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Description

The bulk of the collection consists of the official record books of the two societies and their libraries. Constitutions, minute books, account books and library circulation records cover the period 1831-1924 (with gaps). There are several library catalogues, arranged both alphabetically and numerically. Also included are correspondence spanning the societies’ years of existence in the form of letters received and copies of letters sent, and evidence of society activities including event programs, debating topics, and copies of essays, poems and addresses delivered before the societies.

Special Collections and College Archives Finding Aids are discovery tools used to describe and provide access to our holdings. Finding aids include historical and biographical information about each collection in addition to inventories of their content. More information about our collections can be found on our websitehttp://www.gettysburg.edu/special_collections/collections/.

Publication Date

March 2000

Keywords

Philomathaean Society, Phrenakosmian Society, literary society, Gettysburg College

Disciplines

English Language and Literature | Higher Education | Intellectual History | Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education