Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Phi Psi Fraternity:

An Inventory of Its Collection, 1929-2005, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University
Title: Phi Psi Fraternity,
Dates: 1929-2005
Abstract: The collection contains files from Texas Tech University's chapter of Phi Psi Fraternity.
Collection # U 352.1
Quantity: 3 boxes, and 2 plaques (4.0 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Phi Psi Fraternity was started at the Philadelphia College of Textile Science in 1903. Chapters were created at other textile schools, including the Kappa Chapter at Texas Technological College in 1931. The fraternity promoted textile education and continued professionalism in a career in textile manufacturing. The Kappa chapter closed at Texas Tech due to the discontinuation of a textile engineering program and ensuing lack of textile students.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of materials relating to the Phi Psi Fraternity Kappa Chapter at Texas Tech. The Phi Psi materials include the Kappa Chapter charter (February, 1931), a Texas-shaped scrapbook with historical photographs and memorabilia (including photographs of Kent Hance), convention programs, annual reports, a membership book dating from 1930-1950, plaques and trophies, and a cap from the 1998 national convention. The logo on the hat was done at the Huntsville Prison for free. This collection contains 224 prints.



This collection is organized alphabetically.


Access Restrictions

Open for research

Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Hance, Kent Ronald, 1942-
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Tech University. Phi Psi Fraternity
Texas Tech University--Societies, etc.
Texas Tech University--Students--Societies, etc.
College students--Texas--Lubbock--Societies, etc.
Cotton manufacture--Study and teaching (Higher)
Cotton textile industry--Study and teaching (Higher)
Engineering schools--Texas--Lubbock
Greek letter societies--Texas--Lubbock
Textile machinery--Design and construction--Study and teaching (Higher)

Related Material

Texas Technological College. Textiles and the New Generation: How the Texas Technological College is Training the Youth of America for the Cotton Milling industry. Lubbock, Tex.: the College, 1927.

L. E. Parson oral history interview [sound recording], 1975

Textile Research Center Records, 1925-1978 and undated

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Phi Psi Fraternity, 1929-2005, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas


Collection accession #(s):

Gift, 2009

Processed by

Katie Long, 2009

Collection Inventory



box folder
1 1 Annual Reports of Kappa Chapter, 1956-1961
2 Kappa Chapter Honorary Membership, 1980-1981
3 Kappa Chapter Membership Book, 1931-1950
4 National Association of Cotton Manufacturers: Letter, 1948
5 Phi Psi Fraternity: Convention Programs, 1990, 1998
6 Phi Psi Fraternity Publications, 1948-1960
7 Phi Psi Senior Award, undated
8 Phi Psi West Newsletter, 1980
9 Rosters, 1949-1981
10 Spanish Fiesta, undated
11 Student Organization Awards, 1951-1985
12 Textile Engineering Brochure, undated
13 Textile Engineering and Technology Graduates, 1929-1979
14 Textile Merit Badge, 2003-2005



box item
2 1 Plaque: The L.E. Parsons Award, 1977-1986
2 Plaque: Phi Psi 1979 First Place Oral Report, 1979
3 Plaque: Phi Psi 1980 Second Place Written Report, 1980
4 Plaque Plate: Phi Psi First Place Oral Report, 1981
5 Plaque Plate: Phi Psi Second Place Photographic Archives Award, 1981
6 Plaque: First Place Oral Competition: 77th Phi Psi National Convention Camp Helen, 1983
7 Plaque: First Place Visual Display Competition: 77th Phi Psi National Convention Camp Helen, 1983
8 Plaque: First Place Written Report Competition: 77th Phi Psi National Convention Camp Helen, 1983
9 Plaque: Phi Psi Fraternity Oral Report Second Place, 1985
10 Cap: Phi Psi National Convention Lubbock, Texas, February 26-March 1, 1998
11 Trophy: First Place Photographic Archives Phi Psi, undated
12 Trophy: Second Place Oral Report Phi Psi, undated
box item
3 1 Phi Psi Fraternity Kappa Chapter Charter, February 12, 1931
2 Five Oversized Scrapbook Pages, (72 prints), 1934-1987
3 Texas Shaped Scrapbook, (152 prints), 1948-1988 and undated
4 Student Organization Award: Most Improved Student Organization, 1985
5 Phi Psi Fraternity Autographed Sock, undated
1 Plaque: The Phi Psi Fraternity Annual Senior Award, 1964-1988
2 Framed Image: Kappa Chapter, 1981-1982