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Sigma Xi Records

Call Number: UA201

Scope and Contents

This collection contains documents related to the founding and running of the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, including certificates, correspondence, financial records, membership rosters, minutes, and subject files.


  • 1924 -- 1974


Language of Materials



This collection contains some restricted material. Restrictions related to specific material are listed in the detailed contents list.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see “Reproductions and Use” on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. Copyright to all materials created by Tufts University employees in the course of their work is held by the Trustees of Tufts University.


This collection is organized into one series: Sigma Xi.


2.67 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

The Tufts College Chapter of the Society of the Sigma Xi was formally installed by the national officers of the society on April 2. The day's activities began with an academic procession and convocation, attended by the Tufts College faculty and student body as well as by the national officers and delegates from chapters in many other institutions. At the convocation exercises Dr. Leonard Carmichael, president of the college and member of Sigma Xi, gave a brief history of scientific research at the college. Dr. George Baitsell, of Yale University, national secretary; Dr. Harlow Shapley, of Harvard University, national president, and Dr. Edward Ellery, of Union College, past national president, were introduced and presented interesting accounts of the growth and aims of the Society of the Sigma Xi.

Custodial History

This collection was created from an uncataloged photograph found in the stacks in Summer 2008 and relevant folders from the UA024-Activities and Organizations.

Processing Information

This collection was created on 1/20/09.

Processing status

This collection is processed.

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

35 Professors Row
Tisch Library Building
Tufts University
Medford Massachusetts 02155 United States