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Collection Scope and Content Note

Collection includes material pertaining to the chapter affiliations of members, 1886-1967, with correspondence, lists, forms, minutes, notices, and announcements concerning transfers, nominations, officers, committees, and branches at the Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, the Cornell Medical College in New York City, and the New York Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York; materials concerning the founding and early history of Sigma Xi, 1886-1945, including correspondence, printed material, manuscripts, and speeches; extensive financial records, 1909-1973, including correspondence, lists, reports, bills, receipts, checks, and bank statements; miscellaneous correspondence, 1930-1976; Alpha Chapter membership lists, 1949-1974; administrative information, 1887-1976, including procedural manuals, by-laws, constitutions, yearbooks, song, annual reports, programs, proceedings, minutes, correspondence, and presidential addresses; petitions for new chapters of Sigma Xi, 1909-1971, initiation announcements, and completed nomination forms, 1965-1971, with unclaimed certificates and insignia order forms; volumes, 1886-1966, include minutes, petitions for new chapters, account books, histories of Sigma Xi, and photographic negatives of the chapter signature book. Also included is a 1904 Sigma Xi diploma. Includes correspondence of Simpson Linke and Yervant Terzian.

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