Series 1
Administrative materials, 1906-2001
Boxes 1-7

Scope and Content Note

The Administrative Materials series, 1906-2001 (3.25 ft) is arranged into four subseries: Chapter Founding, Record Books, and the Secretary and Treasurer papers. The Chapter Founding subseries contains the Planning Files of Theodore Jack and the early files of the Alpha Epsilon Upsilon honor society as well as the chapter bylaws. The Record Books subseries contains the annual record books of the institution. These are an abridged version of the archives organized annually. They include annual reports, the signatures of inductees, meeting notices and election materials and are a good place for researchers to begin. The bulk of the administrative materials are found in the Secretary subseries. The secretary's files include a range of items, among them, notices of meetings, annual reports, and records of changes to the bylaws. By far the largest portion of the secretary's papers are devoted to the voluminous correspondence both within the chapter and with the United Chapters of Phi Beta Kappa. The arrangement of the archive reflects the increase in correspondence on the part of the secretary over the years. While earlier folders from the 1930s are organized under the secretary's name, (Goodrich C. White, Charles Hounshell, Arthur Allen papers), beginning in the late 1940s and early 1950s correspondence is archived directly under the categories described above. Though mention of the office of Chapter President and Vice-President appear in the Chapter Bylaws, the bulk of administrative work appears to have passed through the Chapter Secretary. The "Treasurer" subseries is much smaller and contains budgetary papers as well as order forms for jewelry for initiation certificates.

Arrangement Note

Organized into four subseries: (1.1) Chapter founding, (1.2) Secretary papers, (1.3) Treasurer papers, and (1.4) Record books.

Description of Subseries