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Sigma Pi Sigma (Alpha Delta Chapter) Records

Identifier: U386


Contains a scrapbook of the Alpha Delta chapter of the Sigma Pi Sigma honorary physics society installed at University of Denver in 1934. Includes photograph of founding chapter, constitution and by-laws, correspondence, chapter meeting reports, "bulletin" newsletters from other chapters and more. Most materials span from 1934-1938.


  • 1934-1938


Biographical / Historical

Sigma Pi Sigma is the honorary section within the Society of Physics Students. Physics students with high GPAs are invited to join Sigma Pi Sigma in their junior year. Sigma Pi Sigma began at Davidson College on December 11, 1921, and is the only American honor society for physics and astronomy students. The University of Denver chapter, Alpha Delta, was installed in 1934 and was the twenty-eigth of the society, but only the second west of the Mississippi. Twenty-one charter members were initiated at the installation of the DU chapter in 1934, including current members, alumni and one woman, Flora D. Wescott, who served as the secretary and was largely responsible for collating the materias in the scrapbook.


1 Items (print box (15x11x3))

Scope and Contents

Scrapbook contains press clippings, historical accounts, yearly chapter reports with membership rolls, telegrams and letters of welcome from other chapters upon installation, membership acceptance correspondence, meeting reports, attendance record, assorted chapter secretary correspondence, a group photo of founding charter members, chapter forms, constitution and by-laws, and newsletter "bulletins" from other Sigma Pi Sigma chapters.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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