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Adelphian Literary Society Records, 1882-1891

Title page from the meeting minutes of the Adelphian Literary Society, ca. 1884.

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RG 048

The Adelphian Literary Society Records document the first literary society at Corvallis College (now Oregon State University).

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Scope and Content Note


0.4 cubic feet; 1 microfilm reel


Organized into three series: 1. Meeting Minutes, 1884-1889; 2. Financial Records, 1882-1889; and 3. Trust Agreement and related documents, 1889-1891. The series are arranged chronologically.

Related Papers

Records of other literary societies include the Amicitia (RG 38), Feronian (RG 42), Sorosis (RG 46), Websterian (RG 47), Athenian (RG 61), Hesperian (RG 65), Jeffersonian (RG 67), and Zetagathean (RG 68). Several photographs of various literary societies are location in Harriet's Photograph Collection. Additional materials can be found in MC - Literary Societies.

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