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Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron of New York Chapter records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 9-5-1424

Scope and Contents

Collection includes basic chapter records, correspondence, memos, annual reports, programs, documentation of visiting distinguished scholars, and texts of several Keynote addresses. Of notable interest is a printed spreadsheet with basic information about the chapter including presidents, secretaries, induction totals, etc.


  • 1950-2015


Terms of Access and Use

The Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron of New York Chapter records is/are open to researchers


Copyright is held by The State University of New York at Buffalo, University Archives. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Historical Note

Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most prestigious undergraduate liberal arts honors society in the United States which celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts — the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. The University at Buffalo chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron to New York was extrablished in 1938. Chapter presidents since 1968 are as follows: Dr. John C. Lane (before 1968-1971); Dr. Claude Welch (1971-1993); Dr. Barbara Bono (1993-2015); Dr. Pat McDevitt (2015-2018); Dr. Shelley Kimelberg (2018-2022).


.5 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box)

Language of Materials



Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron of New York Chapter records.


Collection is organized first by material type, then chronologically.

Acquisition Information

The Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron of New York Chapter records was gifted to University Archives by Barbara Bono, in July, 2020 as accession 2020-015.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Hollister, September 2022; finding aid encoded by Jessica Hollister, September 2022.


Finding Aid for the Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron of New York Chapter records
Finding aid prepared by Jessica Hollister
2022 September 26
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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