Scope and Content Note
Organized in to three series: 1. Meeting Minutes, 1884-1889; 2. Financial Records, 1882-1889; and 3. Trust Agreement and related documents, 1889-1891. Series are arranged chronologically.
Materials relate to the organization and activities of the society. The trust agreement pertains to the society's dissolution in 1889 and the transfer of its library to the college. All records are in both paper and microfilm formats.
New Accession, 2007
The Adelphian Literary Society, which began about 1882, was likely the first literary society at the Corvallis College and State Agricultural College. Unlike many later societies, it was open to both men and women. It disbanded in 1889 and transferred its library to the college.
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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