Sigma Xi, Kansas State University chapter, records, 1923–2012
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Brief Description: This collection documents the history of the Sigma Xi honorary society at Kansas State University and includes the following records: check register (1963–1983); secretary records that contain member lists, committee records, meeting minutes, correspondence, and election data (1923-1924 to 1964-1965, 1967-1968 to 1980-1981, and 1986-1987); membership lists (paper: 1936-1937 to 1984-1985, 1996-1997 to 1997-1998, and 2004-2005; digital: 1992-1993 to 1996-1997, 2000-2001, and 2004-2005); annual reports (1998, 2005); chapter information; historical data; and some correspondence with the national organization. Additional digital content includes award recipients, membership lists, committee minutes, executive minutes, banquet programs, and calendars (1992-1993 to 1996-1997, 2000-2001, and 2004-2005).
Held at:
Morse Department of Special Collections
Email: libsc [at]
Created by: Kansas State University. Sigma Xi
Volume: 4.5 Linear Feet
Acquired: 01/16/2015. 01/28/2015; 02/02/2015.
Arrangement: Materials arranged by series.
Biographical Note for Kansas State University. Sigma Xi :

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,

Access Restrictions: No access restriction: All materials are open for research.
Subject Index
Kansas State University history - Affiliated organization records
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
Physical Access Notes: Original materials available during open hours of repository and any digitized materials that are online are available with Internet access.
Technical Access Notes: Collection contains materials that are not accessible without proper technology.
Acquisition Notes: Sigma Xi, Kansas State University chapter  Donation.
Related Materials: Related materials can be found in Box 14 of the Julius T. Willard papers, Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.
PreferredCitation: [Item title], [item date], Sigma Xi records, Box [number], Folder [number or title], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.