Guide to the Alpha Kappa Psi, Beta Eta Chapter Records, 1929 - 1963


The Beta Eta chapter of the Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity was established at Duke University in 1929; the chapter dissolved sometime after 1963. Records contain correspondence, bylaws, membership records, constitution, handbook, reports, certificates, and a brief history of the Beta Eta chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi. English.

Collection Details

Record Group
Alpha Kappa Psi, Beta Eta Chapter records
1929 - 1963
Alpha Kappa Psi. Beta Eta Chapter (Duke University)
0.25 Linear Feet, 300 Items
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Collection Overview

Contains correspondence, bylaws, membership records, a constitution, a handbook, reports, certificates, and a brief historic profile pertaining to the Beta Eta chapter of the Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity at Duke University. Materials range in date from 1929 to 1963.

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[Identification of item], Alpha Kappa Psi, Beta Eta Chapter Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Annual report, 1961
Bylaws, 1955
Certificates, 1937-1938
Constitution and statutory code, 1959
Convention reports, 1962
Correspondence, ca. 1959-1963
Handbook of Alpha Kappa Psi, 1956 , 1959
Membership books, 1959-1962
Membership book, 1960-1962
Minutes, 1929-1936
Profile, 1937
Charter, 1929
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Historical Note

Alpha Kappa Psi was the first professional business fraternity in the United States. The fraternity was founded October 5, 1904 at New York University and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Alpha Kappa Psi's objectives are to further the individual welfare of its members, foster scientific research in the fields of commerce, accounts, and finance, to educate the public, and to promote courses leading to degrees in business administration.

The Beta Eta chapter at Duke University was chartered on December 7, 1929 in the School of Business Administration. There were 20 original members. Carroll Cunnin was the first president. Semi-monthly meetings were held on campus in the Union Ballroom. They included discussions of current topics in business and featured local businesspeople as speakers. Members of the fraternity also visited industrial organizations, assisted professors with business-related presentations, and corresponded with large organizations on business questions. The fraternity dissolved sometime after 1963.

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The Alpha Kappa Psi, Beta Eta Chapter Records was received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1966 and 1981.

Processing Information

Processed by Emily Glenn

Completed January 2003

Updated by Kimberly Sims, February 2013

Encoded by Jill Katte, February 2005