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Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity collection

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Frank Marshall Davis

Kevin A. Christian

Todd LeBon

Linden Houston

Theses

Delta Chapter



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Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity collection, 1917–2008 | Morse Department of Special Collections

By Cynthia Harris and Natalie Smith

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Collection Overview

Title: Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity collection, 1917–2008Add to your cart.

Extent: 11.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Materials are arranged by donor or main subject.

Date Acquired: 00/00/2007. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Kansas State University history, Kansas State University history - Documentation of student life and culture, Kansas State University history - Student organizations

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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 materials, including web archives of an online exhibit that came from the earlier one. 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.

Subject/Index Terms

Kansas State University history
Kansas State University history - Documentation of student life and culture
Kansas State University history - Student organizations

Administrative Information

Repository: Morse Department of Special Collections

Accruals: 2007; 06/23/2015.

Access Restrictions: No restrictions.

Use Restrictions: The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Physical Access Note: Original materials available during open hours of repository and any digitized materials that are online are available with Internet access. Some materials are fragile and use of copy is required.

Technical Access Note: Any audiovisual materials require appropriate components to hear and/or view.

Acquisition Source: Kevin Christian, Todd LeBon, Delta Chapter

Acquisition Method: Donation.

Preferred Citation: [Item title], [item date], Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity collection, [Series name], Box [number], Folder [number], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.

Processing Information: Processor Cindy 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.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Frank Marshall Davis],
[Series 2: Kevin A. Christian],
[Series 3: Todd LeBon],
[Series 4: Linden Houston],
[Series 5: Theses, 1930, 1933, 1934],
[Series 6: Delta Chapter],
[All]

Series 1: Frank Marshall DavisAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Membership Cards, circa 1920s, 1946, 1953Add to your cart.
The American Newspaper Guild, Associated Negro Press, Phi Beta Sigma Delta Chapter Fraternity
Folder 2: Copy of Membership CardsAdd to your cart.
Correspondence: Davis, Beth [Charlton].
Folder 3: Black World, Annual History Issue, February 1974Add to your cart.

Black World magazine. (Chicago, IL: Johnson Publishing Company, Inc.), Vol. XXIII No. 4

"Poems by Frank Marshall Davis," pages 22-26

Folder 4: I Am the American Negro, 1937Add to your cart.
Davis, Frank Marshall. I Am the American Negro. (Chicago, IL: Black Cat Press)
Folder 5: Black Man's Verse, 1935Add to your cart.

Davis, Frank Marshall.  Black Man's Verse. (Chicago, IL: Black Cat Press)

This book is considered a "mini" because of its small size.

Folder 6: Through Sepia Eyes, 1938Add to your cart.
Davis, Frank Marshall.  Through Sepia Eyes. (Chicago, IL: Black Cat Press)
Folder 7: Copy of Through Sepia EyesAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Cassette Tapes, UndatedAdd to your cart.
2 Cassette Tapes of Frank Marshall Davis
Folder 2: Conversation between Frank Marshall Davis and Carol E. Oukrop, March 29, 1984Add to your cart.
36 page transcription of a conversation between Frank Marshall Davis and Carol E. Oukrop.
Folder 3: Program Announcement, Kansas Committee for Humanities, 1984-1985Add to your cart.
Announcement of Grants and Deadlines.  Carol E. Oukrop and Philip M. Royster applied for a grant to go to Hawaii to interview Frank Marshall Davis.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1986, 1990-1993Add to your cart.
Correspondence between Carol Oukrop and John Edgar Tidwell and between Carol Oukrop and Leonard Ray Teel.
Folder 5: Correspondence: Frank Marshall Davis to Carol OukropAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence: Carol Oukrop to Frank Marshall DavisAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Carol Oukrop: Frank Marshall Davis Materials and Interview CDAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Frank Marshall Davis Information 1Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Frank Marshall Davis Information 2Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Frank Marshall Davis Information 3Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Frank Marshall Davis Information 4Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Frank Marshall Davis],
[Series 2: Kevin A. Christian],
[Series 3: Todd LeBon],
[Series 4: Linden Houston],
[Series 5: Theses, 1930, 1933, 1934],
[Series 6: Delta Chapter],
[All]


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