-1916)
  • President, Eta Chapter (1916-1942)
  • President's Book: minutes, lists (April, 1968 May, 1972)
Box 2
  • Bulletins (1931-1937)
  • Secretary's Record Book (1918-1925);
  • Executive Committee (1925-1927)
  • Phi Beta Kappa: Officers and Voting Members (1954-1955 1958-1959);
  • Mailing list (1955-1956)
  • Honors Day Announcements (1968-1970);
  • Report on Encouragement of Scholarship (1966-1968)
  • Eligibility: Rules and Correspondence (1956-1972)
  • Rituals and Initiation Ceremony (undated, 1928-1956)
  • List of Members, by Class (1904-1971)
  • Visiting Scholars Program (1956-1957, 1966-1967 1968-1969, 1976)
  • Committee on Alumnae Membership (1933, 1940-1961)
  • Committee on Alumnae Membership (1963-1964 - 1972)
  • Correspondence (1961-1969)
  • Correspondence (1970-1972)
Volumes
    The History of Phi Beta Kappa, by Oscar M. Voorhees (1945)
    Phi Beta Kappa General Catalog, 1922
Restricted -- Restricted material is available only with the permission of the President, Eta Chapter of Massachusetts, Phi Beta Kappa.
Box 3 RESTRICTED
  • Restricted: President's Book: minutes, lists, clippings (September, 1956 April, 1968)
  • Restricted: Record of Banquets, Lectures, Members (1910-1911 1939-1940)
  • Restricted: Record of Banquets, Lectures, Members (1940-1941 1955-1956)
  • Restricted: Secretary's Book: minutes, notices, lists (September, 1947 June 1961)
  • Restricted: Tables of Students and Academic Standing

Created By: Dorothy Brown '09 || Maintained By: Jane Callahan and Ian Graham || Date Created: January 10, 2008 || Last Modified: October 15, 2012