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Records of Phi Delta Kappa

 Collection
Identifier: RU 9

Collection Scope and Content Summary

Records include charter, minutes, newsletters, membership lists, treasurer’s reports, and programs. Phi Delta Kappa is the international professional association for educators.

Dates

  • 1959-1972

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Phi Delta Kappa began at Indiana University on January 24, 1906 in the formal creation of a chapter under the name Pi Kappa Mu. By 1910, the organization had a total of three chapters. On March 1, 1910, Pi Kappa Mu, Phi Delta Kappa (which had been organized at Columbia University on March 13, 1908) and Nu Rho Beta (which had been organized at University of Missouri on February 23, 1909) amalgamated under the name Phi Delta Kappa. Prior to amalgamation, Phi Delta Kappa had also branched out to include two other chapters.

Phi Delta Kappa was limited to white males at the August 1915 convention. In 1940, Sigma chapter at Ohio State University initiated two non-whites (one Chinese, one Negro), and was suspended at the December 1941 convention with charter revocation to occur in May 1942 if the chapter did not remove membership for the two non-whites. A demand for a popular vote of the entire membership let to a membership poll being sent to all members and eventually the deletion of the "white clause" by the membership. On June 2, 1942 announcement was made to all of the chapters of the removal of the race restriction.

Phi Delta Kappa joined the Professional Interfraternity Conference in 1928.

Extent

0.50 Linear feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Records include charter, minutes, newsletters, membership lists, treasurer's reports, and programs. Phi Delta Kappa is the international professional association for educators.

Physical Location

Vault CB 5

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the College of Education, July 2007.
Title
Guide to the Records of Phi Delta Kappa
Author
Compiled by Claire C. Galloway
Date
July 2007
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Mary Couts Burnett Library Repository

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