Since its inception in 1902, the National Panhellenic Conference has
been dedicated to bringing cooperation and cohesion to issues affecting
the whole of its membership while supporting and even strengthening the
autonomy, individuality, and diversity of each member sorority. From the
very start it was agreed that all proposals brought before NPC must have
unanimous approval of all members, allowing for individual prerogatives
while striving for consensus. In tackling numerous issues, NPC has always
emphasized that its members are "groups of friends." As stated in Baird's
Manual of American College Fraternities, "this principle has been scrupulously
observed, and the historic record is a source of pride among Greekletter
NPC ArchivesBecause of NPC's outstanding accomplishments, and as the oldest interfraternity organization, its historical records are valuable source material for research into the American Greek-Letter organization movement and women's education.
It is the purpose of the National Panhellenic Conference Archives, which is
housed at the University of Illinois, to maintain historical records for
research use. A list of holdings in the archives follows. Finding aids are
available in the University Archives.
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41/82/006 National Panhellenic Conference Subject File 41/82/007 Fraternity Organizations 41/82/009 Fraternity Affairs File 41/82/010 National Panhellenic Conference Proceedings 41/82/011 National Conference File 41/82/020 Chairman's File 41/82/050 Committee File 41/82/052 Field Consultant's Seminar File 41/82/090 Slide Shows, Photographs & Videos 41/82/800 Publications 41/82/801 Directories 41/82/802 Listings 41/82/809 Manuals of Information 41/82/810 Programs 41/82/811 Reports 41/82/812 Bulletins 41/82/813 National Panhellenic Review
We, the undergraduate members of women's fraternities, stand for good scholarship, for guarding of good health, for maintenance of fine standards, and for serving, to the best of our ability, our college community. Cooperation for furthering fraternity life in harmony with its best possibilities is the ideal that shall guide our fraternity activity.
Ellen D. Swain
Student Life and Culture Archivist
Archives Research Center, Room 105
1707 South Orchard
Urbana, IL, 61801