Sigma Xi Records, 1924 -- 1974


Title: Sigma Xi Records
Dates: 1924 -- 1974
Creator: Sigma Xi, Tufts Chapter
Call Number: UA201
Size: 2.67 Cubic Feet, 3 boxes
Language(s): English  
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This collection contains documents related to the founding and running of the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, including certificates, correspondence, financial records, membership rosters, minutes, and subject files.


This collection is organized into one series: Sigma Xi.


Biographical / Historical

The Tufts College Chapter of the Society of the Sigma Xi was formally installed by the national officers of the society on April 2. The day's activities began with an academic procession and convocation, attended by the Tufts College faculty and student body as well as by the national officers and delegates from chapters in many other institutions. At the convocation exercises Dr. Leonard Carmichael, president of the college and member of Sigma Xi, gave a brief history of scientific research at the college. Dr. George Baitsell, of Yale University, national secretary; Dr. Harlow Shapley, of Harvard University, national president, and Dr. Edward Ellery, of Union College, past national president, were introduced and presented interesting accounts of the growth and aims of the Society of the Sigma Xi.

Access and Use

Access Restrictions

This collection contains some restricted material. Restrictions related to specific material are listed in the detailed contents list.

Use Restrictions

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see "Reproductions and Use" on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. Copyright to all materials created by Tufts University employees in the course of their work is held by the Trustees of Tufts University.

Collection History

Processing Notes

This collection was created on 1/20/09.

This collection is processed.

Custodial History

This collection was created from an uncataloged photograph found in the stacks in Summer 2008 and relevant folders from the UA024-Activities and Organizations.

Subjects and Genre Terms

Series Description

  1. Sigma Xi, 1924 -- 1974

    This series contains records related to the founding and running of the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society.