Records of the Radcliffe College Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, 1907-1995
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8.46 linear feet ((17 file boxes, 1 folio+ box) plus 1 oversize folder)
Membership in the Iota Chapter is awarded to a small number of undergraduates, elected in their junior and senior years, and to deserving alumnae. In addition there are a small number of honorary members. Radcliffe Ph.D.'s were elected as "graduate members in course" beginning in 1939.
The Iota Chapter is administered by an Executive Council made up of the principal officers and heads of committees of the Chapter. Three committees- the Committee on Undergraduate Elections, the Committee on Alumnae and Honorary Membership, and the Committee on Graduate Members in Course- are responsible for election of the various classes of members. The Committee on the Encouragement of Scholarship sponsors lectures, prize contests, and, beginning in 1926, the Annual Dinner, to which promising freshwomen and sophomores are invited. In addition to the dinner, the Chapter has an annual meeting for business and a spring meeting for initiations.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
By: Eric Nils Lindquist
- Phi Beta Kappa. Massachusetts Iota (Radcliffe College). Records of the Radcliffe College Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, 1907-1995: A Finding Aid
- Radcliffe College Archives, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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