Sigma Xi records

Identity elements

Reference code

IC 076

Level of description

Collection

Title

Sigma Xi records

Date(s)

  • 1958-1999 (Creation)

Extent

5.5 cubic feet (10 boxes)

Name of creator

(1938-)

Administrative history

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.

Content and structure elements

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.

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Conditions of access and use elements

Conditions governing access

No restrictions to access.

Physical access

Most materials are in good condition, but boxes 9 and 10 sustained water damage in 2001.

Technical access

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Languages of the material

  • English

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Finding aids

None.

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Custodial history

Immediate source of acquisition

Source unknown. Assumed to be the creator.

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Accruals

No accruals are expected for this collection.

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Specialized notes

  • 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.

Alternative identifier(s)

TARO

00093

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