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Phi Alpha Theta. Theta Xi Chapter Records

Collection ID: RG 37-21A

Scope and Contents

This collections contains flyers, announcements, administrative records and awards for the Phi Alpha Theta, Theta Xi Chapter of the National History Honor Society.


  • 1962-2001, undated
  • Other: Date acquired: 07/20/2008



1.50 Linear Feet

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Old Dominion University Libraries.

Biographical or Historical Information

The Theta Xi chapter of the national history society Phi Alpha Theta was established at Old Dominion College in 1962. One of the charter members was Jack Temple Kirby who is now an historian of the twentieth-century South. Over the years the chapter won "best chapter" awards, sponsored guest lecturers, hosted panel discussions and had forums on careers for history majors. The Theta Xi chapter also published The Old Dominion University Historical Review, which consisted of nine student papers (three in European history and six in American history) in that five of the authors were graduate students and four were undergraduates. The chapter would also meet annually with other Virginia college/university chapters of Phi Alpha Theta to discuss their scholarly research. The Theta Xi chapter of Phi Alpha Theta at Old Dominion University became inactive in the mid-2000s.

Note written by Kathleen Smith

Language of Materials


Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged in chronological order.

Source of Acquisition

James R. Sweeney, Department of History

Method of Acquisition

The collection was donated to Special Collections and University Archives by the donor on 7/20/2008.

Processing Information

The finding aid was created by Joseph Smith in October 2012.

A Guide to the Phi Alpha Theta. Theta Xi Chapter Records
Joseph Smith, October 2012; Kathleen Smith, September 2014
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the ODU University Archives Repository

3000 Perry Library
4427 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk VA 23529 US