Nu Sigma Nu Records


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Nu Sigma Nu Records


  • 1906-1969 (Creation)


2.7 cubic feet (4 boxes, 2 volumes)

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Administrative history

Nu Sigma Nu is an international professional fraternity for medicine. The Pi chapter of the Nu Sigma Nu was a student medical fraternity located at the Washington University School of Medicine. The chapter was a first a local medical fraternity of the Missouri Medical College begun in 1898. In 1900, Alpha Kappa Phi became the Pi chapter of a national fraternity, Nu Sigma Nu. The Washington university chapter had an enthusiatic alumni club in the early years besides its active or student chapter. In its heyday, it maintained a large residential chapter house on Forest Park Boulevard. Nu Sigma Nu's last members graduated with class of 1972 and met at Olin Residence Hall. When the chapter residence was sold, Cecil H. Charles, an active alumnus established a fund which paid expenses for many years. In 1972 when the chapter dissolved, the funds assets were transferred to the Medical School to form the Cecil M. Charles, Nu Sigma Nu Medical Scholarship Fund.

Scope and content

The record group includes minutes of chapter meetings, chapter membership records and catalogs (directories) and bulletins of the national society which include sections on the Pi chapter. For example, the history of the Pi chapter is in the history of the national fraternity: The first half century of Nu Sigma Nu: 1882-1952, Published by the Nu Sigma Nu fraternity, 1953. The chapter membership books are biographical data sheets organized by the date each member was initiated. Membership data can also be found in the minute books.

System of arrangement

Organized in 3 series: 1: Catalogs and bulletins, 1923-1953; 2: Pi chapter membership records, 1911-1969; 3: Pi chapter minutes, 1906-1944.

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The collection is open and accessible for research.

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Conditions governing reproduction

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Preferred Citation:

Item description, Reference Code, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

Languages of the material

  • English

Scripts of the material

  • Latin

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Becker Library copy:Gift of George J.L. Wulff, Jr in 1972.

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"Describing Archives: A Content Standard, Second Edition (DACS), 2013."

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