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Sigma Xi Honorary Society charter

Sigma Xi Honorary Society charter

Descriptive Summary

Title: Sigma Xi Honorary Society charter
Creator: Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society. Georgia Chapter
Inclusive Dates: 1946
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 oversize_folders 1 charter
Collection Number: ms240
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

Sigma Xi (Xi is pronounced with a "Z" sound-"Zi"-as in "xylophone") was founded in 1886 to honor excellence in scientific investigation and encourage a sense of companionship and cooperation among researchers in all fields of science and engineering. The Greek letters "sigma" and "xi" form the acronym of the Society's motto, "Spoudon Xynones," which translates as "Companions in Zealous Research."

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the Charter of the Georgia Chapter of Sigma Xi, an honorary society in science at the University of Georgia, granted in 1946. The Charter, signed by Harlow Shapley, President, and George Alfred Baitsell, Executive Secretary of the National Society, contains the names of the charter members and charter associate members.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sigma Xi Honorary Society charter, ms240, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2019.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society. Georgia Chapter

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Charter, 1946