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Sigma Xi-University of Georgia chapter

Sigma Xi-University of Georgia chapter

Descriptive Summary

Title: Sigma Xi-University of Georgia chapter
Creator: Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society. Georgia Chapter
Inclusive Dates: 1930s-1986
Language(s): English
Extent: 2.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Collection Number: UA0126
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Biographical/historcal note

Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, was founded in 1886. A non-profit society, its membership consists of approximately 75,000 scientists and engineers who are elected for membership in the Society as a result of either their research achievements or potential. The University of Georgia's own chapter of Sigma Xi began in 1946 with 31 charter members and is one of more than 500 chapters found throughout the world.

Scope and Content

The Sigma Xi collection consists of material dating from the 1930s through 1986. The first series is related to the creation of the Society at UGA in 1946; the second series holds financial records from 1947 to 1980; and the third series has general materials dating from 1960 to 1986.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection has three series: Creation of UGA chapter, finances, and general.

Administrative Information

Preferred citation note

Sigma Xi-University of Georgia chapter, UA0126, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Boyd, George Hugh, 1891-1965
Edwards, A. S. (Austin Southwick), 1885-1976
Engineers -- Georgia.
Financial records.
Odum, Eugene Pleasants, 1913-2002
Scientists -- Georgia.
University of Georgia. Faculty

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. UGA Chapter

11Printed material [other colleges], 1930s-1940s
12President's papers-Eugene Odum [correspondence, etc.], 1942-1944
13Membership list, petitioners and petition for chapter, 1943-1945
14George A. Baitsell-Executive Secretary [correspondence], 1943-1946
15President's papers-Prof. G.H. Boyd [correspondence, etc.], 1944-1946
16Petition-carbon copies, 1945
17Petition-additional material, 1945
18Petition-information [includes correspondence] , 1945
19Material for printer, 1945 October
110Petition-original material, 1945 October
111Science legislation [correspondence, senate bills, memorandums, etc.], 1945-1946
112Invitation to installation program, 1946 May 3
113Installation program [correspondence, etc.], 1946
114University of Georgia faculty [installation program-correspondence, memorandum], 1946
115Installation [correspondence, By Laws], 1946
116Delegates [correspondence], 1946
117[Invitation to initiation banquet], 1947 June 4
118[Handwritten note to Porter Kellam regarding 1940s materials], 1940s
31Committee on High School science, 1956
32Petitions for membership, 1950-1954
33A petition for the establishment of a chapter of the Society of the Sigma Xi at the University of Georgia, 1945 October
34Election ballots, 1961
35Constitution, circa 1950s
36Current business, 1952-1953
37Dr. Morris-President (correspondence), 1953-1954
38Artifacts (napkins), undated
39Treasurer's report, 1956-1957
310Membership, 1953-1955
311Miscellaneous, 1955-1956
312-13Correspondence, 1947-1952
314Cooper, C.D. (correspondence), 1956-1957
315Foster, John W. (correspondence), 1957-1958
316LaRocca, J.P.-President (correspondence), 1958-1959
317Giddens, Joel-President (correspondence), 1959-1960
318Georgia chapter, 1960-1961
319Eidson, John Dr., the University Center of Georgia, 1954

2. Financial

119Financial ledger, 1947-1972
120Check register, 1966-1971
121Check register, 1971-1977
122Check register, 1977-1980

3. General

21Correspondence, membership and programs, 1960-1965
22Correspondence, membership and programs, 1966-1969
23Correspondence relating to Sigma Xi Excellence in Research Award, 1967
24Correspondence, membership and programs, 1970-1984
25 Manual of Procedure , 1985
26Membership listing, 1985-1986
27 Sigma Xi network: presidents and secretaries , 1985-1986
320Information for initiates, 1959-1962
321Sigma Xi and RESA-official information, 1953-1955