Finding aid created by: Ariana Spatola
Date: June 2019


Summary 

Creator:  Pi Mu Epsilon. 
Title:  Pi Mu Epsilon (Syracuse University Chapter) Records 
Dates:  19031978 
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 132442010 
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 nonacademic 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.
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 offsite, 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.
The Syracuse University archives has a clipping file on Pi Mu Epsilon.
Names
Pi Mu Epsilon.
Syracuse University  History.
Subjects
Greek letter societies.
Mathematics  Competitions.
Pi Mu Epsilon.
Higher education.
Types of Material
Correspondence.
Memorabilia.
Minutes (administrative records)
Photographs.
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.
Records
Records  
Box 1  Constitution and bylaws 19221965  
Correspondence  
Box 1  Incoming correspondence 19301978  
Box 1  Outgoing correspondence 19611970  
Box 4  Minutes of Pi Mu Epsilon 19031971 (4 items)  
Math contest  
Box 1  Application 19701971  
Box 1  Correspondence 19701974  
Box 1  Math contests and answer key 19701974  
Mathematical papers presented at Syracuse University Pi Mu Epsilon meetings  
Box 2  Papers 19041913 (2 items)  
Box 3  Papers 19131926 (2 items)  
Membership  
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 19031973  
Box 1  Photograph of Edward Drake Roe, Jr.  founder circa 1914  
Box 1  Programs 19341948  
Publications  
Box 1  Excerpts from the Journal of the mathematics club of Syracuse University 19131914  
Box 1  Should we have a national publication for Pi Mu Epsilon? questionnaire and responses 19261927  
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 19691972  
Box 1  Tie clip and pin belonging to Floyd Brown 1920  
Box 1  Treasurer materials 19411943, 19731974 