Phi Beta Kappa Association of Constantinople records, 1900 - 1915Manuscript MS-1316

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Phi Beta Kappa Association of Constantinople records, 1900 - 1915

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1316

Collection Dates:

1900 - 1915

Size of Collection:

1 box (.25 linear ft.)


Phi Beta Kappa Association of Constantinople (1900-1915). The collection consists of meeting minutes and listings of members.

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Use & Access

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Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The collection consists of one notebook containing the meeting minutes of the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Constantinople. The minutes include the Association's mission statement, as well as the names of its officers, and activities organized. A separate listing of all the members residing in Turkey and its vicinity details the universities and colleges they attended and the year they graduated. Members include Daniel Bliss, George Washburn, Charles C. Torrey, Jesse K. Marden, Marcellus Bowen and Oscar S. Strauss.


The Phi Beta Kappa Association of Constantinople was formed in 1900, at the suggestion of Prof. Thomas H. Norton of Hamilton College. Membership was offered to Phi Beta Kappa members who resided in or near Constantinople or in the Turkish Empire. The object of the Society was to promote intellectual companionship among its members and to provide a fitting academic welcome for American and other scholars visiting Constantinople. The first members were George Washburn (Amherst), Joseph K. Green (Bowdoin), Henry S. Barnum (Yale), Marcellus Bowen (Yale), Thomas H. Norton (Hamilton), Albert H. Lybyer (Princeton), Almy M. Carter (Harvard) and Isabel Trowbridge (Vassar). it appears that by 1902, activity in the Association had fizzled and it was not until 1915, that attempts to revive it were made. However, the last recorded entry from that year is a list of Phi Beta Kappa members in that part of the world.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Records, 1900-1915

Access Restrictions


Box: 1, Dates: 1900-1915

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Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, List of members of the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Constantinople, 1900
  • Folder: 2, Meeting minutes of the Phi Beta Association of Constantinople, 1900-1915

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