These records include memberships lists, constitution and bylaws, correspondence, minutes, account books, newsletters, publications,
and materials from several biennial meetings of the national council. In addition to correspondence between Stanford chapter
leaders and their membership, there is correspondence with national leaders and with other collegiate chapters. Correspondents
include E. P. Cubberley, John D. Houser, Frank A. Scofield, Erwin E. Lewis, Julian E. Butterworth, Albert M. Davis, Emmett
Ellis, Walter E. Morgan, and John R. Nichols.
Phi Delta Kappa, Honorary Fraternity, was organized May 23, 1911 at Stanford University. It is a chapter of Pi Kappa Mu, which
was organizaed May 4, 1909. Faculty members at the time of the founding of the Delta chapter at Stanford were Ellwood P. Cubberley,
Percy E. Davidson, Rufus Clarence Bentley, and Lewis Madison Terman. The nature and purpose of the club as stated in their
constitution reads: Phi Delta Kappa shall be a fraternity founded upon educational principles and supporting the highest educational
ideals. It shall exist for the purpose of mutual help of men of sound moral character and of recognized professional training
and ability interested in the scientific study of education. It shall foster research both in and out of the university and
shall ever uphold the great truth that the noblest and most efficient service to the state is that rendered through the education
of her children.
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