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Guide to the University of California, Santa Barbara, Phi Beta Kappa, Lambda of California Chapter Records
UArch 108  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Related Materials
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: University of California, Santa Barbara, Phi Beta Kappa, Lambda of California Chapter Records
    Dates: 1958-2004
    Collection number: UArch 108
    Creator: Phi Beta Kappa.
    Collection Size: 2.2 linear feet (7 document boxes and 1 half-size document box)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: The collection contains records of the UCSB Phi Beta Kappa (Lambda of California) chapter's formation, organization, and the selection and initiation process, including correspondence, meeting minutes, handbooks, reports, and other related documents.
    Physical location: Del Sur, University Archives, 25B.
    Languages: English

    Access Restrictions

    None.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    University of California, Santa Barbara, Phi Beta Kappa, Lambda of California Chapter records. UArch 108. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by Lawrence Willson.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1776, making it the nation's oldest honorary society. The Lambda of California chapter of UCSB was founded in 1968 and has since initiated over 2,000 members. The collection contains records of the chapter's formation, organization, and the selection and initiation process, including correspondence, meeting minutes, handbooks, reports, and other related documents. Some documents have been removed or redacted to protect student privacy.

    Arrangement

    Files are arranged generally as received, and are organized into the following series:
    Series I: Formation & Qualification of Chapter contains reports to the qualification committee, early meeting minutes and membership lists, and other related materials.
    Series II: Chronological Files contains materials primarily on the selection, notification, and initiation process for new members of Phi Beta Kappa.
    Series III: Subject Files contains correspondence, financial records, handbooks, member lists, lecture files, and other miscellaneous files.

    Related Materials

    Collections with files on Phi Beta Kappa:
    • Lawrence Willson papers, UArch FacP 21 – Files on formation of and involvement in Phi Beta Kappa.
    • Office of the Chancellor, Chancellors' records, UArch 17 – Files on Chancellor Cheadle's speeches to Phi Beta Kappa.
    • UCSB History and Antecedents collection, UArch 100 – Copy of qualification report for UCSB Phi Beta Kappa chapter.
    Other honorary societies:
    • Student organizations collection, UArch 101 – Multiple honorary society files.
    • Mortar Board National College Senior Honorary Society, Crown and Scepter Chapter records, UArch 106.
    UCSB Phi Beta Kappa website: http://www.oiss.ucsb.edu/pbk/ 
    National Phi Beta Kappa website: https://www.pbk.org/home/index.aspx 

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Phi Beta Kappa.
    Phi Beta Kappa. Lambda of California.