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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.
The Philomathean Society was one of two literary societies founded in 1832 at the University of the City of New York (NYU). The Philomatheans were notable for organizing skillful debates, speeches and essays, and they published a number of poems and speeches over the course of nearly 60 years. The Philomathean Society disbanded in 1891.
The collection documents the operation of the Club since its founding. Included are correspondence with members and visiting speakers; minutes of Council and general meetings; curricula vitae and lists of the membership; financial records; photographs; publications; and reprints.
This collection includes manuscripts, letters, memorabilia, and printed material pertaining to Isaac Ferris, the third chancellor of New York University.
The records include correspondence concerning the founding of the University with outlines of founding principles, reports on the different plans necessary for organization, subscription book and lists, charter and act of incorporation, council minutes, reports of the University Committees, address to the citizens of New York concerning the University's relationship to Columbia College, convention addresses, inaugural address of Chancellor James M. Mathews, invitations to meetings and conventions, bills and receipts, 1827-1831. Correspondents include John Delafield, Albert Gallatin, Thomas H. Gallaudet, Moran Lewis, Francis Lieber, James M. Mathews, Myndert Van Schaik, and Jonathan M. Wainwright.
This collection contains images of Washington Square Park (New York, N.Y.), the Washington Square area (below 14th Street, above Houston St.) and the old University Building from the New York University Archives image collection.