History and Archives

HISTORY AND ARCHIVES AT BROWN

 

Origin

Sigma Xi was established at Brown in 1900. Professor Benjamin Franklin Clarke was the first president of the Brown chapter, which was reported by the Brown Alumni Monthly in 1901.

Those eligible for membership were professors, instructors, and graduates of five years standing who have “shown noteworthy achievement as an original investigator in some branch of applied science.”

The above entry appears in Encyclopedia Brunoniana by Martha Mitchell, copyright ©1993 by the Brown University Library.

Archives

Archives of original signatures of Sigma Xi nominees from  each years induction ceremonies exist in bounded books with Professor Barrett Hazeltine, since Brown began holding the Induction Ceremony.   

You are welcome to come view inducted members of past generations of Brown chapter Sigma Xi.  Contact sigma_xi@brown.edu

Below: Three generations of the Della Grotta family with Professor Barret Hazeltine and Lynn Della Grotta 2013, with her family, view archived signatures from past Inititation ceremonies of father  - Gary Della Grotta '77 and grandfather - Guerino Della Grotta '36.

The Della Grotta family view three gernerations of archived signatures.The Della Grotta family view three gernerations of archived signatures.Newest family member Lynn Della Grotta with Professor Barret Hazeltine and familyNewest family member Lynn Della Grotta with Professor Barret Hazeltine and family