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

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

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society of North America, Georgia Institute of Technology Chapter records
Identification: MS006
Date: 1946-1986 (bulk 1946-1955)
Size: 1.6 linear feet
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society of North America. Georgia Institute of Technology Chapter. , Weber, Paul M., 1904-1983
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
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.

Biographical/Historical Note

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.


Scope and Content Note

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


Arrangement

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

SERIES 1. Georgia Tech Chapter, 1946-1986 [Boxes 1-4].

SERIES 2. National Chapter, 1943-1955 [Box 4].


Index Terms

Georgia Institute of Technology. History.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Societies, etc.
Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society of North America.
Universities and colleges--Georgia--Atlanta--Societies, etc.
Van Leer, Blake R., (Blake Ragsdale), 1893-1956
Weber, Paul M., 1904-1983

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite [Folder Title, Series Title,] Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society of North America, Georgia Institute of Technology Chapter records (MS006), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.

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).

Processing Information

Jody Thompson processed these papers in 2002.

Revisions to Finding Aid

December 2005:
  • Finding aid converted from Encoded Archival Description Version 1.0 to Version 2002. March 2010: Finding aid imported into Archivists' Toolkit.

  • Restrictions

    Restrictions: Access

    None.

    Restrictions: Use

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


    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.


    Other Finding Aids

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


    Container List

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    SERIES 1: Georgia Tech Chapter, 1946-1986



    SERIES 1, Subseries 1: General Administration, 1946-1986

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    1125th Anniversary of Sigma Xi, 1977-1978
    12Annual Report, 1949-1951
    13Brochure, undated
    14Calendars, 1950; 1952
    15Centennial Lectureship, 1986

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    1Charter, 1946
    16Club Business, 1950-1951
    17Club Formation, 1946
    18Committee Notes, 1951; undated
    19Constitution and By-Laws, 1949; 1953; 1959
    110Correspondence, 1946
    111Correspondence, 1947
    112Correspondence, 1948
    113Correspondence, 1949
    114Correspondence, 1950
    115Correspondence, 1951
    116Correspondence, 1952
    117Correspondence, 1953
    118Correspondence, 1954
    119Correspondence, 1955-1957
    120Correspondence, undated

    Box

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    21Executive Committee Meeting, 1946-1950
    22Faculty Bulletins, 1946-1947
    23Financial Reports, 1946-1954
    24History, 1946-1953
    25Installation Records, 1952-1953
    26Meeting Minutes, 1946-1952
    27Membership Information, 1946-1960
    28Newspaper Clippings, 1946-1953
    29Petition (Chapter Status), 1948-1952
    210Petition (Extension), 1951
    211Petition for Establishment of Chapter, 1949
    212Petition (Supplemental Data for Petition for Charter Status, 1952
    213Policy, 1950

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    31Poster: See Oversize, undated
    32Program (General), undated
    33Publications ("Research Engineering"), 1946-1950
    34Publications ("State Engineering Experiment Station/Bulletin"), 1950
    35Reports, 1950s
    36Research Committee, 1950-1951
    37Research Papers Published in Journals of Sciene and Engineering, 1964-1969
    38Research Papers Published in Journals of Science and Engineering, 1970-1974
    39Standards Survey Committee, 1951-1952

    Box

    5Tape (reel-to-reel), undated



    SERIES 1, Subseries 2: Research Prize Lecture, 1947-1985

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    310Committee Report, 1966; undated
    311Faculty Research Prize, 1949-1950
    312Invitations, 1947-1951
    313Flyer, undated

    Box

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    41Programs (Awards Meeting), 1954-1976
    42Programs (Monie Ferst Symposium), 1977; 1982; 1984-1985
    43Programs (Research Prize Lecture), 1947-1953
    44Research Prize Lecture Information, undated
    45Research Prize Lecture, 1947
    46Research Prize Lecture, 1948
    47Research Prize Lecture, 1949
    48Research Prize Lecture, 1950
    49Research Prize Papers (submitted), 1946-1947
    410Research Recommendations, 1950-1951
     

    SERIES 2: National Chapter, 1943-1955

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    411Annual Report, 1945-1946; 1948
    412Invitations (other chapters), 1946-1955
    413Lectureship Series, 1952
    414List (other chapters and clubs), 1949
    415Manual of Procedures for Chapter Officers, 1947
    416National Annual Converence, 1943; 1948; 1950
    417National Lectures, 1946-1949
    418Publications, 1947-1948
    419Reports, 1947; 1952
    420Scientific Research Society of American (General Information), 1948-1950