Records of Phi Delta Kappa
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.
Conditions Governing Access
Biographical / Historical
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.
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Language of Materials
Records include charter, minutes, newsletters, membership lists, treasurer's reports, and programs. Phi Delta Kappa is the international professional association for educators.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Guide to the Records of Phi Delta Kappa
- Compiled by Claire C. Galloway
- July 2007
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