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Biographical / Historical

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory 1904-2018

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

UT Phi Beta Kappa records, 1904-2018



Creator Phi Beta Kappa. Alpha of Texas
Title: UT Phi Beta Kappa records
Dates: 1904-2018
Identification: camh-arc-004102
Extent: 11.5 inches (4 containers)
Language: Materials are written in English
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Biographical / Historical

The honors society Phi Beta Kappa was established at the College of William and Mary in 1776 and spread to other colleges and universities over time. The University of Texas at Austin chapter was founded in 1904 and received the designation PBK, Alpha of Texas because of its status as the first such chapter established in the state of Texas. Phi Beta Kappa membership is made up of undergraduate students invited to join due to academic achievement. Notable past members of the UT chapter include Walter Prescott Webb and Alan Lomax.

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Scope and Contents

Six bound volumes documenting the history of the University of Texas chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society (Alpha of Texas Chapter). Includes documents related to the founding of the UT chapter in 1904, lists of officers, meeting minutes, lists of inducted members, event programs, financial records, etc., from 1904-2018.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.   

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law. 

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Index Terms

Corporate Names
The University of Texas at Austin
Subjects
Academic achievement
Education, Higher
Education, Higher--Societies, etc.
Education--Societies, etc.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

UT Phi Beta Kappa Records, 1904-2018, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory 1904-2018

volume
4M619 Member lists, meeting minutes, financial information 1954-1966
volume
4M620 Founding documents, meeting minutes, members 1904-1954
box
4C448 Annual dinner invitations, meeting minutes, members, financial documents 1979-2001
Meeting minutes, financial documents, annual dinner invitations 1957-1962
Meeting minutes, financial documents 1958-1979
volume
4M621 Members' signatures 2007-2018

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