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Sigma Xi, Newark Chapter - Records, 1983 - 1993

Sigma Xi, Newark Chapter
Records, 1983 - 1993



Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society was founded in 1886. Sigma Xi is the international honor society of research scientists and engineers, with a distinguished history of service to science and society. This non-profit society includes nearly 65,000 scientists and engineers, in more than 100 countries, who were elected to membership based on their research achievements or potential. Nearly 200 members have received the Nobel Prize. Sigma Xi chapters, more than 500 in all, can be found at colleges and universities, government laboratories and industry research centers throughout North America and around the world. In addition to publishing American Scientist magazine, Sigma Xi awards hundreds of grants annually to promising student researchers and sponsors a variety of programs that support research ethics, science and engineering education, the public understanding of science, international research networking and the overall health of the research enterprise.

The Newark Club of Sigma Xi, was granted a Charter in 1973 for members at the New Jersey College of Medicine & Dentistry and Rutgers University-Newark. The Newark Club in its application to Sigma Xi for Chapter status cited its increased membership and activities since its founding so that by 1986, it requested and was installed as the Newark Chapter of Sigma Xi. The Newark Chapter remains active at UMDNJ.

Scope & Content

The Sigma Xi, Newark Chapter records date from 1983 to 1993 and include material related to the history of the founding of the Newark Chapter, the Chapter petition and supporting documentation of 1986, by-laws, minutes, programs, records of former Chapter president, George Hill, MD, membership lists, and miscellaneous materials. The files have no particular order other than the founding documents that are filed first.

Provenance: Gift of Joseph Boyle, MD, (former President, Sigma Xi, Newark Chapter,) February 7, 1994.

Size of Collection: .50 linear feet


Box Folder Contents
11Newark Club to Newark Chapter, 1986
2Chapter Petition, Application, and Site Visit, 1986.
3Chapter Installation, Dec. 15, 1986.
4By-Laws, 1987.
5Newark Chapter. Minutes, 1986-87.
6Annual Banquet. Programs, 1986-1991.
7George Hill, M.D. (President). Records, 1986.
8George Hill, M.D. (President). Records, 1987.
9Membership Lists, 1983-1992. (Includes mailing lists/labels)
10Miscellaneous, 1986-1993.

Processed by
Lois R. Densky-Wolff,
February 18, 1994

Page Revised: 6/16/05

For reference service and information contact:
Robert Vietrogoski
Special Collections
FAX 973-972-7474