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Sorosis Literary Society Records, 1895-1912

Collection Overview

Title: Sorosis Literary Society Records, 1895-1912

ID: RG 046

Primary Creator: Sorosis Literary Society (Oregon Agricultural College)

Extent: 0.05 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Sorosis Literary Society Records document the activities of this organization of women students at Oregon Agricultural College.

Scope and Content Notes

Materials pertain to the organization, administration, and activities of the society. All records are in both paper and microfilm formats. On film, numbered pages may not be consecutive as blank pages were not filmed.

Biographical / Historical Notes

The Sorosis Literary Society was established on November 15, 1895, for female students of Oregon Agricultural College. The society's programs, often done with another society, included dramatic and comedy performances, recitation, and vocal and instrumental music. The society adopted royal purple as its color. The Sorosis Literary Society probably disbanded during the 1912/13 school year, when the college's literary society structure was reorganized.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 1 microfilm reel

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), Websterian Literary Society Records (RG 047), Adelphian Literary Society Records (RG 048), Athenian Literary Society Records (RG 061), Hesperian Lyceum Records (RG 065), 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: Sorosis Literary Society Records (RG 046), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.


Sorosis Literary Society (Oregon Agricultural College)

People, Places, and Topics

Literature--Societies, etc.--Oregon--Corvallis.
Sorosis Literary Society (Oregon Agricultural College)
University History
Women--Oregon--Corvallis--Societies and clubs.

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