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Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society of North America, Georgia Institute of Technology Chapter records

 Collection
Identifier: MS006

  • Staff Only

Abstract

The Georgia Tech Sigma Xi Club was founded in 1946 and installed as a chapter of the national Society of the Sigma Xi in 1953. This honor society for science and engineering supports research, programs, and activiites. The records include correspondence, constitutions and by-laws, meeting minutes, and printed materials pertaining to the founding of the club and the research committee's activities.

Dates

  • 1946-1986 (bulk 1946-1955)
  • Majority of material found within 1946 - 1955

Creator

Restrictions: Access

None.

Restrictions: Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.

Extent

1.6 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

These records include correspondence, constitutions and by-laws, meeting minutes, and printed materials for both the Georgia Tech chapter and the national chapter.

Administrative History of Society of Sigma Xi Records

Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society of North America, founded in 1886, is an organization dedicated to the encouragement of research in pure and applied sciences. The Sigma Xi Club was established at Georgia Tech on November 18, 1946 and a chapter on June 8, 1953. Each year since 1947, the group has honored Georgia Tech faculty and students for their research at the annual Research Awards Banquet.

Arrangement

Arranged into two series, the first of which is divided into two subseries:

Missing Title

  1. SERIES 1. Georgia Tech Chapter, 1946-1986 [Boxes 1-4].
  2. SERIES 2. National Chapter, 1943-1955 [Box 4].

Other Finding Aids

A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.

Provenance

Sigma Xi donated these papers in 1985 and 1986 (Accession #1985.0803 and 1986.0704; old numbers: 85-08-03 and 86-07-04). Paul Weber also donated papers in 1986. (Accession #1986.0706; old number: 86-07-06).

Separated Material

All photographs have been separated and cataloged as Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society of North America, Georgia Institute of Technology Chapter photographs (VAM006). All films have been removed and stored in film area.

Processing Information

Jody Thompson processed these papers in 2002.
Title
Inventory of the Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society of North America, Georgia Institute of Technology Chapter Records, 1946-1986 (bulk 1946-1955)
Subtitle
MS006
Status
In Progress
Author
Jody Thompson
Date
Copyright 2002.
Description rules
finding aid updated using rlg best practice guidelines for encoded archival description.
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

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