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Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society. Smith College Chapter. Records, 1930-[ongoing]
8 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 50

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:

The records are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the documents must be requested from the Smith College Archives. Smith College owns copyright to any published material relating to college events and activities. Provenance and copyright ownership of other materials is unknown and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA

Historical Note

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 of the Collection

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:

The records are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the documents must be requested from the Smith College Archives. Smith College owns copyright to any published material relating to college events and activities. Provenance and copyright ownership of other materials is unknown and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Preferred Citation

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

Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, Smith College Chapter Records, Box #, Smith College Archives.

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 Archives
Northampton, MA 01063

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

Email: nyoung@smith.edu
URL: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/archives
Language
English

Contents List
SERIES I. MINUTES AND OFFICIAL RECORDS



History of the Smith College Chapter
1936

Box 1
By-Laws of the Smith College Chapter
1937-90

Box 1
Petition for Charter - Faculty Publications
1930-34

Box 1
Petition for Establishment of Smith Chapter
1931-35

Box 1
Installation of the Chapter
1935

Box 1
Minutes and Records
1934-53

Box 1
Minutes and Records
1953-85

Box 2
Minutes and Records
1985-ongoing

Box 3
Elected Officers
1966-2006

Box 3
President's Reports
1935, 1940

Box 3
Secretary's Notebooks and Reports
1935-77

Box 3
Treasurer's Reports
1953-84

Box 3
Admissions Committee
1938-60

Box 3
Executive Committee
1935-52

Box 3
Membership Committee
1940-62

Box 3
Membership Committee: Certificates
1953-82

Box 3
Membership Committee: Membership Lists
1931-ongoing

Box 3
Membership Committee: Roll of Members
1935-80

Box 3
Membership Certificate Order Forms
1964-78

Box 3
Membership Data Cards
1935-68

Box 4
Nominating Committee
1936-84

Box 5
Nominating Committee: Nomination Forms
1970-71

Box 5
Nominating Committee: Nomination Forms
1972-91

Box 5
Initiation Information
1970, n.d.

Box 5
Initiation Ceremony
1958-85

Box 5
Initiation Correspondence
1944-78

Box 5
Initiation Procedures
1945-63

Box 5
Initiation Programs
1938-92

Box 5
Insignia
1963

Box 5
SERIES II. CORRESPONDENCE



Correspondence
1930-ongoing

Box 6
SERIES III. ACTIVITIES



Anniversary (semi-centennial celebration)
1936

Box 7
Annual Meeting (National) ( 3 folders)
1984-88

Box 7
Awards - House Award Certificate
n.d.

Box 7
Awards - Special Research Awards
1932-34

Box 7
Awards - House Plaque
1939-63

Box 7
Caen University Letter of Appreciation for Gift
1946

Box 7
Certificates of Recognition from National Committee on Qualifications and Membership
1997-2007

Box 7
Committee on Long Range Planning National Committee Meeting at Smith College
1985

Box 7
Connecticut Valley Student Scientific Conference
1953-56

Box 7
Forum on Global Change and Our Common Future
1989

Box 7
Lectures (3 folders)
1935-96

Box 7
Luncheon Lectures
1940, 1977-85

Box 7
Miscellaneous
n.d.

Box 7
National Lectures
1986-90

Box 7
National Sigma Xi Information
1944, 1970

Box 7
Newspaper Articles
1935-95

Box 7
Photographs
1935-48

Box 7
Princeton Study
1948-49

Box 7
Proposed Merger of Sigma Xi and RESA
1949-53

Box 7
Publications - General
1936-95

Box 7
Publications - Smith
1937-49

Box 7
Science Legislation
n.d.

Box 7
Student Subsidies for Conference Travel
1989

Box 7
SERIES IV. ARTIFACTS



Robert's Rules of Order, revised
1950

Box 8
2 die cut logos
1959, n.d.

Box 8
Award plaque, oversized
n.d.

Box 8

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