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Sigma Xi (University of Denver Chapter) Records

Identifier: U387


This collection contains the records of the University of Denver chapter of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society. Before becoming an official chapter in 1950, Sigma Xi existed on campus as a student club for those interested in scientific research.


  • 1930-2000


Biographical / Historical

Sigma Xi is an honor society for scientists and engineers. It was founded at Cornell University in 1886, making it one of the oldest honor societies. Unlike other greek organizations, Sigma Xi does not use greek chapter names and chapters have been established at universities, national laboratories, and in geographic areas. Sigma Xi is highly prestigious and membership is by invitation only based on scientific research achievements and potential. More than 200 Nobel prize winners have been Sigma Xi members.

The University of Denver chapter of Sigma Xi was formally installed in 1950 and still operates on campus. Before formally becoming a chapter, Sigma Xi operated as a club on the DU campus.


1 Linear Feet (1 half letter document box)

Scope and Contents

Box contains labeled alphabetical folders including article in Pioneer (1950), awards (1992), chapter petition (1932-1949), correspondence (1955, 1989), events (1931-2000), installation (1955), meeting announcements and chapter notices (1982-1995) and membership list (1966).


Multiple series arranged in one box. Folders labeled and arranged alphabetically. When more materials are accrued, will expand.

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Repository Details

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