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Society of Sigma Xi Records (University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Chapter)

Identifier: MC 929

Scope and Content Note

The records contain constitutions, procedure manuals, correspondence, minutes of meetings, membership rosters, nomination forms, and other papers.


  • 1930-1986


Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

The records in Series 4 are restricted to protect personal privacy. This restriction is in compliance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-579, U.S. Code), the United States Freedom of Information Act (as amended in 1974 by Public Law 93-502, U.S. Code), the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (Act 93 of 1967), and the policies of the University of Arkansas. Researchers desiring access to the material should consult with the Head of Special Collections.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

The Society of Sigma Xi is an honorary scientific research society. Established in 1886 at Cornell University, Sigma Xi has more than five hundred chapters and clubs across North America at major research universities and at selected smaller colleges. Regardless of size, all chapters and clubs share common goals: to advance scientific research, to encourage companionship and cooperation among scientists in all disciplines, and to promote a wider understanding of science.

Although there were occasional meetings of scientists at an unofficial University of Arkansas club as early as 1910, Sigma Xi at the University of Arkansas was officially organized in 1928 as the Arkansas Sigma Xi Club. Since 1929, it has met several times a year to discuss science and scientific research on campus. The club has also sponsored lectures and seminars on various scientific topics on a regular basis. In 1953, the Society of Sigma Xi upgraded the status of the Arkansas Sigma Xi Club to a Sigma Xi Chapter--The Society of Sigma Xi, Arkansas Chapter. In 1962, the Arkansas Chapter obtained permission to divide itself into two chapters--the University of Arkansas Chapter, Fayetteville and the University of Arkansas Chapter, Little Rock.


11 Linear Feet (24 Boxes)

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Arrangement of the Papers

Material is arranged by subject into 5 series:

  1. Series 1. Constitutions and Related Records
  2. Series 1. Subseries 1. Constitutions
  3. Series 1. Subseries 2. Procedural Manuals
  4. Series 1. Subseries 3. Petitions and related records
  5. Series 2. Correspondence
  6. Series 2. Subseries 1. Local Correspondence
  7. Series 2. Subseries 2. National Correspondence
  8. Series 3. Minutes
  9. Series 3. Subseries 1. Chapter Meetings
  10. Series 3. Subseries 2. National Meetings
  11. Series 3. Subseries 3. Other Meetings
  12. Series 4. Membership Records
  13. Series 4. Subseries 1. Membership Committee Records
  14. Series 4. Subseries 2. Membership Rosters
  15. Series 4. Subseries 3. Nomination Papers
  16. Series 5. Other Records
  17. Series 5. Subseries 1. Awards and Research
  18. Series 5. Subseries 2. Lectures and Other Activities

Acquisition Information

The Society of Sigma Xi, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Chapter, transferred their records to Special Collections.

Processing Information

Processed by Anthony J. Wappel; completed in April 1989.

Society of Sigma Xi Records (University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Chapter)
Anthony J. Wappel
April 1989
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Language of description note
Materials are in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444