Guide to the Beta Alpha Psi Membership Records

Collection Title: Beta Alpha Psi Membership Records
Dates: 1921-1980
Identification: 31/6/28
Creator: Beta Alpha Psi. Gamma Chapter (Northwestern University)
Extent: 3 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: Beta Alpha Psi, the national accounting fraternity, organized on February 12, 1919 at the University of Illinois. The Gamma chapter at Northwestern University was established in 1921. The series of Beta Alpha Psi membership cards fills two boxes and spans the years 1921-1980. Each membership card lists information about the member.
Acquisition Information: The University Archives received the series from Carol Cahill, Kellogg Graduate School of Management on September 15, 1988 (Accession #88-215). The University Archives received the addition to the records from Carol Cahill, Kellogg Graduate School of Management on July 17, 1990 (Accession #90-83).
Processing Information: Tyler O. Walters and Victor Thompson, November 17, 1988. Additions processed by Tyler O. Walters: July 18, 1990.
Separated Materials: None.
Conditions Governing Access: Accessby permission of the University Archivist only.
Repository: Northwestern University Archives
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives
Email: archives@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3354

Biographical/Historical Information

Beta Alpha Psi, the national accounting fraternity, organized on February 12, 1919 at the University of Illinois. Its purpose, as expressed in its constitution, is "to instill in its members desire for self-improvement; to foster high moral and ethical standards in its members; to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence; to cultivate a sense of responsibility and service in its members; to promote the collegiate study of accountancy; and to provide opportunities for association among its members and practicing accountants."

The governing body is the National Council, consisting of the national president, the two most recent past national presidents, national secretary-treasurer, and three councilors, all of whom are ranking faculty members at schools where chapters are located.

The Gamma chapter at Northwestern University was established in 1921.

Scope and Content

The series of Beta Alpha Psi membership cards fills two boxes and spans the years 1921-1980. During 1980, the 3″ × 5″ cards were replaced by data forms used to create a computer data base of all members. A sample data form is in the series. The membership cards lists information about the member including: name, college address, permanent address, chapter initiated by (Gamma at Northwestern University), date of initiation, date of graduation, chapter president's signature, employers' addresses, dates employed, positions held, advanced degrees, CPA status, and whether the member was faculty, honorary, or active.

The addition to the Beta Alpha Psi fraternity (Gamma Chapter) records consists of one volume of membership records. These records contain information relating to the member's address, high school attended, colleges attended, and membership in other clubs and associations. The records are contained in the volume in reverse chronological order, from 1934 to 1921.

Subjects

Corporate Name

Beta Alpha Psi. Gamma Chapter (Northwestern University)

Subjects

Accounting--Societies, etc.

Greek letter societies--United States


Container List / Contents

  • A-EBox 1, Folder 1
  • F-KBox 1, Folder 2
  • L-RBox 1, Folder 3
  • S-ZBox 2, Folder 1
  • Information Card UpdateBox 2, Folder 2