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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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Publication Date

March 2000


Philomathaean Society, Phrenakosmian Society, literary society, Gettysburg College


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

Document Type

Finding Aid

MS-006: Papers of the Philomathaean and Phrenakosmian Societies