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Kansas State University. Sigma Xi | Morse Department of Special Collections

Name: Kansas State University. Sigma Xi


Historical Note:

The history of Sigma Xi can be divided into three clear sections: 1. The unorganized group met on an irregular basis with changing purposes (1919-1923), 2. From 1923-1928, the group conducted formal, regular meetings of which documents are contained in this collection, 3. 1928-Present.The Constitution and By-Laws were formed and submitted to the Society of Sigma Xi, approved, and in 1928, the organization was officially installed on campus. Their motto was to be “Companions in Zealous Research.”

Members of noteable importance from the first document meetings in 1923 are Julius Willard, James Ackert, H.H. King, L.E. Call. Other esteemed alumni of the organization are R.I. Throckmorton, A.B.Cardwell, L.D. Bushnell, H.H. Haymaker, R.A. Seaton, F.D. Farrell,






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