UR.08.004 Beta Phi Mu records, 1948-2013

Beta Phi Mu records 1948-2013UR.08.004

Summary Information

Title
Beta Phi Mu records
Inclusive Dates
1948-2013
Extent
0.85 Cubic feet
Extent
three letter sized document boxes, two full-sized (five inches wide) and one half-sized (2.5 inches wide)
Call Number
UR.08.004
Language
English
Repository
W. W. Hagerty Library 3300 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 215.895.6706 archives@drexel.edu

Preferred Citation

Beta Phi Mu records, 1948-2013 (Collection UR.08.004), Drexel University Archives.

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Access and Use

Acquisition Information

The records were transferred to University Archives in 2006 and 2015.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation

Beta Phi Mu records, 1948-2013 (Collection UR.08.004), Drexel University Archives.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry. Library School.

Function(s)

  • Drexel University. Graduate School of Library Science

Personal Name(s)

  • Garrison, Guy Grady, Dr. , 1927-2013

Subject(s)

  • Drexel University--Alumni and alumnae

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Administrative History

Beta Phi Mu, International Library Science Honor Society, was founded in 1948 at the University of Illinois. The purpose of the society is to recognize high scholarship in the study of librarianship and to sponsor professional projects. Members are chosen based on academic merit after completing an accreditated Master's degree in Library and Information Science.

Drexel University is home to the Sigma chapter, which was established in 1969, with the support of Guy Garrison, dean of what was then known as the Graduate College of Library Science (currently the College of Computing and Informatics.)

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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the administrative records of Beta Phi Mu, Sigma chapter (Drexel University) from 1968 through 2013, as well as administrative material created by Beta Phi Mu National (1948-2004). The collection is divided into two series: Series 1 consists of material generated by Beta Phi Mu, Sigma chapter, and Series 2 consists of material generated by Beta Phi Mu National.

Sigma chapter material includes by-laws, documentation of the chapter's establishment, minutes of the annual general membership meeting and of meetings of the Board of Directors/Executive Council, newsletters, initiation reports sent to National, and scholarships and awards sponsored by Sigma. Box 1 Folder 1 contains photos of the initiation of the founding members of Sigma chapter.

National material includes information about the initiation ritual, constitution and by-laws, a history of the organization published in 1957, newsletters, and correspondence.

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Collection Inventory

Beta Phi Mu, Sigma Chapter 1968-2013 

BoxFolder

Establishment of Beta Phi Mu, Sigma Chapter 1968-1969 

11

By-Laws 1969-1994 

12

Sigma Chapter Installation and Initiates by Year 1969-2009 

13

Annual Meeting 1975-2001, 2007, 2009, 2013 

14

"History of Library School" lecture delivered by Guy Garrison at annual meeting 1993 1993 October 29 

15

"My Beta Phi Mu" speech delivered by Guy Garrison at annual meeting 1999 1999 October 8 

16

Board of Directors and Executive Council 1976-1989 

17

Board of Directors and Executive Council 1990-1996 

18

Board of Directors and Executive Council 1998 

19

Executive Council 1999 

110

Executive Council 2010-2011 

111

Initiation Reports 1969-1991 

21

Initiation Reports 1992-2000 

22

Treasurer's Reports 1994-2001 

23

Newsletters 1969-1988 

24

Newsletters 1989-2001 

25

Correspondence to Nominees and New Members 1999 

26

Honorary Members 1970-1990 

27

R. Weber Memorial Lantern 1981-1982 

28

Dr. Guy Garrison Scholarship 1988-1995 

29

Mentoring Program 1989-1995 

210

Manuscript Search Policies Draft 1971 

211

Grants for Students 1974-2000 

212

Alice B. Kroeger Award 1998-2002 

213

Change of Address Form circa 2000s 

214

Brochures for Professional Associations circa 2000s 

215

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Beta Phi Mu, National 1948-2004 

BoxFolder

Initiation Ritual circa 1948-1987 

31

"The Book of Beta Phi Mu" (history, constitution, members) 1957 

32

Constitution 1964 

33

By-Laws 1973 

34

History of Beta Phi Mu National circa 1968 

35

Annual Meeting 1982 

36

Newsletters 1985-2004 

37

Correspondence from National to Chapters 1965, 1973, 1984, 1985, 2001 

38

Beta Phi Mu National Grant 1999 

39

Beta Phi Mu National Brochure circa 1975 

310

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