Name and location of repository
Level of description
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity records
- 1917–2017 (Creation)
11.00 Linear Feet, 11.00 Boxes
Name of creator
Content and structure elements
Scope and content
The collection is composed of materials relating to the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity, and the Delta chapter located at Kansas State University. A portion of the collection is devoted to chapter member Frank Marshall Davis, which includes three of his publications and correspondence between Davis and Kansas State University faculty member, Carol E. Oukrop. The chapter materials also include exhibit contents of physical items and web archives of a later online exhibit. The collection also has some of Phi Beta Sigma's Conclave programs, their national publication, The Crescent, and multiple yearbooks featuring Phi Beta Sigma members. Additional items include group photographs of the Alpha Sigma chapter, artifacts from previous conclaves, and a large Phi Beta Sigma banner. Another item of note is the George A. Parker scrapbook; Parker was a delegate to the 1964 Republican National Convention.
System of arrangement
Materials are arranged by donor or main subject.
Conditions of access and use elements
Conditions governing access
No access restriction: All materials are open for research.
Conditions governing reproduction
The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
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Scripts of the material
Language and script notes
Acquisition and appraisal elements
Accession numbers for this collection include P2007.05 (Kevin A. Christian series), P2007.06 (Frank Marshall Davis series), U2015.22, and 2017-18.042.
Immediate source of acquisition
Acqusition Source: Kevin Christian, Todd LeBon, Delta Chapter
Acqusition Method: Donation.
Acqusition Date: 20060826
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information
2007; 06/23/2015; 02/08/2018.
Related materials elements
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related archival materials
- Citation: [Item title], [item date], Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity collection, [Series name], Box [number], Folder [number or title ], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.
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Description control element
Rules or conventions
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Finding Aid Author: Cynthia Harris and Natalie Smith
Processing Info: Processor Cynthia Harris rehoused collection and updated description in 2015, and student assistant Natalie Smith updated container list in 2017. University archivist Cliff Hight reviewed it in 2017.
Publication Date: 2017-08-25