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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 2: Kevin A. ChristianAdd to your cart.
Box 4: YearbooksAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Maroon and White, 1931Add to your cart.

Maroon and White Yearbook.  (St. Louis, MO: Sumner High School).

Photographs of Phi Beta Sigma, Delta Chapter member Wirt Dudley Walton on pages 10, 97 and 98.  Walton was a music teacher at Sumner High School.

Item 4: Red and Black, 1920Add to your cart.
Red and Black Yearbook.  Lawrence High School, Lawrence, Kansas.
Item 3: Maroon and White, 1935Add to your cart.

Maroon and White Yearbook.  (St. Louis, MO: Sumner High School)

Photographs of Phi Beta Sigma, Delta Chapter member, Wirt Dudley Walton on pages 11 and 67.  Walton is listed on page 13 under "Music" Faculty.

Item 5: Red and Black, 1921Add to your cart.
Red and Black Yearbook.  Lawrence High School, Lawrence, Kansas.
Item 6: The Blue M, Manhattan High, 1922Add to your cart.
Box 5: SubjectsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: 25th Conclave Anniversary Program, 1939Add to your cart.
Official Silver Anniversary Souvenir Program
Folder 2: 35th Conclave Anniversary Program, 1949Add to your cart.
Souvenir program.
Folder 3: 38th Anniversary Conclave Program, 1952Add to your cart.
Conclave program of December 27-30, 1952.  Includes photograph of the Phi Beta Sigma General Board.  Everyone in the photograph has been identified.
Folder 4: 58th Anniversary Conclave Program, 1972Add to your cart.
August 15-19, 1972, Miami Beach, Florida.
Folder 5: 65th Anniverary Conclave Journal, 1979Add to your cart.
December 26-30, 1979 at Washington, D.C.
Folder 6: 67th Anniversary Conclave Journal, 1981Add to your cart.
July 25-31, 1981, Charleston, South Carolina.
Folder 7: 75th Conclave Souvenir Journal, 1989Add to your cart.
August 8-13, 1989, Washington, D.C.
Folder 8: 81st Anniversary Conclave Program, 1995Add to your cart.
July 11-6, 1995, Washington, D. C.
Folder 9: Conclave '99, 1999Add to your cart.
July 6-11, 1999, Dallas, Texas
Folder 10: Conclave 2001, 2001Add to your cart.
July 9-15, 2001, Detroit, Michigan
Folder 11: Conclave Memphis, 2003Add to your cart.
July 8-13, 2008, Memphis, Tennessee
Folder 12: Theta Sigma Chapter, 1962Add to your cart.
Photograph of the 1962 Theta Sigma Chapter, Buffalo, New York
Folder 13: Forcean Yearbook, 1927Add to your cart.
Includes Chapter photograph of Alpha Alpha Chapter, Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, Ohio
Folder 14: The Sentinel Magazine, 2007Add to your cart.
Official publication of Iota Nu Sigma Chapter, Chicago, Illinois
Folder 15: Edgerson, Eugene, The Harlem Globetrotters, 2006Add to your cart.
Four authographed photographs - two of Eugene Edgerson by himself, and two with his teammates.
Folder 16: 60th Annual Eastern Regional Conference, 1974Add to your cart.
Gamma Rho Sigma, host.  May 3-5, 1974, Queens, New York.  Includes autographs of Nipsey Russell and Gilbert Daley, Eastern Regional Director.
Folder 17: Phi Beta Sigma History Book, 1970Add to your cart.
Only 100 copies made it to publication.
Folder 18: Theta Sigma Chapter; Beta Iota Chapter, 1928; 1948Add to your cart.
1928 Theta Sigma Program; 1948 Theta Sigma Chapter photos; 1948 photo of Charter Members of Beta Iota Chapter, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
Folder 19: Nashville Area Sigma Chapters, 1940Add to your cart.
Photograph, members of Eta Beta Sigma, Kappa-Meharry, Zeta Alpha, Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee
Folder 20: Sigma Flash, Monthly News Bulletin, September 1946Add to your cart.
This news bulletin was issued from The Office of the National Executive Secretary, Richmond, Virginia
Folder 21: Theta Sigma Chapter, 1948Add to your cart.

Photograph, Theta Sigma Chapter at the home of Brother C. E. Ford, Buffalo, New York

Left to Right - Back Row: Brother Wardner Jones, Funeral Home Director; Brother Ernest Cannon, U. S. Post Office; Brother Dr. I. L. Scruggs, Medical Doctor; Brother Bennie Lipman; Brother Clarence Cooper, Chef, U. S. Central Railroad; Brother Thaddeus "Thad" Johnson; Brother Godfrey Tooten, Owner Liquor Store, Pharmarist; Brother Ernest Gadson

Letf to Right - Middle Row: Brother C. E. Ford, Wholesaler Livestock, Midwest to Canada; Brother Fred Barkley, Social Worker; Brother Leonard Chapman; Brother Alexander Hall

Left to Right - Front Row: Brother James Howell, Director of Maintenance, City of Buffalo; Brother George Nelson, Owner Olde Virginia Sausage Package Plant; Unknown; Brother Jacob Gale, Co-Owner, Olde Virginia Sausage Package Plant

Folder 22: Eastern Regional Conference, Souvenir Program, 1955Add to your cart.
April 29-May 1, 1955, Washington, D. C.
Folder 23: 50th Anniversary Conclave Souvenir Program, 1964Add to your cart.
December 26-30, 1964, Washington, D. C.  Two programs, one cover red the other white.  In the white cover program, President Lyndon B. Johnson "LBJ" wrote "To Phi Beta Sigma Fratenity with best wishes, Lyndon B. Johnson".  Also in the white cover program there is an original photograph of the 50th Anniversary Conclave Committe.
Folder 24: The Crescent Magazine, 50th Anniversary, December 1, 1964Add to your cart.
Vol. 50, No1
Folder 25: Correspondence to Kevin A. Christian from Clarence Pair, January 4, 2001Add to your cart.
Clarence Pair, Alpha Chapter, 1918, wrote to Kevin Christian documenting the early years of Sigma and the founding of Zeta Phi Beta, the sister sorority.
Folder 26: Our Cause Speeds On, 1957Add to your cart.
Savage, W. Sherman and L. D. Riddick. Our Cause Speeds On. (Atlanta, GA: The Fuller Press)
Folder 27: 75th Anniversary Edition, Phi Beta Sigma Membership Directory, 1989Add to your cart.
A directory listing of Phi Beta Sigma members.
Folder 28: Phi Beta Sigma, National Membership Directory, 2003Add to your cart.
A directory listing of Phi Beta Sigma members.
Folder 29: 45th Anniversary Conclave Souvenir Program, 1959Add to your cart.
45th Anniversary Conclave Souvenir Program, Washington, D. C., December 26-30, 1959.
Folder 30: The Crescent, November 1938Add to your cart.
Vol. XIII, No.3
Folder 31: The Crescent, Spring 1949Add to your cart.
Special Edition.
Folder 32: The Crescent, Fall 1951Add to your cart.
Vol. XXXV, No. 2.
Folder 33: The Crescent, December 1954Add to your cart.
Vol. 38, No. 2
Folder 34: The Crescent, May 1960Add to your cart.
Vol. 46, No. 1
Folder 35: The Crescent, December 1960Add to your cart.
Vol. 46, No. 2
Folder 36: The Crescent, May 1961Add to your cart.
Vol. 47, No. 1
Folder 37: The Crescent, December 1961Add to your cart.
Vol. 47, No. 2
Folder 38: The Crescent, December 1962Add to your cart.
Vol. 48, No. 2
Folder 39: The Crescent, December 1963Add to your cart.
Vol. 49, No. 2
Folder 40: The Crescent, December 1965Add to your cart.
Vol. 51, No. 2
Folder 41: The Crescent, May 1969Add to your cart.
Vol. 55, No. 1
Folder 42: The Crescent, December 1969Add to your cart.
Vol. 55, No. 2
Folder 43: The Crescent, May 1970Add to your cart.
Vol. 56, No. 1
Folder 44: The Crescent, December 1972Add to your cart.
Vol. 58, No. 2
Folder 45: The Crescent, May 1973Add to your cart.
Vol. 59, No. 1
Folder 46: The Crescent, November 1973Add to your cart.
Vol. 59, No. 2
Folder 47: The Crescent, Fall 1974Add to your cart.
Vol. 60, No. 2
Folder 48: The Crescent, Fall 1975Add to your cart.
Vol. 61, No. 2
Folder 49: The Crescent, Spring 1976Add to your cart.
Vol. 62, No. 1
Folder 50: The Crescent, Fall 1976Add to your cart.
Vol. 62, No. 2
Folder 51: The Crescent, Fall 1979Add to your cart.
Vol. 65, No. 1
Folder 52: The Crescent, Spring 1981Add to your cart.
Vol. 66, No. 1
Folder 53: The Crescent, Spring 1982Add to your cart.
Vol. 67, No. 1
Folder 54: The Crescent, Spring 1985Add to your cart.
Vol. 69, No. 1
Folder 55: The Crescent, 1986Add to your cart.
Vol. 70, No. 3
Folder 56: The Crescent, Summer 1988Add to your cart.
Vol. 71, No. 1
Folder 57: The Crescent, Winter 1992-1993Add to your cart.
Vol. 74, No. 1
Folder 58: The Crescent, Spring 1996Add to your cart.
Vol. 76, No. 2
Folder 59: The Crescent, Winter 2002Add to your cart.
Vol. 77, No. 1
Folder 60: The Crescent, Summer/Fall 2002Add to your cart.
Vol. 77, No. 2
Folder 61: The Crescent, Winter 2004Add to your cart.
Vol. 77, No. 3
Folder 62: The Crescent, Spring 2005Add to your cart.
Vol. 77, No. 3
Folder 63: The Crescent, Winter 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 64: The Crescent, Fall 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 65: Special Conclave Edition, 2007Add to your cart.
93rd Anniversary Conclave of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity at Charlotte, North Carolina, July 31, 2007.
Folder 66: The Crescent, Fall 2009Add to your cart.
Post Conclave Edition, The Crescent Magazine, Fall 2009.
Folder 67: The Crescent, Spring 2010Add to your cart.
The Crescent, Phi Beta Sigma Magazine, Spring 2010.
Folder 68: The Crescent, Winter 2011Add to your cart.
The Crescent, Phi Beta Sigma Magazine, Winter 2011.
Box 6: Yearbooks, 1920-1927; 1931-1932; 1949; 1952; 1965Add to your cart.
The yearbooks include photographs of members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Delta Chapter.
Item 1: Royal Purple, 1921Add to your cart.

Royal Purple Yearbook. (Manhattan, KS: Kansas State Agricultural College)

Photograph of Phi Beta Sigma, Delta Chapter on page 226.

Item 2: Royal Purple, 1922Add to your cart.

Royal Purple Yearbook. (Manhattan, KS: Kansas State Agricultural College).

Photograph of Phi Beta Sigma, Delta Chapter Members on page 255.

Item 3: Royal Purple, 1923Add to your cart.

Royal Purple Yearbook (Manhattan, KS: Kansas State Agricultural College)

Photographs of members of the Phi Beta Sigma Delta Chapter and their House Mother on page 328.

Photograph of the Phi Beta Sigma, Delta Chapter House on page 329.

Item 4: Royal Purple, 1924Add to your cart.

Royal Purple Yearbook.  (Manhattan, KS: Kansas State Agricultural College)

Photographs of the members of Phi Beta Sigma, Delta Chapter and their House Mother on page 282.

Item 5: Royal Purple, 1925Add to your cart.

Royal Purple Yearbook. (Manhattan, KS: Kansas State Agricultural College)

Photographs of the members of the Phi Beta Sigma, Delta Chapter and their House Mother on page 276.

Item 6: Royal Purple, 1926Add to your cart.

Royal Purple Yearbook. (Manhattan, KS: Kansas State Agricultural College)

Photographs of the members of the Phi Beta Sigma, Delta Chapter and their House Mother on page 298.

Item 7: Royal Purple, 1927Add to your cart.

Royal Purple Yearbook. (Manhattan, KS: Kansas State Agricultural College)

Photographs of the members of Phi Beta Sigma, Delta Chapter and their House Mother on page 332.

Item 8: The Archives, 1965Add to your cart.

The Archives Yearbook. (Jefferson City, MO: Lincoln University)

Photograph of Phi Beta Sigma, Delta Chapter member, Earl E. Dawson, who was President of Lincoln University on page 5.

Item 9: The Panther, 1949Add to your cart.

The Panther Yearbook. (Prairie View, TX: Prairie View A & M College)

Photograph of Phi Beta Sigma, Delta Chapter member Francis F. Fry, who was the Chief Engineer on page titled "Mechanical Arts."

Item 10: The Panther, 1952Add to your cart.

The Panther Yearbook. (Prairie View, TX: Prairie View A & M College)

Photographs of Phi Beta Sigma, Delta Chapter members Francis F. Fry (Chief Engineer) and Claude L. Wilson (Dean of Engineering) under pages titled "Engineering."

Item 16: The Archives, 1942Add to your cart.
Item 17: The Lion, 1953Add to your cart.
Box 7: OversizeAdd to your cart.
Oversize Photographs and Artifacts.
Item 1: Photograph, Alpha Sigma Chapter-Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, 1959Add to your cart.
A group photograph of Phi Beta Sigma, Alpha Sigma Chapter.
Item 2: Photograph, 45th Anniversary Conclave, 1959Add to your cart.
A group photograph of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity at the 45th Anniversary Conclave.
Item 3: Photograph. 50th Anniversary Conclave, 1964Add to your cart.
A group photograph of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, 50th Anniversary Conclave, 1964.
Item 4: Photograph, Phi Beta Sigma, Alpha Sigma Chapter, 1922Add to your cart.
A framed photograph, of individual photographs, of the Phi Beta Sigma, Alpha Sigma Chapter, 1922.
Item 5: Bag, Blue with Zipper, Conclave, Charleston, 1981Add to your cart.
A blue vinyl bag with zipper. Phi Beta Sigma 1981 Conclave, Charleston.  Masking tape has the name "Albert Giles."
Item 6: White Canvas tote bag with blue handles and trim., 1989Add to your cart.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. 1914-1989, Diamond Jubilee Conclave, Washington, D. C.
Box 9: Oversize scrapbook, 1964Add to your cart.
Scrapbook of George A. Parker from his time as a delegate to the 1964 Republican Convention, San Francisco, California.
Drawer H3.5: Oversize bannerAdd to your cart.
Phi Beta Sigma banner

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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