North Carolina State University, Student and Other Organizations, Phi Beta Kappa, Zeta of North Carolina Chapter Records 1976-2014

Creator
Phi Beta Kappa. Zeta of North Carolina Chapter
Size
4.5 linear feet
Location

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Call number
UA 021.483

The Zeta of North Carolina Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa records include chapter applications, application committee business, and correspondence relating to attempts to establish a chapter of the society at North Carolina State University, as well as materials related to the creation of the chapter and induction of the original undergraduate members in 1995 and subsequent years. The collection also includes materials from two Triennial Council meetings and some photographs of the organization's officers and ceremonies.

The Zeta of North Carolina Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa was founded at North Carolina State University on April 17, 1995 reflecting a tremendous achievement for the University. The organization encourages acquisition of knowledge and the cultivation of understanding, support for intellectual honesty and tolerance, and the development of intellectual interests.

Biographical/historical note

The Zeta of North Carolina Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa was founded at North Carolina State University on April 17, 1995 reflecting a tremendous achievement for the University. The organization encourages acquisition of knowledge and the cultivation of understanding, support for intellectual honesty and tolerance, and the development of intellectual interests. The Zeta of North Carolina Chapter remained active as of 2010.

Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary in Virginia. As the first Greek-letter organization, it established a number of important traditions for such societies. The original society granted charters at Yale and Harvard before its demise four years later when the college was closed due to the approach of the British army. The Yale and Harvard chapters preserved the hallmarks of the society and more chapters were gradually added at other colleges and universities. In 1883, the National Council of the United Chapters of Phi Beta Kappa was created and in 1988, the official name of the organization was changed to The Society of Phi Beta Kappa.

Scope/content

The Zeta of North Carolina Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa records include chapter applications, application committee business, and correspondence relating to attempts to establish a chapter of the society at North Carolina State University, as well as materials related to the creation of the chapter and induction of the original undergraduate members in 1995 and subsequent years. The collection also includes materials from two Triennial Council meetings and some photographs of the organization's officers and ceremonies.

Physical description

7 archival boxes, 1 archival half box, 1 oversize flat box

Arrangement

The records of the Phi Beta Kappa, Zeta of North Carolina Chapter (North Carolina State University) are arranged chronologically.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Student and Other Organizations, Phi Beta Kappa, Zeta of North Carolina Chapter Records, UA 021.483, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Transferred from Phi Beta Kappa, Zeta of North Carolina Chapter

Processing information

Processed by Kellie Strickland, 2008 August; Encoded by Kellie Strickland, 2008 August; Finding aid updated by Cate Putirskis, 2009 April, July; 2010 June; 2011 January; and Todd Kosmerick, 2013 April.

Chapter Application 1976
Box 1, Folder 1
Chapter Application 1977
Box 1, Folder 2
Chapter Application 1979
Box 1, Folder 3
Chapter Application 1982
Box 1, Folder 4
Chapter Application 1983
Box 1, Folder 5
General Report 1 Oct. 1983
Box 8, Folder 13
Application Committee Business 1990-1991
Box 1, Folder 6
Chapter Application Preliminary Information 1991
Box 1, Folder 7
Chapter Application 1992
Box 2, Folder 1
Application committee business 1992
Box 2, Folder 2
Application committee business 1992
Box 2, Folder 3
Correspondence 1992-1993
Box 2, Folder 4
Correspondence 1992-1993
Box 2, Folder 5
Business and Correspondence 1992-1993
Box 2, Folder 6
Correspondence 1994
Box 2, Folder 7
Four-Year Plans, Baccalaureate Programs Fall, 1994
Box 2, Folder 8
Activities committee business and correspondence 1995
Box 2, Folder 9
Chapter installation and member initiation 1995
Box 2, Folder 10
Initiation-Student mailing 1995
Box 2, Folder 11
Initiation 1995
Box 2, Folder 12
Business and Correspondence 1995
Box 2, Folder 13
Business and Correspondence 1995
Box 3, Folder 1
Business and Correspondence 1995
Box 3, Folder 2
Business and Correspondence 1995
Box 3, Folder 3
Business and Correspondence 1995
Box 3, Folder 4
Business and Correspondence 1995
Box 3, Folder 5
Newspapers-Zeta Chapter Creation and Installation 1993-1995
Box 3, Folder 6
Alumni Magazine 1995-1996
Box 3, Folder 7
Business and Correspondence 1996
Box 3, Folder 8
Spring commencement program 1996
Box 3, Folder 9
Business and Correspondence 1996-1997
Box 4, Folder 1
Business and Correspondence 1997
Box 4, Folder 2
Nominations, etc. 1997-2001
Box 4, Folder 3
Business and Correspondence 1998
Box 4, Folder 4
Romanell-Phi Beta Kappa Professor of Philosophy including nominations 1998-2002
Box 4, Folder 5
Meetings 1998-1999
Box 4, Folder 6
Initiation ceremonies 1998-2003
Box 4, Folder 7
Correspondence-Lee Campbell 1998-1999
Box 4, Folder 8
Correspondence-Grace Finkle 1998-2001
Box 4, Folder 9
Memorandum 1999
Box 4, Folder 10
Membership and eligibility 1999
Box 4, Folder 11
Correspondence-Lee Campbell 1999
Box 4, Folder 12
Business and Correspondence 1999
Box 4, Folder 13
Minutes, etc.-file copies 2000
Box 5, Folder 1
Visiting Scholars program 2000-2001
Box 5, Folder 2
Business and Correspondence 2000-2004
Box 5, Folder 3
39th Triennial Council 2000
Box 5, Folder 4
39th Triennial Council-Grace Finkle's folder 2000
Box 5, Folder 5
Business and Correspondence-Grace Finkle 2001-2002
Box 5, Folder 6
Business and Correspondence-James Clark 2001-2003
Box 5, Folder 7
Induction ceremony reservations 2002-2003
Box 5, Folder 8
Correspondence-Tom Wolcott 2002-2003
Box 5, Folder 9
Committees 2002-2003
Box 5, Folder 10
40th Triennial Council 2003
Box 5, Folder 11
40th Triennial Council-Jim Clark's folder 2003
Half box 6, Folder 1
Constitution and Bylaws undated
Half box 6, Folder 2
Society materials and other brochures 1994-1997
Half box 6, Folder 3
Initiation programs 1995-2000
Half box 6, Folder 4
Newspapers-Initiations 1997-2003
Half box 6, Folder 5
Photographs-Executive Committee and officers 2001
Half box 6, Folder 6
Photographs-Officers 2002
Half box 6, Folder 7
Photographs-Officers, speakers, induction ceremonies 2001-2003
Half box 6, Folder 8
Framed Charter 1995
Oversize flat box 7
Initiation ceremony transcript 20 Apr. 2008
Box 8, Folder 5
Initiation of New Members program 20 Apr. 2008
Box 8, Folder 6
Initiation ceremony transcript 1 Dec. 2008
Box 8, Folder 3
Initiation of New Members program 1 Dec. 2008
Box 8, Folder 4
Initiation ceremony transcript 26 Apr. 2009
Box 8, Folder 1
Initiation of New Members program 26 Apr. 2009
Box 8, Folder 2
Initiation ceremony transcript 25 Apr. 2010
Box 8, Folder 7
Initiation of New Members program 25 Apr. 2010
Box 8, Folder 8
Initiation ceremony transcript 21 Nov. 2010
Box 8, Folder 9
Initiation of New Members program 21 Nov. 2010
Box 8, Folder 10
Initiation ceremony transcript 2011 Apr. 16
Box 8, Folder 11
Initiation of New Members program 2011 Apr. 16
Box 8, Folder 12
Initiation of New Members program 2011 Nov. 20
Box 8, Folder 14
Initiation ceremony transcript 2011 Nov. 20
Box 8, Folder 15
Initiation of New Members program 2012 Apr. 22
Box 8, Folder 16
Initiation ceremony transcript 2012 Apr. 22
Box 8, Folder 17
Initiation of New Members program 2013 Apr. 21
Box 8, Folder 18
Initiation ceremony transcript 2013 Apr. 21
Box 8, Folder 19
Initiation of New Members program 2014 Apr. 27
Box 9, Folder 1
Initiation ceremony transcript 2014 Apr. 27
Box 9, Folder 2

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Student and Other Organizations, Phi Beta Kappa, Zeta of North Carolina Chapter Records, UA 021.483, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.