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Beta Alpha Psi Membership Records

 Collection
Identifier: 31/6/28
The Beta Alpha Psi membership cards fill two boxes and spans the years 1921-1980. During 1980, the 3″ × 5″ cards were replaced by data forms used to create a computer database of members. A sample data form is included in the collection. The membership cards list information about one member including: name, college address, permanent address, chapter (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 for the years 1921 to 1934. These records contain the member's address, high school attended, colleges attended, and membership in other clubs and associations.

Dates

  • 1921-1980

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at specialcollections@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

3.00 Boxes

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. This collection of Beta Alpha Psi membership cards fills two boxes and spans the years 1921-1980. Each membership card lists information about one member.

Arrangement

The Beta Alpha Psi membership cards are arranged alphabetically by surname. The records in the addiional volume are listed in reverse chronological order.

Method of Acquisition

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).

Separated Materials

None.

Processing Information

Tyler O. Walters and Victor Thompson, November 17, 1988. Additions processed by Tyler O. Walters: July 18, 1990.
Title
Guide to the Beta Alpha Psi Membership Records
Author
Tyler O. Walters and Victor Thompson
Date
05/11/1989
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3635