Sigma Xi, University of Washington Chapter records, 1930-2001  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society. University of Washington Chapter
Title
Sigma Xi, University of Washington Chapter records
Dates
1930-2001 (bulk)
Quantity
1.98 cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection Number
(Accession No. 5425)
Summary
Organizational records of the University of Washington Chapter of Sigma Xi, the international honor society for science and engineering
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact Special Collections for details.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, was founded in 1886 as an honor society for science and engineering. Today, it is an international research society whose programs and activities promote the health of the scientific enterprise and honor scientific achievement. It also endeavors to encourage support of original work in science and technology and promote an appreciation within society at large for the role research has played in human progress.

The University of Washington Chapter of Sigma Xi was founded in 1907, becoming the 25th national chapter. It has members from a broad spectrum of scientific fields, and although it is named the 'University of Washington' Chapter, this is somewhat misleading, since many members are from industry, and other schools and research institutes in the area of Seattle. Each year, the University of Washington Chapter reviews applications for the Grants-In-Aid of Research Program. These grants are for around $500, and are made to graduate students in support of their research. The money is generally used for field work, courses or workshops, supplies, and travel expenses.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Administrative files including correspondence, reports, minutes, membership records, roster lists, grant award files, financial records, publications, newsletters, constitution and by-laws, and awards documenting the history of the University of Washington Chapter of Sigma Xi.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 5425-001: Sigma Xi, University of Washington Chapter records, 1930-2001Return to Top

0.84 cubic feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content: Administrative files including correspondence, reports, minutes, membership records, roster lists, financial records, publications, newsletters, constitution and by-laws, and awards documenting the history of the University of Washington Chapter of Sigma Xi.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Received from Elizabeth Van Volkenburgh, September 21, 2005.

Container(s) Description Dates
Administrative Files
Box Accession
1 5425-001
Speakers
1936-2001
1 5425-001
Newsletters
1941-2001
1 5425-001
Miscellaneous Letters
1931-1996
1 5425-001
Annual Meetings
1935-1993
1 5425-001
Constitution and By-Laws
1936-1952
1 5425-001
Annual/Financial Reports
1931-1997
1 5425-001
Financial Records
Restrictions on Access: Restricted.
1986-2001
1 5425-001
Officers
1935-1996
2 5425-001
Members
2 folders
1935-circa 2000's
2 5425-001
Reactivated Members
Restrictions on Access: Restricted.
1951-1997
2 5425-001
Letters Re: Membership
1978-1999
2 5425-001
Membership Nominations
1987-1991
2 5425-001
Awards
1981-2001
2 5425-001
Publications
1914-1997
2 5425-001
Member Roster
1954-1988
2 5425-001
Minutes
1930-1971

Accession No. 5425-002: Sigma Xi, University of Washington Chapter records, 1931-1999Return to Top

1.14 cubic feet (1 box)

Scope and Content: Newsletters, membership records, grant award files, financial records, and correspondence of the University of Washington chapter of Sigma Xi.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact Special Collections for details.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Elizabeth Van Volkenburgh secretary/treasurer of Sigma Xi, 2007-05-23; 2009-04-09

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 5425-002
Financial records and Treasurer's materials
Restrictions on Access: Restricted.
1931-1999
1 5425-002
Newsletters
1956-1997
1 5425-002
Membership lists and blank nomination form
1935-1952
1 5425-002
Membership applications
Restrictions on Access: Restricted.
1995-2006
1 5425-002
Lists of officers
1931-1951
1 5425-002
Grant award files
Restrictions on Access: Restricted.
1995-2004
1 5425-002
Constitution, By-Laws, and Manual of Procedures
1936-1952
1 5425-002
Letterhead
undated
1 5425-002
Reprints
1938
1 5425-002
Minutes of the 59th Annual Convention of the Society of the Sigma Xi
1959
1 5425-002
Yearbook (photocopy)
1914-1915
1 5425-002
Correspondence
2000-2006

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Engineering--Research--Washington (State)
  • Engineering--Study and teaching--Washington (State)
  • Research--Washington (State)
  • Science--Study and teaching--Washington (State)
  • Corporate Names :
  • Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society. University of Washington Chapter--Administration
  • Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society. University of Washington Chapter--Archives
  • Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society. University of Washington Chapter--Finance
  • Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society. University of Washington Chapter--Membership
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Business correspondence
  • By-laws
  • Ephemera
  • Minutes (Records)
  • Newsletters
  • Records (Documents)
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • University of Washington. University Archives

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • University Archives/Faculty Papers (University of Washington)