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Student Organizations. Lavoisier Chemical Society (-1926) and Gamma Sigma Epsilon, Alpha Gamma chapter (1926-) Records

Finding Aid & Inventory

The Lavoisier Chemical Society and the Gamma Sigma Epsilon, Alpha Gamma chapter both promoted the excellence of chemistry by providing opportunities to form connections and learn. This collection documents both groups. Materials in this collection include meeting journals, memberships forms and lists, and finance related materials.

Biographical and Historical Note

The Lavoisier Chemical Society was established at Wake Forest University in 1917 with the purpose to advance the study of chemistry by bringing about a closer relationship between the students of chemistry and to cooperate with the Chemistry Department faculty. It was considered the most active departmental club on the campus. This resulted in a petition in 1926, for the society to become a national fraternity known as the Gamma Sigma Epsilon Chemical Fraternity. The Gamma Sigma Epsilon, Alpha Gamma chapter began at WFU in 1926 with the intention to promote academic excellence and undergraduate research scholarship.

Collection Overview

This collection is organized into two series: 1. Lavoisier Chemical Society (-1926) materials; 2. Gamma Sigma Epsilon, Alpha Gamma chapter (1926-) materials.

Collection Inventory

  • Lavoisier Chemical Society (-1926) materials
  • Gamma Sigma Epsilon, Alpha Gamma chapter (1926-) materials

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Title
Student Organizations. Lavoisier Chemical Society (-1926) and Gamma Sigma Epsilon, Alpha Gamma chapter (1926-) Records
ID
RG8.1
Date
1918-1971, undated
Quantity
1 half-document box, 1 half-record carton
Extent
0.71  Linear Feet

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, 2022 April
Access Restrictions
The collection is open for researchers. 
Copyright Notice
The nature of the WFU Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of ZSR Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. 
Preferred Citation
Student Organizations. Lavoisier Chemical Society (-1926) and Gamma Sigma Epsilon, Alpha Gamma chapter (1926-) Records (RG8.1), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

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