Guide to the Iota Gamma Pi (Duke University) records, 1923-1939
Contains the records of the Iota Gamma Pi undergraduate honor science fraternity at Duke University from 1923-1939.
Types of materials included are: minutes, certificates, correspondence, and initiation rituals. Major topics include: student life at Duke University and Trinity College, science societies, and Iota Gamma Pi.
- University Archives, Duke University
- Iota Gamma Pi (Duke University).
- Iota Gamma Pi (Duke University) records, 1923-1939
- Language of Material
- 0.5 Linear Feet, 500 Items
- For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Collection contains minutes, certificates, correspondence, and initiation rituals of the Iota Gamma Pi scientific fraternity at Duke University from 1923-1939.
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Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Iota Gamma Pi was established in 1923 at Trinity College (now Duke University). The honorary fraternity was formed by undergraduate students majoring the natural sciences at Trinity College: Biology, Physics-Engineering, or Chemistry. The goal of the fraternity was to promote interest in issues in natural sciences by facilitating discussions. There were 13 charter members; E.C. Markham served as the first chairman. The executive committee was formed by the chairman as Grand Wizard, and one member from each of the three sciences, also known as Wizards. The celebratory banquet for the new order was held early in 1924. Fraternity members, science faculty, Dean William H. Wannamaker, and representatives from the local newspaper and The Chronicle attended the event. Iota Gamma Pi disbanded in 1939 because members thought it had "outlived its usefulness and necessity on the campus".
- Sigma Xi. Duke University chapter records, 1930-1995. (University Archives. Duke University.)
[Identification of item], Iota Gamma Pi (Duke University) records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The Iota Gamma Pi (Duke University) records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1980.
Processed by Emily Glenn , January 2003
Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, January 2008
Accession 80--222 is described in this finding aid.
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