Founded in 1886 at Cornell, Sigma Xi is a non-profit honor society devoted to scientific research. Members are nominated and elected to join based on their research potential or achievements. As of 2014, Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society hosts over 500 chapters in the United States and abroad. The University of Maryland chapter of Sigma Xi was created in 1928. This accession contains the university's original Sigma Xi charter with all of the founding members listed. Also included are several versions of the chapter's constitution and bylaws, the names and signatures of initiates between 1928-1979, and a Certificate of Excellence presented to Sigma Xi in 1996 for outstanding chapter performance. An edition of Sigma Xi: Half Century Record and History, 1886-1936, can be found in the Archives Reference collection. This book was the secretary's copy and has the signatures of those that held the position and their corresponding dates listed on the inside cover.
Majority of material found within 1928-1979
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