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Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Chapter Records

 Collection
Identifier: 00/05/02/UA 7.002
The records of the Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at the College of William and Mary include minutes, business records, addresses and speeches, poems, correspondence, publications, membership cards, and other records.

Dates

  • 1776-2013
  • Majority of material found in 1888-1955

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection contains material which may be restricted related to personnel matters, student records, or other reasons. A Special Collections Research Center staff member must review the collection for restricted material before any researchers may use the collection. Consult a staff member for assistance. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Extent

13.00 Linear Feet

Historical Note:

Phi Beta Kappa was founded by five students at the College of William and Mary in 1776.

Arrangement of Materials:

This collection is currently being processed. Please consult a staff member for assistance.

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

Due to the fragile nature of the early portions of the records in this collection, researchers must use microfilm or any other reproductions available in place of the original documents.

Custodial History:

A portion of this collection was previously part of the University Archives Publications Collection.

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 1982. 029 was transferred on May 10, 1982.  A photostatic copy of a fragment of a manuscript relating to Phi Beta Kappa, found beneath the floor of the Carter-Saunders House in Williamsburg on March 1, 1938, (Mss. Acc. 1938-185) was received on April 9, 1938. The portion of the collection that was formerly part of the University Archives Publications Collection was collected from various sources. Information about acquisitions received after 7/13/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member.

Related Materials:

The University Archives Artifact Collection (UA 13); Robert Morton Hughes Papers (UA 5.013); Phi Beta Kappa Records of John Lesslie Hall and Charles Washington Coleman (UA 6.022); Office of the President, various accessions; Margetta Hirsch Doyle Papers (UA 5.005); University Archives Photograph Collection (UA 8); University Archives Audiovisual Collection (UA 58); Robert Hunt Land Papers (UA 6.012).

Artifacts transferred to the UA Artifact Collection include: Phi Beta Kappa Key of J. Meriwether Hurt (2010.511.01), Phi Beta Kappa Key of M. Del. Jenkins (2010.511.02).

Separated Materials:

Artifacts transferred to the UA Artifact Collection include: Phi Beta Kappa Key of J. Meriwether Hurt (2010.511.01), Phi Beta Kappa Key of M. Del. Jenkins (2010.511.02).

Processing Information:

A portion of this collection was rehoused and arranged by Kelsey Kavanaugh, SCRC staff, from July-December 2010. Acc. 2010.511 minimally described by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in September 2010. Acc. 2010.511 was further processed and added to the exsiting collection by Kelsey Kavanaugh, SCRC staff, from January-June 2011. Acc. 2012.158 accessioned and minimally described by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in May 2012.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Chapter Records
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff, Eileen O'Toole.
Date
2007-04-17
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Revision Statements

  • May 12th, 2017: Record updated by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in June 2011.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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