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


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.

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