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Rensselaer Society of Engineers records

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Rensselaer Society of Engineers records, 1867-1980

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Title: Rensselaer Society of Engineers records, 1867-1980Add to your cart.

Extent: 0.8 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Arranged  in three series: administrative records, general, and scientific papers. Within each series the folders are oganized chronologically.

Subjects: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Fraternities, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - History, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Societies

Collection processed by: J. Kuba

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The contents of the records convey the foundation of the Rensselaer Society of Engineers (RSE) whose roots derive from the Pi Eta Scientific Society, founded in 1866. This collection contains a copy of the 1867 minute book (obtained by Samuel Rezneck in 1968). Membership directories, the 75th Anniversary Register, and invitation memorabilia highlight the society's social life. The substantial portion of scientific papers make up the bulk of this collection.

Collection Historical Note

Pi Eta Scientific Society, RSE's predecessor, was founded in 1866 as an engineering honorary and evolved into the first independent fraternity at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1883. At Pi Eta's inception, every member was required to conduct scientific research and present papers to the members. RSE is still a thriving fraternity at RPI.

Subject/Index Terms

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Fraternities
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - History
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Societies

Administrative Information

Repository: Institute Archives and Special Collections

Preferred Citation: Rensselaer Society of Engineers records, AC 36. Institute Archives and Special Collections, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.

Other URL: http://www.rse.org/s/563/aff_2_home.aspx


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Series I: General recordsAdd to your cart.
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Folder 1: Pi Eta Scientific Society Minute Book (photocopy), 1867-1871Add to your cart.
Folder 2: RSE membership directories, with constitution and bylaws, 1874-1897Add to your cart.
Folder 3: RSE membership directories, with constitution and bylaws, 1903-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 4: The Register of the RSC, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 5: RSE correspondence and printed materials, 1947-1975, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: RSE banquet programs, 1903-1941Add to your cart.
Folder 7: RSE banquet programs and invitations, 1950-1959Add to your cart.
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Folder 1: RSE banquet programs and invitations, 1960-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 2: RSE banquet programs and invitations, 1969-1980Add to your cart.

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