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Guide to the Records of the Eucleian Society RG.39.1

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on January 19, 2022
Description is in English.

 Finding aid revised by John Zarrillo  , March 2018

Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of the City of New York. Eucleian Society
Title: Records of the Eucleian Society
Dates [inclusive]: 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 20th century, the Eucleians published the Knickerbocker, The Medley, and The Geyser. The collection includes the Society's records, membership lists, constitution and minutes.
Quantity: 12.75 Linear Feet in 13 boxes
Language: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: RG.39.1