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

MC 929

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
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Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Zachary Morgan, 2017.

Materials are in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Society of Sigma Xi. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Chapter
Title
Society of Sigma Xi Records (University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Chapter)
Inclusive Dates
1930-1986
Identification
MC 929
Extent
11 linear feet (24 Boxes)
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu 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).

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.

Preferred Form of Citation

Society of Sigma Xi Records (University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Chapter) (MC 929), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

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.

Scope and Content Note

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

Arrangement of the Papers

Material is arranged by subject into 5 series:

  1. Constitutions and Related Records
    1. Constitutions
    2. Procedural Manuals
    3. Petitions and related records
  2. Correspondence
    1. Local Correspondence
    2. National Correspondence
  3. Minutes
    1. Chapter Meetings
    2. National Meetings
    3. Other Meetings
  4. Membership Records
    1. Membership Committee Records
    2. Membership Rosters
    3. Nomination Papers
  5. Other Records
    1. Awards and Research
    2. Lectures and Other Activities

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

series 1: Constitution and Related Papers,

1930-1986

Boxes 1-4

This series contains constitutions, by-laws, and procedural manuals. It also contains papers used to petition the national headquarters of the Society of Sigma Xi to upgrade the status of the Arkansas group from a Sigma Xi Club to a Sigma Xi Chapter.

subseries 1: Constitutions,

1930-1976

Box 1

series I: 1 Box 1 Folder 1

Constitutions, ca. 1930 and 1949

series I: 1 Box 1 Folder 2

Correspondence pertaining to 1953 constitution, ca. 1953

series I: 1 Box 1 Folder 3

Rough drafts of 1953 constitution, ca. 1954

series I: 1 Box 1 Folder 4

Rough drafts of 1953 constitution, ca. 1955

series I: 1 Box 1 Folder 5

Constitutions and by-laws, 1953-1970

series I: 1 Box 1 Folder 6

Constitutions and by-laws, 1973-1976

series I: 1 Box 1 Folder 7

Charter, 1953

subseries 2: Procedural Manuals,

1952-1986

Box 2

series I: 2 Box 2 Folder 1

Procedural Manuals, 1952

series I: 2 Box 2 Folder 2

Procedural Manuals, 1954-1955

series I: 2 Box 2 Folder 3

Procedural Manuals, 1976

series I: 2 Box 2 Folder 4

Procedural Manuals, 1977

series I: 2 Box 2 Folder 5

Procedural Manuals, 1978

series I: 2 Box 2 Folder 6

Procedural Manuals, 1979

series I: 2 Box 2 Folder 7

Procedural Manuals, 1980-1981

series I: 2 Box 2 Folder 8

Guides for chapters, and other items, ca. 1986

subseries 3: Petitions and Related Records,

1948-1963

Boxes 3-4

series I: 3 Box 3 Folder 1

Correspondence pertaining to petition, 1950-1952

series I: 3 Box 3 Folder 2

Correspondence pertaining to petition, 1953-1954

series I: 3 Box 3 Folder 3

Sample petitions from other Sigma Xi Chapters, 1948-1952

series I: 3 Box 3 Folder 4

Arkansas Sigma Xi Club petition, 1952

series I: 3 Box 3 Folder 5

Information on club members, "A-B", 1950-1952

series I: 3 Box 3 Folder 6

Information on club members, "C-E", 1950-1952

series I: 3 Box 3 Folder 7

Information on club members, "F-H", 1950-1952

series I: 3 Box 4 Folder 1

Information on club members, "I-M", 1950-1952

series I: 3 Box 4 Folder 2

Information on club members, "N-R", 1950-1952

series I: 3 Box 4 Folder 3

Information on club members, "S", 1950-1952

series I: 3 Box 4 Folder 4

Information on club members, "T-Y", 1950-1952

series I: 3 Box 4 Folder 5

Other papers

series I: 3 Box 4 Folder 6

Other papers

series I: 3 Box 4 Folder 7

Installation of Arkansas Chapter of Sigma Xi, 1952-1953

series I: 3 Box 4 Folder 8

Petition for dividing the Arkansas Chapter of Sigma Xi into a Fayetteville and a Little Rock chapter, 1962-1963

series 2: Correspondence,

1927-1985

Boxes 5-7

This series contains correspondence to and from various Sigma Xi members and officials. Most correspondence is directed to the club secretary-treasurer and was originally divided into two groups, local and national correspondence. Local correspondence was also divided into two groups--general correspondence, and miscellaneous announcements, notices, and memoranda.

subseries 1: Local Correspondence,

1930-1985

Box 5

series II: 1 Box 5 Folder 1

General correspondence, 1930/1931 - 1949/1950

series II: 1 Box 5 Folder 2

General correspondence, 1950/1951 - 1959/1960

series II: 1 Box 5 Folder 3

General correspondence, 1960/1961 - 1969/1970

series II: 1 Box 5 Folder 4

General correspondence, 1970/1971 - 1972/1973

series II: 1 Box 5 Folder 5

General correspondence, 1973/1974 - 1977/1978

series II: 1 Box 5 Folder 6

General correspondence, 1980/1981 - 1984/1985

series II: 1 Box 5 Folder 7

Notices, 1929/1930 - 1959/1960

series II: 1 Box 5 Folder 8

Notices, 1960/1961 - 1969/1970

series II: 1 Box 5 Folder 9

Notices, 1970/1971 - 1975/1976

series II: 1 Box 5 Folder 10

Notices, 1976/1977 - 1984/1985

subseries 2: National Correspondence,

1927-1985

Boxes 6-7

series II: 2 Box 6 Folder 1

National Correspondence, 1927/1928 - 1939/1940

series II: 2 Box 6 Folder 2

National Correspondence, 1940/1941 - 1951/1952

series II: 2 Box 6 Folder 3

National Correspondence, 1952/1953 - 1953/1954

series II: 2 Box 6 Folder 4

National Correspondence, 1954/1955

series II: 2 Box 6 Folder 5

National Correspondence, 1955/1956

series II: 2 Box 6 Folder 6

National Correspondence, 1956/1957 - 1959/1960

series II: 2 Box 6 Folder 7

National Correspondence, 1961/1962 - 1964/1965

series II: 2 Box 6 Folder 8

National Correspondence, 1965/1966 - 1967/1968

series II: 2 Box 6 Folder 9

National Correspondence, 1968/1969 - 1969/1970

series II: 2 Box 7 Folder 1

National Correspondence, 1970/1971 - 1971/1972

series II: 2 Box 7 Folder 2

National Correspondence, 1972/1973 - 1973/1974

series II: 2 Box 7 Folder 3

National Correspondence, 1974/1975 - 1975/1976

series II: 2 Box 7 Folder 4

National Correspondence, 1976/1977 - 1977/1978

series II: 2 Box 7 Folder 5

National Correspondence, 1980/1981 - 1981/1982

series II: 2 Box 7 Folder 6

National Correspondence, 1982/1983 - 1984/1985

series 3: Minutes,

1929-1985

Boxes 8-10

This series contains minutes of chapter meetings, national meetings, and other meetings. Minutes are incomplete and include some financial information and other papers presented at chapter meetings by the secretary-treasurer.

subseries 1: Chapter Meetings,

1929-1985

Box 8

series III: 1 Box 8 Folder 1

Chapter Meetings, 1929/1930 - 1939/1940

series III: 1 Box 8 Folder 2

Chapter Meetings, 1940/1941 - 1949/1950

series III: 1 Box 8 Folder 3

Chapter Meetings, 1950/1951 - 1952/1953

series III: 1 Box 8 Folder 4

Chapter Meetings, 1953/1954 - 1959/1960

series III: 1 Box 8 Folder 5

Chapter Meetings, 1960/1961 - 1964/1965

series III: 1 Box 8 Folder 6

Chapter Meetings, 1965/1966 - 1969/1970

series III: 1 Box 8 Folder 7

Chapter Meetings, 1970/1971 - 1974/1975

series III: 1 Box 8 Folder 8

Chapter Meetings, 1975/1976 - 1984/1985

subseries 2: National Meetings,

1933-1984

Boxes 9-10

series III: 2 Box 9 Folder 1

National Meetings, 1933, 1937, 1949, and 1951-1955

series III: 2 Box 9 Folder 2

National Meetings, 1959-1964

series III: 2 Box 9 Folder 3

National Meetings, 1965-1967

series III: 2 Box 9 Folder 4

National Meetings, 1968-1969

series III: 2 Box 9 Folder 5

National Meetings, 1970

series III: 2 Box 9 Folder 6

National Meetings, 1972

series III: 2 Box 9 Folder 7

National Meetings, 1973

series III: 2 Box 9 Folder 8

National Meetings, 1974

series III: 2 Box 10 Folder 1

National Meetings, 1975

series III: 2 Box 10 Folder 2

National Meetings, 1976

series III: 2 Box 10 Folder 3

National Meetings, 1977

series III: 2 Box 10 Folder 4

National Meetings, 1980

series III: 2 Box 10 Folder 5

National Meetings, 1981

series III: 2 Box 10 Folder 6

National Meetings, 1982 and 1984

subseries 3: Other Minutes and Reports,

1952-1984

Box 10

series III: 3 Box 10 Folder 7

Annual Reports, 1952-1984

series III: 3 Box 10 Folder 8

Executive Committee minutes, 1953/1954 - 1983/1984

series III: 3 Box 10 Folder 9

Southeast Region Meeting, 1979-1980

series 4: Membership Records,

1930-1985

Boxes 11-22

This series contains records kept by the admissions and membership/nominating committees. In addition to general committee records, this series includes membership rosters and nomination for membership forms and other information supporting nomination into the Arkansas Chapter of the Society of Sigma Xi.

subseries 1: Committee Records,

1953-1985

Box 11

series IV: 1 Box 11 Folder 1

Admissions, 1954/1955 -1966/1967

series IV: 1 Box 11 Folder 2

Membership/Nominating, 1953/1954 - 1968/1969

series IV: 1 Box 11 Folder 3

Membership/Nominating, 1973/1974 - 1978/1979

series IV: 1 Box 11 Folder 4

Membership/Nominating, 1984/1985

series IV: 1 Box 11 Folder 5

Membership transfers, 1955-1959

series IV: 1 Box 11 Folder 6

Membership transfers, 1953-1958

series IV: 1 Box 11 Folder 7

Membership certificates, 1954-1958

subseries 2: Membership Rosters,

1930-1985

Boxes 12-13

series IV: 2 Box 12 Folder 1

Membership Rosters, 1930/1931 - 1952/1953

series IV: 2 Box 12 Folder 2

Membership Rosters, 1953/1954

series IV: 2 Box 12 Folder 3

Membership Rosters, 1954/1955

series IV: 2 Box 12 Folder 4

Membership Rosters, 1955/1956

series IV: 2 Box 12 Folder 5

Membership Rosters, 1956/1957

series IV: 2 Box 12 Folder 6

Membership Rosters, 1957/1958

series IV: 2 Box 12 Folder 7

Membership Rosters, 1958/1959

series IV: 2 Box 12 Folder 8

Membership Rosters, 1959/1960

series IV: 2 Box 12 Folder 9

Membership Rosters, 1960/1961 - 1963/1964

series IV: 2 Box 12 Folder 10

Membership Rosters, 1965/1966

series IV: 2 Box 12 Folder 11

Membership Rosters, 1966/1967

series IV: 2 Box 12 Folder 12

Membership Rosters, 1967/1968

series IV: 2 Box 12 Folder 13

Membership Rosters, 1968/1969

series IV: 2 Box 12 Folder 14

Membership Rosters, 1969/1970

series IV: 2 Box 13 Folder 1

Membership Rosters, 1970/1971

series IV: 2 Box 13 Folder 2

Membership Rosters, 1971/1972

series IV: 2 Box 13 Folder 3

Membership Rosters, 1972/1973

series IV: 2 Box 13 Folder 4

Membership Rosters, 1973/1974

series IV: 2 Box 13 Folder 5

Membership Rosters, 1974/1975

series IV: 2 Box 13 Folder 6

Membership Rosters, 1975/1976

series IV: 2 Box 13 Folder 7

Membership Rosters, 1976/1977

series IV: 2 Box 13 Folder 8

Membership Rosters, 1977/1978

series IV: 2 Box 13 Folder 9

Membership Rosters, 1978/1979

series IV: 2 Box 13 Folder 10

Membership Rosters, 1980/1981

series IV: 2 Box 13 Folder 11

Membership Rosters, 1981/1982

series IV: 2 Box 13 Folder 12

Membership Rosters, 1982/1983

series IV: 2 Box 13 Folder 13

Membership Rosters, 1983/1984

series IV: 2 Box 13 Folder 14

Membership Rosters, 1984/1985

subseries 3: Nomination Papers,

1954-1985

Boxes 14-22

series IV: 3 Box 14 Folder 1

Nomination Papers: "A-J", 1954

series IV: 3 Box 14 Folder 2

Nomination Papers: "K-Y", 1955

series IV: 3 Box 14 Folder 3

Nomination Papers, 1955

series IV: 3 Box 14 Folder 4

Nomination Papers, 1956

series IV: 3 Box 14 Folder 5

Nomination Papers, 1958

series IV: 3 Box 14 Folder 6

Nomination Papers: "A-K", 1961

series IV: 3 Box 14 Folder 7

Nomination Papers: "L-Y", 1961

series IV: 3 Box 14 Folder 8

Nomination Papers: "A-K", 1962

series IV: 3 Box 15 Folder 1

Nomination Papers: "L-W", 1962

series IV: 3 Box 15 Folder 2

Nomination Papers: "A-K", 1963

series IV: 3 Box 15 Folder 3

Nomination Papers: "L-Y", 1963

series IV: 3 Box 15 Folder 4

Nomination Papers: "A-J", 1964

series IV: 3 Box 15 Folder 5

Nomination Papers: "L-W", 1964

series IV: 3 Box 15 Folder 6

Nomination Papers: "B-J", 1965

series IV: 3 Box 15 Folder 7

Nomination Papers: "M-W", 1965

series IV: 3 Box 16 Folder 1

Nomination Papers: "A-J", 1966

series IV: 3 Box 16 Folder 2

Nomination Papers: "H-M", 1966

series IV: 3 Box 16 Folder 3

Nomination Papers: "N-Y", 1966

series IV: 3 Box 16 Folder 4

Nomination Papers: "A-G", 1967

series IV: 3 Box 16 Folder 5

Nomination Papers: "H-M", 1967

series IV: 3 Box 16 Folder 6

Nomination Papers: "P-Y", 1967

series IV: 3 Box 17 Folder 1

Nomination Papers: "A-J", 1968

series IV: 3 Box 17 Folder 2

Nomination Papers: "L-Y", 1968

series IV: 3 Box 17 Folder 3

Nomination Papers: "A-G", 1969

series IV: 3 Box 17 Folder 4

Nomination Papers: "H-R", 1969

series IV: 3 Box 17 Folder 5

Nomination Papers: "S-W", 1969

series IV: 3 Box 18 Folder 1

Nomination Papers, 1970

series IV: 3 Box 18 Folder 2

Nomination Papers, 1971

series IV: 3 Box 18 Folder 3

Nomination Papers: "B-M", 1972

series IV: 3 Box 18 Folder 4

Nomination Papers: "N-Y", 1972

series IV: 3 Box 18 Folder 5

Nomination Papers: "B-O", 1973

series IV: 3 Box 18 Folder 6

Nomination Papers: "P-W", 1973

series IV: 3 Box 19 Folder 1

Nomination Papers: "A-L", 1974

series IV: 3 Box 19 Folder 2

Nomination Papers: "M-W", 1974

series IV: 3 Box 19 Folder 3

Nomination Papers: "B-N", 1975

series IV: 3 Box 19 Folder 4

Nomination Papers: "P-Z", 1975

series IV: 3 Box 19 Folder 5

Nomination Papers: "A-M", 1976

series IV: 3 Box 19 Folder 6

Nomination Papers: "N-W", 1976

series IV: 3 Box 20 Folder 1

Nomination Papers: "B-H", 1977

series IV: 3 Box 20 Folder 2

Nomination Papers: "K-Y", 1977

series IV: 3 Box 20 Folder 3

Nomination Papers: "A-L", 1978

series IV: 3 Box 20 Folder 4

Nomination Papers: "M-Y", 1978

series IV: 3 Box 21 Folder 1

Nomination Papers: "A-F", 1981

series IV: 3 Box 21 Folder 2

Nomination Papers: "G-K", 1981

series IV: 3 Box 21 Folder 3

Nomination Papers: "L-R", 1981

series IV: 3 Box 21 Folder 4

Nomination Papers: "S-Y", 1981

series IV: 3 Box 21 Folder 5

Nomination Papers: "B-G", 1982

series IV: 3 Box 21 Folder 6

Nomination Papers: "H-L", 1982

series IV: 3 Box 21 Folder 7

Nomination Papers: "M-Y", 1982

series IV: 3 Box 22 Folder 1

Nomination Papers: "A-J", 1985

series IV: 3 Box 22 Folder 2

Nomination Papers: "K-P", 1985

series IV: 3 Box 22 Folder 3

Nomination Papers: "R-W", 1985

series 5: Other Records,

1954-1985

Boxes 23-24

This series contains records pertaining to senior awards and general research information. The series also includes papers about Sigma Xi sponsored lectures. Finally, this series contains three photographs of the installation of the Arkansas Sigma Xi Chapter ceremonies.

subseries 1: Awards and Research,

1954-1984

Box 23

series V: 1 Box 23 Folder 1

Awards Committee, 1954/1955

series V: 1 Box 23 Folder 2

Senior awards, 1951/1952 - 1971/1972

series V: 1 Box 23 Folder 3

Senior awards, 1972/1973

series V: 1 Box 23 Folder 4

Senior awards, 1973/1974

series V: 1 Box 23 Folder 5

Senior awards, 1974/1975 - 1977/1978

series V: 1 Box 23 Folder 6

Senior awards, 1983/1984

series V: 1 Box 23 Folder 7

Sigma Xi Position on Research and other papers pertaining to scientific research, 1972-1983

subseries 2: Lectures and Other Activities,

1951-1985

Box 24

series V: 2 Box 24 Folder 1

Popular Science Lectures, 1951/1952 - 1957/1958

series V: 2 Box 24 Folder 2

National Lectures, 1956/1957 - 1972/1973

series V: 2 Box 24 Folder 3

National Lectures, 1973/1974 - 1977/1978

series V: 2 Box 24 Folder 4

National Lectures, 1983/1984 - 1984/1985

series V: 2 Box 24 Folder 5

Luncheon Seminars and Lectures Announcements, n.d.

series V: 2 Box 24 Folder 6

"Public Understanding of Science" papers, 1979-1981

series V: 2 Box 24 Folder 7

Proposal to merge the Society of Sigma Xi and the Scientific Research Society of America, Inc., 1956

series V: 2 Box 24 Folder 8

Annual Banquet Arrangements, 1954/1955 - 1984/1985

series V: 2 Box 24 Folder 9

2 photographs of installation ceremony and 1 photograph of the chapter charter, 1953

END OF COLLECTION

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