Nu Sigma Nu Photographs

Group portrait of Nu Sigma Nu. Group portrait of Nu Sigma Nu. Group portrait of Nu Sigma Nu.


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Nu Sigma Nu Photographs


  • 1900, 1930-1932 (Creation)


0.15 cubic feet (1 box, 1 map case folder)

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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.

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Scope and content

This collection consists of 3 photographs and 1 certificate from the Nu Sigma Nu fraternity. The photographs are all group portraits from 1930-1932, and the certificate is the original Washington Unviersity St. Louis chapter charter from 1900.

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The collection is open and accessible for research.

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

Languages of the material

  • English

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  • Latin

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Immediate source of acquisition

Gift, Wulff, George L., Jr., 1 October 1972, Accession Number 1972-010: VC040 (Nu Sigma Nu visual collection): Items from 1930-1931, 1900 charter certificate.

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

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