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Sigma Xi, State University of New York at Buffalo Chapter records

 Collection — Box: 1-3
Identifier: 3-1-1073

Scope and Contents

Records from the Sigma Xi Buffalo Chapter include minutes of meetings, correspondence, membership information and awards. Series two contains records from Sigma Xi National, namely proceedings and reports of annual meetings, manuals and handbooks.


  • 1954-1983


Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Terms of Access

The Sigma Xi, State University of New York at Buffalo Chapter records, 1954-1983, are open for research.
Please note: This collection is stored off-site. Access to collection requires 3 business days’ notice. Contact University Archives at (716) 645-2916 or to schedule an appointment.


Copyright is held by The State University of New York at Buffalo, University Archives. Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Historical Note

Sigma Xi was founded in 1886 to honor excellence in scientific investigation and encourage a sense of companionship and cooperation among researchers in all fields of science and engineering. Sigma Xi is an international, multidisciplinary research society whose programs and activities promote the health of the scientific enterprise and honor scientific achievement. The Society endeavors to encourage support of original work across the spectrum of science and technology and to promote an appreciation within society at large for the role research has played in human progress. There are nearly 65,000 Sigma Xi members in more than 100 countries around the world. Sigma Xi chapters, more than 500 in all, can be found at colleges and universities, industrial research centers and government laboratories.

Excerpted from the Sigma Xi website. For more information, see

The Sigma Chapter at the State University of New York at Buffalo is now inactive.


3.75 Linear Feet (3 boxes)


This collection consists mainly of records from the Buffalo Chapter of Sigma Xi. Also included are proceedings and reports of national meetings of Sigma Xi as well as handbooks and manuals.


This collection is arranged in two series: I. Sigma Xi Buffalo Chapter and II. Sigma Xi National.

Acquisition Information

Sigma Xi records that are contained in this collection were deposited at the University Archives in 1981 and 1984.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Related Resources

Sigma Xi, State University of New York at Buffalo Chapter records, 1924-1966

Processing Information

Collection processed by William Offhaus, August 2006.
Finding aid encoded by Danielle White, December 2014.


Finding Aid for the Sigma Xi State University of New York at Buffalo Chapter records
Finding aid prepared by William Offhaus.
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

420 Capen Hall
Buffalo New York 14260-1674 US
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