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H. H. Stephenson, Jr. Award for Excellence in Historical Research and Preservation 2021

H.H. Stephenson Jr. Award for Historical Research & Preservation

This award recognizes a chapter’s commitment to historical education and preservation, exemplifying the passion displayed by former archivist, H.H. Stephenson Jr., Miami ’39.

Eligibility: All chapters and colonies are eligible to apply for this award.

Special Notes: This is a framed award certificate.

Criteria: The Excellence in Historical Preservation and Research Award recognizes the chapter whose commitment to historical education and preservation, at the Chapter and Fraternity level, best exemplifies the passion displayed by the late H.H. Stephenson Jr., Miami ’39

Questions: Questions about this award can be directed to
the awards committee (

To complete this application, you must have:

  • Knowledge of the chapter's historical preservation and research
  • A copy of the Chapter’s written archival program that includes policies and procedures for archiving.  It must address:

         a. Chapter Archives – a description of where all artifacts, awards, writings, photos, and other historically significant memorabilia are kept throughout the year.

         b. Chapter Archives Log/Inventory – include a list with descriptions of all items currently held within the chapter’s archives, denoting any entries/additions that were made in the past academic year.  Please also include any items that are currently on display and their whereabouts.
  • A copy of the chapter’s written historical education program that includes the chapter’s strategy for educating members about the history of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity.  It must address:

         a. Oral Histories – include the names, roll numbers, and transcripts from interviews conducted with any distinguished and/or elder Beta alumni.

         b. Presentations on History – include descriptions of any additional educational events and activities that were scheduled for chapter members and alumni.  All events must be chapter sponsored.