|Creator:||Baitsell, George Alfred, 1885-1971|
|Creator:||Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972|
|Title:||Sigma Xi Honorary Society charter|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 oversize folder A)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of the Charter of the Georgia Chapter of Sigma Xi, an honorary society in science. The Charter contains the names of the charter members and charter associate members. The Charter was granted in 1946 and is signed by: Harlow Shapley as President, and George Alfred Baitsell, executive secretary of the National Society. 20 1/2 X 16 inches in size.|
Sigma Xi (Xi is pronounced with a "Z" sound-"Zi"-as in "xylophone") 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. The Greek letters "sigma" and "xi" form the acronym of the Society's motto, "Spoudon Xynones," which translates as "Companions in Zealous Research."
Sigma Xi Honorary Society charter, MS 240. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.