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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 6: Delta ChapterAdd to your cart.
Box 11: SubjectsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Balton, Monroe, 1930Add to your cart.

November 20, 1930 Phi Beta Sigma initiation certificate received by Monroe R. Balton.  Gift of Family given to Dr. Myra Gordon for donation to the University Archives.

Student directory shows where Balton lived while attending Kansas State Agriculture College and Applied Science.

Student photograph from Royal Purple Yearbook, 1935.

Folder 2: Fry, Louis E., Jr., 2007Add to your cart.
Arch + Black, an ongoing project that provides convenient access to online resources related to architecture and African Americans.
Folder 3: Scott, Simon Walter, 1928Add to your cart.
14 page notebook containing Simon Walter Scott's biography information.  Gift of daughter, Virginia C. Spencer.
Folder 4: Media, DVD, Phi Beta Sigma House History, 2006Add to your cart.
PowerPoint of Phi Beta Sigma House History with photographs.
Folder 5: Media, DVD, A Pilgrimage to Delta Chapter, 2006Add to your cart.

Media, DVD, A Pilgrimage to Delta Chapter, 2006.

5 copies, plus Master Copy.

Folder 6: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, 1920-1927Add to your cart.
List of members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Kansas State Agriculture College and Applied Science, 1920-1927.
Box 7: OversizeAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Poster, Meet ~N~ Greet, Circa 2006-2012Add to your cart.
Poster announcing that the Phi Beta Sigma Delta Chapter is inviting young men to attending a "Meet ~N~ Greet" gathering in the Hemisphere Room of Hale Library on September 10.  No year listed.  Circa 2006-2012.
Item 8: Diploma, Simon Walter Scott, 1928Add to your cart.
Photocopy of Simon Walter Scott's 1928 Bachelor of Science in Rural Commerce Diploma, Kansas State Agriculture College. Gift of daughter, Virginia C. Spencer.
Box 8: Exhibit materials, 2006–2008Add to your cart.

This box includes copies of materials used in an exhibit in the Morse Department of Special Collections in conjunction with an August 2006 Phi Beta Sigma event at Kansas State University titled the Charles I. Brown Historical Symposium: A Pilgrimage to Delta Chapter. Images and information pertain to the chapter house, 1020 Colorado Street; housemother, Bertha Scott; Charles Ignatius Brown; chapter members who studied agriculture, architecture, engineering (chemical, electrical, mechanical), journalism, general science, and veterinary medicine; and the symposium.

Additionally, the department developed an online exhibit in 2008 about the Delta chapter. Web archives of the site can be found at http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.lib.k-state.edu/depts/spec/exhibits/pbs/index.html.


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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