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Websterian Literary Society Records, 1892-1894

Historical Note:

The Websterian Literary Society was organized in October 1892, one of two societies created at the time (the other being the Ciceronian Literary Society) through a plan conceived by the college's president, John Bloss. It was a coeducational society that met bi-weekly with programs that included instrumental and vocal music, readings, declamations, and debates. The society initially had two chapters, and later added a third as membership increased. The Websterians probably disbanded in 1895 or 1896 when several new literary societies were formed.


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