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Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi charter

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Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi charter



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Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi charter, 1971 | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

By Mary A. Sego

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Primary Creator: Phi Kappa Phi

Extent: 0.1 Cubic feet. More info below.

Date Acquired: 08/27/2009

Subjects: Phi Kappa Phi, Purdue University--Students

Forms of Material: Charters

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi charter (1971; 2.08 linear feet) documents the establishment of a chapter at Purdue University in 1971. The charter itself is 13 x 17.5 inches, with the mat and frame, it measures 21 x 25 inches.

Biographical Note

In 1897 at the University of Maine, ten senior students, two faculty members, and the school president created an honor society that was different from the few others then in existence-one that recognized and honored excellence in all academic disciplines. Under the leadership of undergraduate student Marcus L. Urann, the group formed the Lambda Sigma Eta Society, which was later renamed Phi Kappa Phi from the initial letters of the Greek words forming its adopted motto: Let the love of learning rule humanity.

Phi Kappa Phi's mission is To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.

The Purdue University chapter was established April 26, 1971. The charter is signed by J. Kenneth Munford, president and Lawrence R. Guild, secretary, along with twenty-five installing delegates. The Purdue chapter is chapter 125.

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Phi Kappa Phi
Purdue University--Students

Administrative Information

Repository: Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 framed item

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Physical Access Note: The framed charter has been protected with tissue paper and bubble wrap and is housed with the oversized materials collection.

Acquisition Source: Previously hung on the wall in the Undergraduate Library. Subsequently transferred to Archives on August 27, 2009.

Acquisition Method: Transfer.

Preferred Citation: MSP 41, Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi charter, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries

Other URL: http://collections.lib.purdue.edu/fa/pdf/phi_kappa_phi.pdf


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