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Phi Kappa Phi was "established to provide an honor society dedicated to the Unity and Democracy of Education, and open to honor students from all departments of American universities and colleges. Its prime object is to emphasize scholarship and character in the thought of college students, to foster the significant purposes for which institutions of higher learning have been founded, and to stimulate mental achievement by recognition through election to membership." Marcus I. Urann, a student in the University of Maine class of 1897, proposed the society in 1897. It was originally called Lambda Sigma Eta. The name was changed in 1899 to the Morrill Society (in honor of Sen. Justin S. Morrill, author of the Morrill Act of 1862). In 1900 the society was renamed Phi Kappa Phi and was formally established, with chapters in Maine, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. The first convention was held in New Haven in 1900. The society has grown ever since.

From the description of Records 1897- (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 53920171

The National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi was established at the University of Maine, Orono, in 1897; it was incorporated May 17, 1972. It is unique among such organizations in that it recognizes outstanding scholastic attainments in all divisions of the university rather than restricting its membership to scholars in a specific area.

The University of Idaho chapter was established in May 1960. Although the idea of establishing a local chapter was first considered in 1952, it was not until 1958 that Donald Marshall, Associate Dean of Agriculture, approached several faculty members, including President Donald Theophilus, and gathered the information necessary to petition the national organization. There were twenty charter faculty members, with forty eight undergraduates and six graduate students initiated at the first meeting.

Students are chosen for membership in the society on the basis of both scholarship and character. No more than 10 percent of the senior class together with a smaller number of juniors and graduate students may be considered. Faculty members are selected on the basis of outstanding academic Records or significant accomplishments in their professional fields.

From the guide to the Records, 1952-1986, (University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Clark, Marvin Aiden, 1901-. Marvin Aiden Clark scrapbook, 1918-1924. Cornell University Library
referencedIn J. Kenneth Munford Collection, 1866-2000, 1930-2000 Oregon State University Archives
referencedIn University of Connecticut, Office of Public Information. Records, 1918-2000 Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
referencedIn Phi Kappa Phi. Louisiana State University Chapter. Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Louisiana State University Chapter records, 1929-1975. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Veranus A. Moore papers, 1836-1958 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Georgia Institute of Technology. Phi Kappa Phi. Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society (Georgia Institute of Technology) Records, 1914-1932, bulk [1914-1916]. Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Tech
referencedIn Euwema, Ben, 1904-1976. Ben Euwema papers. [manuscript]. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Edgar Eugene Randolph Papers, 1884 - 1961 North Carolina State University. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Cloyd, Edward Lamar, 1891-1973. Edward Lamar Cloyd papers, 1915-1967 [manuscript] North Carolina State University, NCSU Libraries
referencedIn Dye, William S. William S. Dye, Jr. papers. [manuscript]. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Forster, Kent, 1916-. Kent Forster papers. [manuscript]. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Fred Cazel Papers, undated, 1939-1992. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
referencedIn Breen, Glen H. Papers, 1915-1972. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn William D. Metz Collection William D. Metz Collection 1946-1982 University of Rhode Island Library Special Collections and Archives Unit
creatorOf Phi Kappa Phi. Records 1897- Raymond H. Fogler Library
referencedIn Dukes, H. H. (Henry Hugh), 1895-. H. H. Dukes papers, 1945-1980. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Moore, Veranus A. (Veranus Alva), 1859-1931. Veranus A. Moore papers, 1836-1958. Cornell University Library
referencedIn University of Connecticut, President's Office Records [John A. DiBiaggio, 1979-1985], undated, 1952-1986. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
creatorOf Records, 1952-1986 University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
referencedIn Inventory of the William A. Owens Papers (Part Two) LIT/Owens MSS 00089., 1940-1980 Cushing Memorial Library,
referencedIn Wallace, W. Dean. W. Dean Wallace memorabilia, 1936-1940. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Edward Lamar Cloyd Papers, 1915-1967 North Carolina State University. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Munford, James Kenneth. J. Kenneth Munford collection, 1866-2000 (bulk 1930-2000). Oregon State University Libraries
referencedIn Kennedy, W. Benjamin, 1938-. [W. Benjamin Kennedy (1938- )] University of West Georgia, Irvine Sullivan Ingram Library
referencedIn University of Kansas Student Organizations Records, 1886- University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library University Archives
referencedIn Dorothy C. Goodwin Papers., undated, 1925-1993. [Bulk dates 1974-1992.] Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
referencedIn Professor Louis Kestenberg Papers 1982-002., 1948-1965 University Archives University of Houston Libraries
referencedIn Conversation Club (Orono, Me.). Records, 1897-1977. Raymond H. Fogler Library
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associatedWith Breen, Glen H. person
associatedWith Cazel, Fred A. person
associatedWith Clark, Marvin Aiden, 1901- person
associatedWith Cloyd, Edward Lamar, 1891-1973. person
associatedWith Conversation Club (Orono, Me.) corporateBody
associatedWith Dukes, H. H. (Henry Hugh), 1895- person
associatedWith Dye, William S. person
associatedWith Euwema, Ben, 1904-1976. person
associatedWith Forster, Kent, 1916- person
associatedWith Georgia Institute of Technology. Phi Kappa Phi corporateBody
associatedWith Goodwin, Dorothy C. person
associatedWith Kennedy, W. Benjamin, 1938- person
associatedWith Kestenberg, Louis, d. 1982 person
associatedWith Metz, William D. person
associatedWith Moore, Veranus A. (Veranus Alva), 1859-1931. person
associatedWith Munford, James Kenneth. person
correspondedWith Owens, William A., 1905- person
associatedWith Phi Kappa Phi. Louisiana State University Chapter. corporateBody
associatedWith Phi Kappa Phi. University of Idaho Chapter. corporateBody
associatedWith Randolph, E. E. (Edgar Eugene), b. 1878 person
associatedWith University of Connecticut. Office of Public Infomation corporateBody
associatedWith University of Connecticut. President's Office. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Kansas. Libraries. University Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Wallace, W. Dean. person
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