Guide to the Phi Delta Kappa, Upsilon Chapter Membership Records

Collection Title: Phi Delta Kappa, Upsilon Chapter Membership Records
Dates: 1917-1952
Identification: 31/6/31
Creator: Phi Delta Kappa. Upsilon Chapter (Northwestern University)
Extent: 5 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: Phi Delta Kappa is a professional fraternity for graduates in the field of education. The records are contained in four and one-half archival boxes dating from 1917 to 1952. The series is comprised of applications for membership to the Upsilon chapter. Information cards listing the year of initiation and/or transfer of the applicant to the chapter are commonly found where applications are missing.
Acquisition Information: The series was transferred to the University Archives from Paula Olszewski, School of Education, on September 20, 1983 and accessioned as #82-139.
Processing Information: Stephen Brown; November 8, 1989.
Conditions Governing Access: None.
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

Phi Delta Kappa is a professional fraternity for graduates in the field of education. The records indicate the Upsilon chapter of Phi Delta Kappa has existed at Northwestern University since 1917, the year of the first known initiation.

Scope and Content

The records are contained in four and one-half archival boxes dating from 1917 to 1952. The series is comprised of applications for membership to the Upsilon chapter. Information cards listing the year of initiation and/or transfer of the applicant to the chapter are commonly found where applications are missing. Information in each application includes personal data such as: name, birthdate, ancestry, marital status, and other related information. The applications contain additional information as well: date of initiation and transfer to or from the Upsilon chapter, and the individual's educational and professional background. Personal photographs are included with a small portion of the applications.

Arrangement of Materials

The membership records are arranged numerically according to the roll number assigned to each applicant. The roll number corresponds to the date the applicant became a member of the Upsilon chapter of Phi Delta Kappa. When more than one applicant became a member on the same date, the roll numbers were assigned roughly in alphabetical order by surname.

Subjects

Corporate Name

Phi Delta Kappa. Upsilon Chapter (Northwestern University)

Subjects

Education--Study and teaching (Graduate)--United States

Greek letter societies--Illinois--Evanston


Container List / Contents

  • Upsilon Roll Numbers, 1-70, 1917-1921Box 1, Folder 1
  • 71-127, 1921-1923Box 1, Folder 2
  • 128-190, 1923-1927Box 1, Folder 3
  • 191-246, 1927-1930Box 1, Folder 4
  • 247-299, 1930-1932Box 1, Folder 5
  • 300-354, 1932-1934Box 2, Folder 1
  • 355-402, 1934-1935Box 2, Folder 2
  • 403-434, 1935-1936Box 2, Folder 3
  • 435-467, 1936-1937Box 2, Folder 4
  • 468-499, 1937Box 2, Folder 5
  • 500-531, 1937-1938Box 3, Folder 1
  • 532-560, 1938-1939Box 3, Folder 2
  • 561-595, 1939-1940Box 3, Folder 3
  • 596-625, 1940Box 3, Folder 4
  • 626-655, 1940-1942Box 3, Folder 5
  • 656-684, 1942-1948Box 4, Folder 1
  • 685-713, 1948-1950Box 4, Folder 2
  • 714-734, 1950Box 4, Folder 3
  • 735-753, 1950-1951Box 4, Folder 4
  • 754-779, 1951Box 4, Folder 5
  • 780-811, 1951Box 5, Folder 1
  • 812-870, 1952Box 5, Folder 2