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Phi Kappa Phi records
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Description
Phi Kappa Phi is an academic honor society that recognizes and promotes academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engages the community of scholars in service to others. This small group of records consists of bylaws, correspondence, rosters, newsletters, meeting minutes, award program information, Daily Trojan clippings, and other ephemera pertaining to USC's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi.
Background
Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 at the University of Maine by 10 seniors, 2 faculty members and the University's president. They envisioned a new kind of honor society, one that recognized excellence in all academic disciplines. Under the leadership of student Marcus L. Urann, the group formed the Lambda Sigma Eta Society, later renamed Phi Kappa Phi from the letters of the Greek words forming its motto, Philosophía Krateítõ Phõtôn, "Let the love of learning rule humanity." Today, Phi Kappa Phi recognizes and promotes academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engages the community of scholars in service to others. [From the Phi Kappa Phi website, https://www.phikappaphi.org/about/mission-and-history]
Extent
0.42 linear foot. 1 box
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for access.