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Academic Honor Societies collection

 Collection
Identifier: AC 2

Scope and Contents

This collection is divided into two series, Miscellaneous Organizations and Omicron Delta Kappa.

The Miscellaneous Organizations series contains records for a variety of academic honorary society groups, including Alpha Lambda Delta, Artus (Omicron Delta Gamma), Phi Eta Sigma, Sigma Alpha Iota, and Theta Alpha Phi. Records include correspondence, financial information, constitutions, member lists, and meeting minutes, among other things.

The Omicron Delta Kappa series is arranged alphabetically by subject, and contains correspondence between the local Beloit College circle and the national organization, meeting minutes, Beloit College guides to courses and professors, membership cards and lists, nationally provided member manuals and handbooks, national and regional (Province XI) newsletters. The bulk of the documents are from 1947-1948 and the mid-to-late 1970s.

This collection does not include records for the academic honor societies Phi Beta Kappa or Mortar Board (Senior Bench Chapter), both of which have their own separate collections in the Beloit College Archives.

Dates

  • 1922-1996, 2005

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research; however, certain materials are fragile and require Archives staff for handling, or use may be restricted altogether. Other documents contain personal information and the Archives must grant permission before use.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet (3 boxes; further additions are expected)

Overview

This collection contains mostly 20th century records for a variety of academic honorary societies, including Alpha Lambda Delta, Artus (Omicron Delta Gamma), Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma, Sigma Alpha Iota, and Theta Alpha Phi. Records include correspondence, financial information, constitutions, member lists, meeting minutes, Beloit College guides to courses and professors, nationally provided member manuals and handbooks, and newsletters.

Records for the college's chapters of the Phi Beta Kappa and Mortar Board societies are in their own separate collections and are not included here.

Arrangement

This collection has been compiled over the years through separate accessions of various sizes from various offices and individuals, none of which has any accompanying documentation. The original order of the documents is unknown. The arrangement order presented here has been imposed by the College Archives staff.

Related Materials

Beloit College Forensics records (AC 52)

Beloit College Mortar Board records (AC 76)

Beloit College Music records (AC 80)

Beloit College Phi Beta Kappa records (AC 117)

Beloit College Theatre records (AC 105)

Beloit College Turtle Mound Society records (AC 108)

Roxie Alexander papers (MC 13)

Title
Beloit College Academic Honor Societies Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Michelle Tom
Date
October, 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Beloit College Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
700 College St.
Beloit WI 53511 USA
608-363-2485