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Pi Mu Epsilon (Syracuse University Chapter) Records

An inventory of its records at the Syracuse University Archives

Finding aid created by: Ariana Spatola
Date: June 2019

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.

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.


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.

Related Material

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

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)

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.


Materials are arranged in alphabetical order.

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