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Guide to the Records of the Eucleian Society
1832-1909
 RG 39.1

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Description is in English.

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Creator: University of the City of New York. Eucleian Society.
Title: Records of the Eucleian Society
Dates: 1832-1909
Abstract: The Eucleian Society was a literary society founded at the University of the City of New-York (New York University) in 1832, the year instruction began. It seems to have ceased around the 1940s. Literary societies were the major extracurricular activity of Jacksonian and mid-19th century colleges and universities. The Eucleian Society was dedicated to furthering the literary arts where members would assemble for one hour to hear debates between panels made up of members of the Society and were usually preceeded by readings of essays, orations, and poems. Shortly after its founding, the Society began printing orations and poems delivered by guest speakers at annual or anniversary meetings. In the 20 th century, the Eucleians published the Knickerbocker, The Medley, and The Geyser. The collection includes the Society's records, membership lists, constitution and minutes.
Quantity: 9.0 linear feet 9 linear feet (9 boxes)
Call Phrase: RG 39.1