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Guide to the Phi Delta Kappa, Delta Chapter (Stanford University), Records
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0213
    Creator: Phi Delta Kappa. Delta Chapter (Stanford University).
    Title: Phi Delta Kappa, Delta Chapter (Stanford University), records
    Dates: 1909-1965
    Physical Description: 4.5 Linear feet
    Summary: These records include memberships lists, constitution and bylaws, correspondence, minutes, account books, newsletters, publications, and materials from several biennial meetings of the national council. In addition to correspondence between Stanford chapter leaders and their membership, there is correspondence with national leaders and with other collegiate chapters. Correspondents include E. P. Cubberley, John D. Houser, Frank A. Scofield, Erwin E. Lewis, Julian E. Butterworth, Albert M. Davis, Emmett Ellis, Walter E. Morgan, and John R. Nichols.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Stanford University Libraries
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

    Administrative Information

    Provenance

    Administrative transfer, 1979.

    Information about Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Ownership & Copyright

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    Phi Delta Kappa,Delta Chapter (Stanford University), Records (SC0213). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    Phi Delta Kappa, Honorary Fraternity, was organized May 23, 1911 at Stanford University. It is a chapter of Pi Kappa Mu, which was organizaed May 4, 1909. Faculty members at the time of the founding of the Delta chapter at Stanford were Ellwood P. Cubberley, Percy E. Davidson, Rufus Clarence Bentley, and Lewis Madison Terman. The nature and purpose of the club as stated in their constitution reads: Phi Delta Kappa shall be a fraternity founded upon educational principles and supporting the highest educational ideals. It shall exist for the purpose of mutual help of men of sound moral character and of recognized professional training and ability interested in the scientific study of education. It shall foster research both in and out of the university and shall ever uphold the great truth that the noblest and most efficient service to the state is that rendered through the education of her children.

    Description of the Collection

    These records, dating from 1909 to 1965, include membership lists, constitution and bylaws, correspondence, minutes, account books, newsletters, publications, and materials from several biennial meetings of the national council. In addition to correspondence between Stanford chapter leaders and their membership, there is correspondence with national leaders and with other collegiate chapters. Correspondents include E. P. Cubberley, John D. Houser, Frank A. Scofield, Erwin E. Lewis, Julian E. Butterworth, Albert M. Davis, Emmett Ellis, Walter E. Morgan, and John R. Nichols.
    The original order of the correspondence in Box 1 has not been substantially altered. It was removed from the letter-boxes and refoldered; consequently there is some overlapping of dates. The alpha reference is not always to the letter writer, but may reflect the state, other college chapters, or the national office. The correspondence in Box 3 was resorted and is filed alphabetically by author, with the exception of several letters pertaining to “Lambda Chapter” at Berkeley, filed under L.

    Access Terms

    Butterworth, Julian Edward, 1884-
    Cubberley, Ellwood Patterson, 1868-1941.
    Davis, Albert Mott.
    Ellis, Emmett.
    Houser, J. David.
    Lewis, Erwin E.
    Morgan, Walter Emmett, 1896-
    Nichols, John R.
    Phi Delta Kappa. Delta Chapter (Stanford University).
    Scofield, Frank A.
    Stanford University--Students.
    College students.
    Education--Societies, etc.
    Student activities.