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Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society Records

Identifier: MS016

  • Staff Only


The Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society includes both student and faculty in recognizing the academic and individual excellence in the Georgia Tech community. The materials in this collection reflect the activities of the group.


  • 1914-1932 (bulk 1914-1916)
  • Majority of material found within 1914 - 1916


General Physical Description note

(one document case)

Restrictions: Access


Restrictions: Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.


0.4 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

The records are primarily composed of letters written between 1914 and 1916, dealing with subjects such as meeting announcements, treasury reports, and compliments on establishing the new chapter. The early meeting minutes, 1914-1918, were recorded by hand in a bound notebook, with several invitations and announcements glued to the pages. Later meeting minutes were typewritten. The Catalogue of Phi Kappa Phi, a directory of every Phi Kappa Phi member in the United States, was published in the honorary society's thirtieth year, 1927.

Administrative History of the Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society

Phi Kappa Phi, Georgia Tech's oldest national honor fraternity, was introduced in 1914 by the initiation of ten faculty members with an additional two professors transferring from other college chapters. This exclusive honor society rewards students and faculty for their superior scholarship and good character. Not more than seven percent of each class may be invited to join the organization. Alumni may keep their memberships active.


The records are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Other Finding Aids

A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.


Accession #1985.1006 (old number: 85-10-06).

General Physical Description note

(one document case)

Processing Information

Yen M. Tang processed these papers in 2000.

Inventory of the Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society (Georgia Institute of Technology) Records, 1914-1932 (bulk 1914-1916)
Yen M. Tang
Copyright 2001.
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Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

Georgia Institute of Technology
266 4th Street, NW
Atlanta 30332-0900 USA