Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University Pi Delta Phi records, 1930-2000 UA 247

creator Bourgeois, Andre
Title: Rice University Pi Delta Phi records
Dates: 1930-2000
Abstract The collection consists of membership and financial records of the Theta Chapter of Pi Delta Phi, the National French Honor Society, from 1930 through 2000. There are yearly membership lists, records of dues received and expenditures made. Initiation programs are also included, as are records of donations that established the André Bourgeois Pi Delta Phi Award in 1994.
Identification: UA 247
Quantity: 0.5 linear ft. (1 box)
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical/Historical note

The Theta Chapter of Pi Delta Phi, the National French Honor Society, was established at Rice University in 1930. From that time on, initiation of new members took place every year in April. The ceremony was traditionally followed by a banquet at the Faculty Club. Officers were elected at each year’s annual meeting.

The first advisor was Professor Marcel Moraud. He was succeeded in 1956 by Professor Andre Bourgeois, who in turn was succeeded by Dr. Margaret Sobel in 1971. It is not clear when this role passed to Professor Deborah Nelson, but she was serving as advisor in the later years of the records.

When Professor Bourgeois died in 1994, donations in his memory were used to establish an award given annually, the André Bourgeois Pi Delta Phi Award.

Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of records of the Theta Chapter of the National French Honor Society, Pi Delta Phi, at Rice University, established in 1930. A leather-covered loose leaf album holds membership and financial records from 1930 through 1971. Similar records from 1972 through 2000 are contained in labeled folders. Also included are initiation programs and records of donations to the André Bourgeois Pi Delta Phi Award fund established with memorial gifts at his death in 1994.


Conditions Governing Access note

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from the Pi Delta Phi Records must be facilitated through the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Rice University -- history.
financial records
programs (documents)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Rice University Pi Delta Phi Records, MS 247, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This material was transferred to the Woodson Research Center circa 2005.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Membership rosters and initiation programs

Box Folder
1 1 Membership rosters 1996-2000 and blank stationery
2 Initiation programs

Series II: Financial records

Box Folder
1 3 Banking documents 1971-1979
4 Banking documents 1980-1995
5 Banking documents 1996-2000
6 I.R.S. Applications for Employer Identification Number 1984-1988
7 Deposit booklets and Passbooks 1962-1990
8 Records of Donations to the André Bourgeois Pi Delta Phi Award Fund
- Expense Account book 1977-1981
- Leather covered loose leaf album of records from 1930 through 1971