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Collection Overview
Title: Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society records
Call Number:A43
Volume:0.35 cubic ft. (1 boxes)
Scope and Content Abstract:The collection documents Northeastern University's efforts to petition the national honor society Phi Kappa Phi for a charter. Included in the collection is the Constitution and By-Laws. Campus activities of the society are documented by booklets and flyers describing two events held annually: Honors Day and Scholars' Days.
Historical Abstract:Northeastern University was granted a charter for the national honor society Phi Kappa Phi in 1963. Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi recognizes scholarship in all areas of academic endeavor. The Northeastern chapter was established as part of the effort to strengthen the College of Liberal Arts. The society co-sponsored with NU's Council on Research and Scholarship the first Scholarship Day held on May 11, 1978, during which regular classes were replaced with special colloquiums addressing faculty members' recent research. Continued as an annual tradition, the name was changed to Scholars' Day in 1985 and later included forums for students to explicate their scholarly endeavors.
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Luttgens, Kathryn

  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (Northeastern University)

  • Greek letter societies -- Massachusetts -- Boston

Restrictions:The collection is unrestricted.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by Deborah Lovett, June 2000


Phi Kappa Phi records. (AC 43) University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections Department, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts. Box 1, Folder 1.

Frederick, Antoinette. Northeastern University, An Emerging Giant, 1959-1975. Northeastern University Custom Book Program, Boston, 1982.

Frederick, Antoinette. Northeastern University Coming of Age, The Ryder Years, 1975-1989. Northeastern University, Boston, 1995.
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1Active Members List1966, 1969
1Constitution and By-Laws1968
1Honors Day Address by George E. Probst1966
1Honors Day Awards Lists1968
1Honors Day Convocation Invitation1974
1Honors Day Pamphlets (3 folders)1966-1991
1Initiates and Officers Lists1971, 1975
1Memoranda to Members1966-1970
1Nominating Committee Reportn.d.
1NU Honor Society Pamphlet1976
1Officers and Committee Members List1968-1969
1Petition to Phi Kappa Phi for NU chapter1962
1Scholars' Days Pamphlets and Schedules1985-1996
1Scholarship Days Lecture by Prof. Kathryn Luttgens (audio tape)1978
1Scholarship Days Lecturer Certificatesn.d.
1Scholarship Days Pamphlets and Schedules (2 folders)1978-1984