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Guide to the Records of the Eucleian Society
||University of the City of New York. Eucleian Society.
||Records of the Eucleian Society
||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.
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