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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.
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Philomathaean Society, Phrenakosmian Society, literary society, Gettysburg College
English Language and Literature | Higher Education | Intellectual History | Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
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Foster, Melodie A. and Christine M. Ameduri, "MS-006: Papers of the Philomathaean and Phrenakosmian Societies" (March 2000). Special Collections and College Archives Finding Aids. Special Collection and College Archives, Musselman Library, Gettysburg College.