Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Phi Kappa Phi-OSU Chapter Records, 1914-2002

Members of Phi Kappa Phi, 1927.

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MSS PhiKappaPhi

These records were generated by the OSU Chapter of the Honorary Society of Phi Kappa Phi. They document the origins and development of the group, the yearly process of the selection of pledges and members, sponsorship of the Biology Colloquium lecture series, and the awarding of fellowships and scholarships by the chapter. The OSU Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi was established in 1924.

Historical Note 

Scope and Content Note


5.5 cubic feet; 9 boxes, including 2 oversize boxes; 3 microfilm reels


Given differences in the series designamtions between the paper and microfilm records in this collection, the microfilm reels are described separately.

The paper records are organized into 10 series: I. Membership; II. Correspondence; III. Minutes; IV. Committees; V. Administrative; VI. Newspaper Clippings; VII. Brochures/Flyers; VIII. Book; IX. Photographs; and X. Scrapbook.

There are two series in the microfilm reocrds: I. General Subject File and II. Yearly Records. Series I is organized by topic, while Series II is arranged in chronological order.

Related Papers

In addition to the records of Phi Kappa Phi, the Archives has materials from other honorary societies with chapters at OSU, including Epsilon Pi Tau (Industrial Arts and Vocational Education), Omicron Nu (Home Economics), Sigma Xi (Science), and Xi Sigma Pi (Forestry). The papers of several former Phi Kappa Phi OSU Chapter Presidents can also be found in the Archives: Willibald Weniger, Edwin T. Reed, E. B. Lemon, Francois Archibald Gilfillan, and J. Kenneth Munford.

The papers of J. Kenneth Munford, former chapter president and president of the national office (1968-1971) contain a more extensive set of Phi Kappa Phi newsletters and other OSU chapter materials.

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