Name and location of repository
Level of description
Sigma Xi records
- 1958-1999 (Creation)
5.5 cubic feet (10 boxes)
Name of creator
Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Honor Society is a medical honor society, founded in 1886 at Cornell University. Membership is by invitation based on achievements and potential. Sigma Xi supports research grants and other programs in medical and science education. The Rice University/Texas Medical Center chapter was founded in 1938. It was evidently inactive for a few years in the late 1950s and early 1960s until an effort was made in 1962 to revitalize it; the materials in this collection date from around that time forward.
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Scope and content
The Sigma Xi collection comprises correspondence, newsletters, booklets, reports, manuals, directories, annual reports, meeting notes, bylaws, agendas, mailing list, applications for grants, science fair, awards, and other papers and printed materials from or related to Sigma Xi. (boxes 9 and 10 have some water damaged material)
Subjects: Medical Organization.
System of arrangement
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions to access.
Most materials are in good condition, but boxes 9 and 10 sustained water damage in 2001.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright restrictions may apply.
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Scripts of the material
Language and script notes
Uploaded finding aid
Acquisition and appraisal elements
Immediate source of acquisition
Source unknown. Assumed to be the creator.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information
No accruals are expected for this collection.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related archival materials
- Citation: Sigma Xi records; IC 076; John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library. Please cite the box and folder numbers where appropriate.