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Guide to the Panhellenic Council records, 1938-1996 (bulk 1960-1996)

Abstract

The Duke Panhellenic Association [Panhellenic Council] is the governing body of the 10 National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) sororities on-campus.

The collection contains several types of material: the correspondence files date from 1943-1995, the bulk of the Rush information covers 1960 through the mid-1990s, while the minutes and agendas range in date from 1951-1994. The collection as a whole ranges in date from 1938-1996, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960-1996.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. Panhellenic Council.
Title
Panhellenic Council records 1938-1996 (bulk 1960-1996)
Language of Material
English
Extent
4.5 Linear Feet, 4500 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Contains the Council's constitution, minutes, agendas, financial ledgers, correspondence, sorority files, Rush files, and printed material. The printed material includes several issues of "East Goes Greek," which was given to women interested in rushing on-campus sororities. Information included in the pamphlet included the Greek alphabet, do's and don'ts of rushing, and information on each sorority. The collection also contains material related to the Panhellenic Council's quest for on-campus housing for sororities. The collection dates range from 1938-1996 (bulk 1960-1996).

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

Collection is open for research.

For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the office of origin and the University Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist.

In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended, Duke University permits students to inspect their education records and limits the disclosure of personally identifiable information from education records.

Portions of these materials are restricted by donor request.

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Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

Agendas-Executive Council Meetings, 1994
Box 1
Constitution, 1965
Box 1
Constitution, 1987-1990
Box 1
Constitution, 1994
Box 1
Financial Ledger, 1956-1957, 1960-1961
Box 1
Financial Ledger, 1957-1960
Box 1
Financial Ledger, 1961-1966
Box 1
Financial Ledger, 1968-1972
Box 1
Minutes and Agendas-Alumni Advisory Board, 1983-1986
Box 1
Minutes-Presidents' Meetings, 1951-1957
Box 1
Minutes-Presidents' Meetings, 1957-1964
Box 1
Minutes-Presidents' Meetings, 1964-1967
Box 1
Minutes-Presidents' Meetings, 1968-1969
Box 1
Minutes and Agendas-Presidents' Meetings, 1981-1986
Box 1
Minutes and Agendas-Presidents' Meetings, 1986-1989
Box 1
Minutes and Agendas-Presidents' Meetings, 1989-1992
Box 1
Minutes and Agendas-Presidents' Meetings, 1994
Box 1
Notes-Presidents' Meetings, 1990-1994
Box 1
Minutes-Rush Reform Meeting, 1995
Box 1
Minutes-Student-Faculty-Administration Council, 1957-1958
Box 1
Panhel Judie, 1990 RESTRICTED
Box 1
Reports and Evaluations (Rush and Otherwise), 1945-1959
Box 1
Reports and Evaluations (Rush and Otherwise), 1960-1969
Box 1
Retreat Reports, 1960-1963
Box 1
Rush, 1963-1965
Box 1
Rush, 1966-1968
Box 1
Rush, 1969-1970
Box 1
Rush, 1971-1987
Box 1
Rush, 1987-1991
Box 1
Rush, 1993-1994
Box 1
Rush, 1994-1995
Box 1
Rush, 1995-1996
Box 1
Rush Advising, 1965-1969
Box 1
Rush Advising, 1969-1970
Box 1
Rush Advising, 1972-1975
Box 1
Rush Advisor Selection, 1960-1969
Box 1
Rush Memoranda, 1956-1970
Box 1
Rush-Open Relations, 1962
Box 1
Rush Parties, 1973
Box 1
Rush Rules, 1966-1969
Box 1
Rush Statistics, 1978-1989 RESTRICTED
Box 1
Rush Timing Reports, 1956-1967
Box 1
Rush Violations (procedures and cases), 1968-1970
Box 1
Treasurer's Reports, 1956-1969
Box 1
Academic Requirements for Inititiation, 1956
Box 2
Alcohol, 1987
Box 2
Alpha Chi Omega, 1960-1985
Box 2
Alpha Delta Pi, 1983-1993
Box 2
Alpha Epsilon Phi, 1983-1993
Box 2
Alpha Omicron Pi, 1979-1992
Box 2
Alpha Phi, 1968, 1973, 1985-1988
Box 2
Board of Trustees-Rush Evaluation, 1989-1990
Box 2
Chapter Totals, 1986-1989
Box 2
Chi Omega, 1985-1992
Box 2
Contemporary Courses, 1970
Box 2
Correspondence A-D, 1947-1966
Box 2
Correspondence E-M, 1943-1966
Box 2
Correspondence N-R, 1952-1966
Box 2
Correspondence S-Z, 1957-1966
Box 2
Correspondence, 1968-1969
Box 2
Correspondence, 1970-1971
Box 2
Correspondence, 1981-1986
Box 2
Correspondence, 1986-1991
Box 2
Correspondence, 1994-1995
Box 2
Deactivation Records, 1968-1970
Box 2
Deferred Rush, 1947-1968
Box 2
Delta Delta Delta, 1981-1992
Box 2
Delta Gamma, 1966-1985
Box 2
Delta Gamma, 1985-1992
Box 2
Delta Sigma Theta, 1988-1993
Box 2
Formal Party List, 1973
Box 2
Foster Child Sponsorship, 1968-1969
Box 2
Gamma Alpha Epsilon Honor Society, 1985-1986
Box 2
Greek System Commentary, 1990
Box 2
Greek Weekend, 1964, 1970
Box 2
Inventory of Stored Items, 1968-1970
Box 2
Kappa Alpha Theta, 1972-1993 RESTRICTED
Box 2
Kappa Delta, 1981-1990 RESTRICTED
Box 2
Kappa Kappa Gamma, 1981-1994
Box 2
Membership List, 1964-1967
Box 2
Membership Statements on Non-Discrimination, 1965
Box 2
Miscellaneous, 1958-1969
Box 2
National Panhellenic Conference, 1938-1962
Box 2
National Panhellenic Conference, 1962-1970
Box 2
National Panhellenic Conference, 1980-1990
Box 2
National Panhellenic Conferencen-Annual Report-Duke, 1980-1991
Box 2
National Student Association (includes J. Edgar Hoover corresp.), 1957-1962
Box 2
Newspaper Clippings, 1954-1969
Box 3
Newspaper Clippings, 1963-1971
Box 3
Newspaper Clippings, 1975-1979
Box 3
Officers, 1968-1970
Box 3
Officers, 1972-1991
Box 3
Panhel Assistantship Program, 1969-1970
Box 3
Panhel House: A Presentation to the Board of Trustees, 1994
Box 3
Panhellenic Building (Proposed), 1988
Box 3
Panhellenic Scholarship Fund, 1948-1949
Box 3
Panhellenic Sing, 1961-1968
Box 3
Party Clean-up Incident and Appeal, 1994
Box 3
Phi Mu, 1982-1987
Box 3
Photo Composites and Chanticleer, 1965-1970
Box 3
Pi Beta Phi, 1981-1992
Box 3
Presidents' Letters for Greek booklet, 1956-1969
Box 3
Public Relations, 1968-1970
Box 3
Service and Philanthropy, 1965-1968
Box 3
Sigma Kappa, 1962-1982
Box 3
Social Events, 1948-1968
Box 3
Sorority Expansion, 1976-1984
Box 3
Sorority Expansion, 1985-1990
Box 3
Sorority GPA Records, 1991-1992
Box 3
Sorority House Renovation-Financial Statements, 1994-1995
Box 3
Sorority Housing-Paperwork, 1994-1995
Box 3
Sorority Membership Lists, 1964-1970
Box 3
Sorority Membership Quota, 1966
Box 3
Sorority System Debate, 1947-1966
Box 3
Southeastern Panhellenic Conference, 1957-1969
Box 3
Southeastern Panhellenic Conference, undated
Box 3
Special Events, 1955-1970
Box 3
Special Situations, 1958-1968
Box 3
Speeches, 1956-1970
Box 3
Summer, 1994
Box 3
Theta Beta Sigma, undated
Box 3
Title IX, 1974
Box 3
Workshops, 1954-1963
Box 3
Zeta Tau Alpha, 1983-1991
Box 3
Zeta Tau Alpha, 1994-1995
Box 3
Booklet of Information for Social Chairmen, 1963
Box 3
Brochures, 1968-1969
Box 3
Duke Panhellenic Newsletter (Vol. I), circa 1994-1995
Box 3
Handbooks, 1948-1969
Box 3
Panhellenic Newsletter, 1955-1969
Box 3
Take a Peek at a Greek, 1978-1979
Box 3
The Greek Way, 1994-1996
Box 3
The Greek Way, 1982-1983
Box 3
CAS Standards, Fraternities and Sororities Advising, and Expansion Proposal
Box 3
Panhellenic Council, 1992-1993
Box 3
Fall 1993
Box 3
Rush, Spring 1994
Box 3
Housing Issues, Spring 1994
Box 3
Fall 1994 Meetings
Box 3
Housing, Spring 1995
Box 3
Fall 1995
Box 3
Rush and Progs, Spring 1996
Box 3
Housing, Spring 1996
Box 3
Office Space, 1996
Box 3
Office Space Addendum
Box 3
Letters and News, Fall 1996
Box 3
Rush, Spring 1997
Box 3
Fall 1997 Issues
Box 3
Alcohol Policy
Box 3
Panhellenic Constitution, 1996-1997
Box 3

Historical Note

The National Panhellenic Conference was founded in 1902. College chapters of National Panhellenic were the first inter-group organizations on college campuses. Initially, Trinity College and Duke University's fraternities and sororities were governed by their own Panhellenic Council. In 1957, the men's Panhellenic Council became the Interfraternity Council. Sororities remained under the umbrella of the Panhellenic Council. The earliest mention of the Sorority Panhellenic Council at Duke is in the 1913 Chanticleer yearbook. Fannie Kilgo was Chairman, and Catherine C. Thomas was Secretary. The sororities represented within the Council were Kappa Delta and Alpha Delta Phi. According to the 1938 Chanticleer, the Women's Panhellenic Council was founded for the "express purpose of subordinating the individual sorority for the common good of all the sororities." Today, the Panhellenic Council continues to develop and maintain sorority life and inter-sorority relations within the University and promote intellectual accomplishment and sound scholarship.

Subject Headings

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Panhellenic Council Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Panhellenic Council records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1978-2002.

Processing Information

Processed by Archives Staff, July 2006

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, September 2006

Accessions A94-144, A78-132, A81-65, A99-4, A2002-58 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.