Records of Phi Alpha Theta, MTSU Chapter

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Title: Records of Phi Alpha Theta, MTSU Chapter

Dates: 1972-1990

Creator: Phi Alpha Theta membership, MTSU

Summary/Abstract: The records of Phi Alpha Theta, MTSU Chapter, include correspondence, membership information, financial reports, committee reports, and newsletters related to the History honor society.

Quantity/Physical Description: Approximately 2 linear feet

Language(s): English

Repository: Albert Gore Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, (615) 898-2632

Restrictions on Access: None

Copyright: It is presumed that corporate and individual copyrights in manuscripts, photographs, and other materials have been retained by the copyright owners. Copyright restrictions apply. Users of materials should seek necessary permissions from the copyright holders to comply with U.S. copyright laws.

Preferred Citation: (Box Number, Folder Number), Records of Phi Alpha Theta, Albert Gore Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Acquisition:

Processed By: Original Processor undetermined.

Arrangement: These papers are arranged by series, sub-series, alphabetically by title, chronologically, and by type, where applicable.

Biographical Note: Phi Alpha Theta is an American honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history. The society is a charter member of the Association of College Honor Societies and has over 350,000 members. Phi Alpha Theta was established on March 17, 1921 at the University of Arkansas by Professor Nels Cleven. Cleven had become convinced in his time at the university that a fraternity of scholars (which would accept men or women) was important for the study of history. He invited students to a meeting to form the society (then called the “University Historical Society”) on March 14, and the society was officially recognized on the 17th. In April, the decision was made for the society to be known by the Greek letters Phi Alpha Theta.

MTSU History faculty and students organized and petitioned the national organization for chapter membership in 1969. The constitution and bylaws were approved in 1970, and since, the MTSU chapter of Phi Alpha Theta has remained active and in good standing.

Scope and Content: The Records of Phi Alpha Theta, MTSU Chapter, contains material dating from the founding of the local chapter until 1990. The collection includes the constitution and bylaws, chapter activity reports, financial reports, miscellaneous correspondence between founding members, membership lists and bulletins.

Associated Materials: None.

Related Collections: No related collections.

Subject Terms

Places
Middle Tennessee State University

Subjects (General)
History

Material Types
Correspondence
Financial Reports
Membership Lists

Collection Inventory:

Box

Folder

Description of Contents

1

1

Constitution & By-Laws

1

2

Award & Service Information

1

3

Cards & Certificates

1

4

Chapter Activities

1

5

Activities

1

6

1989

1

7

Record Book — 1972-1980

1

8

Bank Receipts

1

9

Bank Statements — 1988

1

10

Bank Statements

1

11

Finances

2

1

Handbooks — General Info

2

2

Bulletins

2

3

Council Bulletins

2

4

Council Bulletins

2

5

Honor Society Pamphlets

2

6

1987-1988 Correspondence

2

7

1989 Correspondence

2

8

1989 Correspondence

2

9

In-School Correspondence

2

10

Correspondence

2

11

Correspondence

3

1

Applications

3

2

Candidates 1987

3

3

Candidates 1988 Spring

3

4

1989 Candidates

3

5

Members 1973

3

6

Members 1984

3

7

Members 1985

3

8

Members

3

9

Members

3

10

Membership

3

11

Membership Lists

3

12

Membership Lists

4

1

Banquet 1973-1974

4

2

International Convention

4

3

National Office/Awards/Minutes 64th Convention

4

4

Spring '88 Conference at MTSU

4

5

Supply Order Forms

4

6

Miscellaneous

4

7

Miscellaneous