University of Notre Dame

Phi Beta Kappa Records


Origination : Phi Beta Kappa. Epsilon of Indiana (University of Notre Dame).
Extent : 10 linear inches.
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Administrative Information


Bernard J. Kohlbrenner

Permission of PBK Chapter President required.

Preferred Citation

Phi Beta Kappa Records (PBK), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Correspondence with university officers, other PBK members, and the headquarters of the PBK United Chapters; lengthy and detailed reports to the PBK Qualifications Committee supporting Notre Dame's application for a chapter; and by-laws, membership lists, minutes, correspondence, and other records of the chapter.

There are relatively few chapter records, and much of the correspondence relates to the problem of finding an office to store the chapter's charter and files. The more extensive pre-chapter files, however, contain much information concerning the academic programs and standards of Notre Dame.


Files accumulated by Bernard J. Kohlbrenner, professor of education at the University of Notre Dame, during his twenty-one-year effort (1946-1967) to establish a Phi Beta Kappa chapter at Notre Dame and his three-year tenure (1967-1970) as president of the chapter.


Kohlbrenner, Bernard J.
Phi Beta Kappa. Epsilon of Indiana (University of Notre Dame).
Phi Beta Kappa -- History.
United States -- Intellectual life.

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