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Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, Smith College Chapter Records, 1930-2007
3.771 linear feet (8 containers)
Collection number: CA.MS.00315

Abstract:
The Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, Smith College Chapter records contain correspondence, minutes, programs, and committee records.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Restrictions on use:

Smith College retains copyright of materials created as part of its business operations; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Smith College, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

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Biographical / Historical

The Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, Smith College Chapter was granted its charter on December 28, 1934, the first charter ever granted to a women's institution. Throughout its history the chapter has undertaken many programs designed to encourage and support scientific research at Smith, both amongst its undergraduate students and its faculty. These programs include: a house academic competition, lecture series, participation in national meetings, and research and conference support. The chapter also nominates and elects new members each spring.

Scope and Contents

The Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, Smith College Chapter records are very thorough, encompassing correspondence dating from 1931 to present, minutes and records from 1934 to present, membership lists from 1931 to present, and initiation programs from 1938 to present. The correspondence is mostly concerned with lectures, membership, and national Sigma Xi topics such as grant allocation.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Restrictions on use:

Smith College retains copyright of materials created as part of its business operations; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Smith College, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, Smith College Chapter Records, Smith College Archives, CA-MS-00315, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.

History of the Collection

The Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, Smith College Chapter records were donated over a period of time to the Smith College Archives from a variety of sources.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English

Contents List
SERIES I. MINUTES AND OFFICIAL RECORDS



History of the Smith College Chapter
1936

Box 1122
By-Laws of the Smith College Chapter
1937-90

Box 1122
Petition for Charter - Faculty Publications
1930-34

Box 1122
Petition for Establishment of Smith Chapter
1931-35

Box 1122
Installation of the Chapter
1935

Box 1122
Minutes and Records
1934-53

Box 1122
Minutes and Records
1953-85

Box 1123
Minutes and Records
1985-ongoing

Box 1124
Elected Officers
1966-2006

Box 1124
President's Reports
1935 1940

Box 1124
Secretary's Notebooks and Reports
1935-77

Box 1124
Treasurer's Reports
1953-84

Box 1124
Admissions Committee
1938-60

Box 1124
Executive Committee
1935-52

Box 1124
Membership Committee
1940-62

Box 1124
Membership Committee: Certificates
1953-82

Box 1124
Membership Committee: Membership Lists
1931-ongoing

Box 1124
Membership Committee: Roll of Members
1935-80

Box 1124
Membership Certificate Order Forms
1964-78

Box 1124
Membership Data Cards
1935-68

Box 1125
Nominating Committee
1936-84

Box 1126
Nominating Committee: Nomination Forms
1970-71

Box 1126
Nominating Committee: Nomination Forms
1972-91

Box 1126
Initiation Information
1970 undated

Box 1126
Initiation Ceremony
1958-85

Box 1126
Initiation Correspondence
1944-78

Box 1126
Initiation Procedures
1945-63

Box 1126
Initiation Programs
1938-92

Box 1126
Insignia
1963

Box 1126
SERIES II. CORRESPONDENCE



Correspondence
1930-ongoing

Box 1127
SERIES III. ACTIVITIES



Anniversary (semi-centennial celebration)
1936

Box 1128
Annual Meeting (National) ( 3 folders)
1984-88

Box 1128
Awards - House Award Certificate
undated

Box 1128
Awards - Special Research Awards
1932-34

Box 1128
Awards - House Plaque
1939-63

Box 1128
Caen University Letter of Appreciation for Gift
1946

Box 1128
Certificates of Recognition from National Committee on Qualifications and Membership
1997-2007

Box 1128
Committee on Long Range Planning National Committee Meeting at Smith College
1985

Box 1128
Connecticut Valley Student Scientific Conference
1953-56

Box 1128
Forum on Global Change and Our Common Future
1989

Box 1128
Lectures (3 folders)
1935-96

Box 1128
Luncheon Lectures
1940 1977-85

Box 1128
Miscellaneous
undated

Box 1128
National Lectures
1986-90

Box 1128
National Sigma Xi Information
1944 1970

Box 1128
Newspaper Articles
1935-95

Box 1128
Photographs
1935-48

Box 1128
Princeton Study
1948-49

Box 1128
Proposed Merger of Sigma Xi and RESA
1949-53

Box 1128
Publications - General
1936-95

Box 1128
Publications - Smith
1937-49

Box 1128
Science Legislation
undated

Box 1128
Student Subsidies for Conference Travel
1989

Box 1128
SERIES IV. ARTIFACTS



Robert's Rules of Order, revised
1950

Box 1129
2 die cut logos
1959 undated

Box 1129
Award plaque, oversized
undated

Box 1129

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