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Sigma Xi records

 Collection 0238-UA
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.


  • 1928-1996
  • Majority of material found within 1928-1979

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open for research.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.


1.50 Linear Feet

Guide to the Sigma Xi records
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742