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Pi Mu Epsilon (Syracuse University Chapter) Records

An inventory of its records at the Syracuse University Archives


Creator: Pi Mu Epsilon.
Title: Pi Mu Epsilon (Syracuse University Chapter) Records
Dates: 1903-1978
Size: 4 boxes, 2 linear feet
Abstract: Records of the Pi Mu Epsilon chapter at Syracuse University containing meeting and membership materials
Language: English
Repository: University Archives,
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Ave., Suite 600
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Historical Note

Pi Mu Epsilon is a math honorary fraternity with the purpose to promote scholarly activity in mathematics among students and staff in academic institutions and staff of qualified non-academic institutions. The founder and Director General of Pi Mu Epsilon, Dr. Edward Drake Roe, Jr. (d. 1929), began the fraternity as a Mathematical Club in 1903 at Syracuse University. During a meeting of the club in 1913, Roe proposed the creation of Pi Mu Epsilon and by 1914, a convention was held and a constitution was adopted. The Mathematical Club was dissolved after its assets were turned over to the new fraternity. A second chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon was established at Ohio State University in 1919, making Pi Mu Epsilon a national fraternity. The Pi Mu Epsilon Journal was established in 1949 with aims to publish quality articles written by students and other affiliated people. As of 2014, the honorary fraternity has 382 chapters, representing 47 states and the District of Columbia. The Syracuse University chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon is still currently active.

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Scope and Content Note

The Pi Mu Epsilon Records consist of various materials primarily from the Syracuse University alpha chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon. Materials include papers concerning membership as well as Pi Mu Epsilon meeting minutes, mathematical paper presentations, and some national materials.

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Access Restrictions

Please note that the collection is housed off-site, and advance notice is required to allow time to have the materials brought to the Reading Room on campus.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from the Syracuse University Archives and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Related Material

The Syracuse University archives has a clipping file on Pi Mu Epsilon.

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Selected Search Terms


Pi Mu Epsilon.
Syracuse University -- History.


Greek letter societies.
Mathematics -- Competitions.
Pi Mu Epsilon.
Higher education.

Types of material

Minutes (administrative records)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Pi Mu Epsilon (Syracuse University Chapter) Records,
University Archives,
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

The Pi Mu Epsilon (Syracuse University Chapter) Records were donated by Dr. Erik Hemmingsen of the Syracuse University Mathematics Department in June 1979.

Processing Information

Treasurer materials were removed from a zipper folder and placed in an acid free folder.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Ariana Spatola
Date: June 2019
Revision history:

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Materials are arranged in alphabetical order.

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Box 1 Constitution and by-laws 1922-1965
Box 1 Incoming correspondence 1930-1978
Box 1 Outgoing correspondence 1961-1970
Box 4 Minutes of Pi Mu Epsilon 1903-1971 (4 items)
Math contest
Box 1 Application 1970-1971
Box 1 Correspondence 1970-1974
Box 1 Math contests and answer key 1970-1974
Mathematical papers presented at Syracuse University Pi Mu Epsilon meetings
Box 2 Papers 1904-1913 (2 items)
Box 3 Papers 1913-1926 (2 items)
Box 1 Applications for membership undated
Box 1 Certificates of membership circa 1934
Box 1 Membership certificate order blanks circa 1973
Box 1 Member lists 1903-1973
Box 1 Photograph of Edward Drake Roe, Jr. - founder circa 1914
Box 1 Programs 1934-1948
Box 1 Excerpts from the Journal of the mathematics club of Syracuse University 1913-1914
Box 1 Should we have a national publication for Pi Mu Epsilon? questionnaire and responses 1926-1927
Box 1 Resolutions adopted by Pi Mu Epsilon on the deaths of Warren Gardner Bullard and Edward Drake Roe 1929
Box 1 Roster of chapters 1969-1972
Box 1 Tie clip and pin belonging to Floyd Brown 1920
Box 1 Treasurer materials 1941-1943, 1973-1974

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