Guide to the Phi Delta Kappa, Delta Chapter (Stanford University), Records

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
Copyright © 2011 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

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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.


Collection Contents

 

Records

Box 1, Folder 1

Introductory information, constitution, and newsletters of Phi Delta Kappa, 1912-1913

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence and financial records, A through H, 1911-1913

Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence and financial records, I through S, 1911-1913

Box 1, Folder 4

Correspondence and financial records, S through Z, 1911-1913

Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence, A through G, 1911-1912

Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence, H through N, 1911-1912

Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence, O through Z, 1911-1912

Box 2, Folder 1

Chron. file containing journals, newsletters, programs and some related correspondence, 1914

Box 2, Folder 2

Chron. file containing journals, newsletters, programs and some related correspondence, 1914-1915

Box 2, Folder 3

Chron. file containing journals, newsletters, programs and some related correspondence, 1917-1922

Box 2, Folder 4

Chron. file containing journals, newsletters, programs and some related correspondence, 1923-1924

Box 2, Folder 5

Chron. file containing journals, newsletters, programs and some related correspondence, 1925-1936

Box 2, Folder 6

San Francisco alumni newsletters, 1914-1918

Box 2, Folder 7

San Francisco alumni newsletters, 1915-1917

Box 2, Folder 8

San Francisco alumni yearbook, 1919

Box 2, Folder 9

San Francisco alumni chapter, report, constitution and misellaneous items

Box 2, Folder 10

Alumnus Alpha (San Francisco) newsletter, 1925-1930

Box 3, Folder 1

Correspondence, A through Z, 1930-1932

Box 3, Folder 2

Correspondence, A through L, 1933

Box 3, Folder 3

Correspondence, M through Z, 1933

Box 3, Folder 4

Correspondence, A through Z, 1934

Box 3, Folder 5

Correspondence, 1930s (non-specific date or name)

Box 3, Folder 6

Recommendations to national office and letter from P. Cook, 1933

Box 3, Folder 7

Letters to Don Nugent, 1933, pertaining to his suggestions for reorganization on national level

Box 3, Folder 8

Evaluations of Grayson Kefauver’s “Evaluating the School Program” with a letter from Charles S. Morris, 1933

Box 3, Folder 9

Membership records, 1932-1933

Box 3, Folder 10

Notification of election, 1925-1932

Box 3, Folder 11

Recommendations 1933

Box 3, Folder 12

Miscellaneous records, 1930s

Box 3, Folder 13

Candidate forms, tests, etc., 1932

Box 3, Folder 14

Blank forms

Box 3, Folder 15

Minutes of national meetings and related correspondence, 1911-1933

Box 3, Folder 16

Report of the Executive Secretary to the 13th National Council of the Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity, 1929

Box 4, Folder 1

Minutes 1909-1917

Box 4, Folder 2

Minutes 1917-1923

Box 4, Folder 3

Minutes 1923-1929

Box 4, Folder 4

Minutes 1929-1932

Box 4, Folder 5

Minutes 1934-1937

Box 4, Folder 6

Constitution and Bylaws 1938, 1942

Box 4, Folder 7

Minutes 1938-1942

Box 5, Folder 1

Minutes 1943-1946

Box 5, Folder 2

Minutes 1947-1950

Box 5, Folder 3

Membership lists 1948-1949

Box 5, Folder 4

Minutes 1951-1952

Box 5, Folder 5

Minutes 1953-1956

Box 6, Folder 1

Receipts and disbursements 1924-1927

Box 6, Folder 2

Receipts and disbursements 1927-1930

Box 6, Folder 3

Receipts and disbursements 1930-1932

Box 6, Folder 4

Receipts and disbursements 1931-1934

Box 6, Folder 5

Receipts and disbursements 1933-1935

Box 6, Folder 6

Receipts and disbursements 1936-1937

Box 6, Folder 7

Receipts and disbursements 1940-1943

Box 6, Folder 8

Receipts and disbursements 1943-1948

Box 7, Folder 1

Stanford Journal of Phi Delta Kappa, 1923-1932 (incomplete)

Box 7, Folder 2

The Delta Journal, 1932-1938 (incomplete)

Box 7, Folder 3

The Delta Journal, 1939-1942 (incomplete)

Box 7, Folder 4

Stanford News Journal, March 1967

Box 7, Folder 5

Research Studies in Eduction, 1955

Box 7, Folder 6

“School District Reorganization,” The Phi Delta Kappan, March 1931

Box 8, Folder 1

Phi Delta Kappa Chapter Handbook, 1952

Box 8, Folder 

(Materials on national, district, and chapter organization; official documents; business procedures; publications and forms)

Box 8, Folder 2

24th Biennial Council, December 1953 (notebook of meeting materials)

Box 8, Folder 3

24th Biennial Council, December 1953 (notebook of meeting materials)

Box 8, Folder 4

24th Biennial Council, December 1953 (notebook of meeting materials)

Box 9, Folder 1

26th Biennial Council, December 1957 (notebook of meeting materials)

Box 9, Folder 2

26th Biennial Council, December 1957 (notebook of meeting materials)

Box 9, Folder 3

30th Biennial Council, December 1965 (notebook of meeting materials)

Box 9, Folder 4

30th Biennial Council, December 1965 (notebook of meeting materials)

Box 9, Folder 5

30th Biennial Council, December 1965 (notebook of meeting materials)

Box 9, Folder 6

Phi Delta Kappa Directory, 1931