Sigma Xi Society Records

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Sigma Xi Society records
Date [inclusive]
1.0 Cubic feet

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Historical Note

The Sigma Xi Society is a scientific research honorary society. The national society was founded in 1886 at Cornell University to honor excellence in scientific investigation and encourage cooperation among researchers in all fields of science and engineering. The chapter is still active on the Michigan State University campus.

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Scope and Content

The records of the Sigma Xi Society consist of brochures and handbooks relating to the national chapter, bylaws and three programs from initiation ceremonies for the Michigan State University chapter. There are also meeting minutes and memberships cards.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Revision Description

  October 2011

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State College. Students. Societies, etc.
  • Michigan State University. Students. Societies, etc.
  • Society of the Sigma Xi.


  • By-laws
  • Handbooks and manuals
  • Minutes (Records)
  • Programs (Publications)

Personal Name(s)

  • Eick, Harry A.
  • Palmer, Donna


  • Science -- Societies, etc.

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Bylaws 1960 

F.D. 1

Initiation ceremony programs 1932, 1934, 1935 

F.D. 2

National chapter brochures and handbooks 1981-1982, 1986, Undated 

F.D. 3

MSU Chapter Executive Committee Meeting Minutes 1988-1991 

F.D. 4

Miscellaneous Materials 1963, 1966, Undated. 

F.D. 5
Box Drawer

Membership Cards, A-G 1928-1968 

2118 A

Membership Cards, H-P 1928-1968 

2118 B

Membership Cards, Q-Z 1928-1968 

2118 C

Membership Dues Cards, A-Z Circa 1950s-1960s 

2118 D
Drawer Folder

"Professor Kedzie and the Poisonous Wall Paper" by James Stokley 1976 

F.D. 6

Nomination for Membership form 1964 

F.D. 7