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Hesperian Lyceum Records, 1891-1893

By Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: Hesperian Lyceum Records, 1891-1893

ID: RG 065

Primary Creator: Hesperian Lyceum Society (Oregon Agricultural College)

Extent: 1.0 reels. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Hesperian Lyceum Society Records consist of the meeting minutes and membership roll for this literary society established at Oregon Agricultural College in 1891.

Scope and Content Notes

The Hesperian Lyceum Society Records consist of the minutes of meetings of the society and a membership roll with attendance registered. The minutes document the programs of the organization.

Biographical / Historical Notes

The Hesperian Lyceum Society was established in 1891 at Oregon Agricultural College as a literary society for men and women. The society met regularly for readings, recitations, and debates. John Fulton, alumnus and Chemistry Department faculty member, was president in 1891. The Society became inactive in 1893.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 7 linear feet

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: The records were acquired in the early-mid 1960s and microfilmed in 1967.

Related Materials:

Records of other literary societies include the Amicitia Literary Society Records (RG 038), Feronian Literary Society and Mask and Dagger Club Records (RG 042), Sorosis Literary Society Records (RG 046), Websterian Literary Society Records (RG 047), Adelphian Literary Society Records (RG 048), Athenian Literary Society Records (RG 061), and Jeffersonian Literary Society Records (RG 067). Several photographs of various literary societies are located in Harriet's Photograph Collection (P HC). Additional materials can be found in the Memorabilia Collection's (MSS MC) Literary Societies file.

Information about debating and forensics is also available in the Memorabilia Collection and the Speech Communication Department Records (RG 181).

Preferred Citation: Hesperian Lyceum Society Records (RG 065), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.


Hesperian Lyceum Society (Oregon Agricultural College)
Fulton, John (1868-1953)

People, Places, and Topics

Hesperian Lyceum Society (Oregon Agricultural College)
Literature--Societies, etc.--Oregon--Corvallis.
Oregon Agricultural College--Students.
Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.
University History

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