Literary Societies Edit

Summary

Level of Description
Sub-Group
Language
English

Dates

  • 1826 – 1959 (Creation)

Extents

  • 1 Volumes (Part)
  • 2 Boxes (Part)

Subjects

Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Materials do not circulate and are made available to users in the Miami University Archives.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Materials do circulate and may only be used in the archives.

  • Preferred Citation

    Miami University Libraries. Miami University Archives, Oxford, Ohio

  • Physical Location

    Miami University Archives, King Library, 3rd Floor, Walter Havighurst Special Collections, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

  • Abstract

    Student Life; Literary Societies; General; 1826-1907; Box 1 [3A-L-3A] Files: ERODELPHIAN LITERARY SOCIETY Constitutions and Regulations, 1886-1907, and undated

    1. Constitution and By-Laws of the Erodelphian Literary Society. . . Revised April 1886. Oxford: Brown and Osborn, 1886.

    2. Constitution and By-Laws of the Erodelphian Society . . . . Revised November 22, 1889. Oxford: S. D. Cone, 1890.

    3. Constitution of the Erodelphian Literary Society (1907?)

    4. Revised Constitution of the Erodelphian Literary Society (n.d.) Correspondence, 1826-95

    5. Miscellaneous Correspondence (1826-36)

    6. Miscellaneous Correspondence (1837-40)

    7. Miscellaneous Correspondence (1841-49)

    8. Miscellaneous Correspondence (1851-58, and undated)

    9. Correspondence with Trustees and Faculty (1833-72)

    10. Invited Speakers Correspondence (1835-40)

    11. Invited Speakers Correspondence (1842-53)

    12. Honorary Members Correspondence (1828-35)

    13. Honorary Members Correspondence (1836-40)

    14. Honorary Members Correspondence (1841-95, and undated)

    15. Members Correspondence (1850-91) Exhibition Programs

    16. March 25, 1828

    17. March 12, 1844

    18. March 12, 1845

    19. December 17, 1851

    20. December 20, 1852

    21. December 21, 1853

    22. December 18, 1854

    23. December 18, 1855

    24. December 15, 1856

    25. December 22, 1858

    26. December 18, 1860

    27. October 25, 1861

    28. March 22, 1862

    29. December 15, 1862

    30. May 15, 1863

    31. December 22, 1863

    32. March 25, 1864

    33. December 20, 1864

    34. December 20, 1865

    35. November 10, 1865

    36. March 30, 1866

    37. December 20, 1866

    38. March 22, 1867

    39. May 24, 1867

    40. December 28, 1867

    41. May 29, 1868

    42. December 22, 1869

    43. December 22, 1868

    44. December 20, 1870

    45. December 18, 1871 Washington's Birthday Celebration Programs

    46. February 22, 1888

    47. February 22, 1889

    48. February 22, 1890

    49. February 21, 1891

    50. February 22, 1892

    51. n.d. Treasurer's and Financial Records, 1826-90, and undated

    52. 1826-32

    53. Receipt to Erodelphian Society for payment on Bishop bust, signed by Hiram Powers (November 19, 1831)

    54. 1833

    55. 1834

    56. 1835-37

    57. 1838-41

    58. 1842-43

    59. 1844-45

    60. 1846-50

    61. Initiation Fees, Dues, Fines (1848-53)

    62. 1850-90

    63. undated Library Materials, 1828-51, and undated

    64. Charles Lowell. The Trinitarian Controversy. A Discourse Delivered . . . , May 14, 1828. 2nd edition. Cincinnati: E. H. Flint, 1829. [From Erodelphian Society Library]

    65. Speech of Edward Livingston in the Senate of the United States, February, 1831, on the Turkish Mission. In Answer to Mr. Tazewell, of Virginia Washington: Gales and Seaton, 1831.[From Erodelphian Society Library]

    66. Benjamin G. Leonard. An Introductory Discourse, Delivered Before the Chillicothe Lyceum and Mechanics Institute. Chillicothe, O.: Scioto Gazette, 1834.[From Erodelphian Society Library]

    67. Assorted Library Materials (1829-51, and undated) Addresses, 1833-70

    68. James Hall. An Address Delivered Before the Erodelphian Society of Miami University . . . .On The Twenty-Fourth of September, 1833. . . . Cincinnati: Corey and Fairbank, 1833.

    69. Thomas H. Grimke. Oration on the Comparativ Elements and Dutys of Grecian and American Eloquence Delivered Before the Erodelphian Society On the 23rd of September 1834: . . . Cincinnati: Truman and Smith, 1834/William M. Corry. Address Delivered Before the Society of the Alumni of Miami University, . . . September 22, 1834 . n.p. [Includes materials relating to Grimke's subsequent death]

    70. Edward D. Mansfield. The Means of Perpetuating Civil Liberty. An Oration. . . . Cincinnati: Corey and Webster, 1835.

    71. Richard Henry Coke. An Address Delivered Before the Graduates of the Erodelphian Society . . . August 9, 1837. Oxford, O.: R. H. Bishop, Jr., 1837.

    72. F. W. Thomas. An Address Delivered Before the Erodelphian Society . . . August 7, 1838. Oxford, O.: W. W. Bishop, 1838.

    73. John J. McRae. An Address Delivered Before the Graduates of the Erodelphian Society . . . August 8, 1838. Oxford, O.: R. H. Bishop, Jr., 1838

    74. William B. Caldwell. An Address Delivered Before the Erodelphian Society . . .August 7, 1839. Oxford, O.: W. W. Bishop, 1839.

    75. John B. Temple. Address Delivered to the Graduates of the Erodelphian Society . . . August 12, 1840. Cincinnati: Chronicle Office, 1840.

    76. Thomas Millikin. Address Delivered Before the Graduates of the Erodelphian Society . . . August 10, 1841. Rossville, O.: J. M. Christy, 1841.

    77. Lewis W. Green. The Progressive Advancement and Ultimate Regeneration of Human Society; An Address Before the Erodelphian Society of Miami University. August 10, 1842. Pittsburgh: A. Jaynes, 1842.

    78. James W. Taylor. Address Delivered Before the Erodelphian Society . . . August 12, 1845. n.p.

    79. D. Linton. An Address Delivered Before the Graduates of the Erodelphian Society . . .August 12, 1846.Wilmington, O.: J and T. McKibbin, 1846.

    80. G. Volney Dorsey. The Connexion Between the Progress of Literature and the Development of the Democratic Principle: . . . August 7, 1850. Cincinnati: John D. Thorpe, 1850.

    81. N. L. Rice. The Influence of Christianity on the Progress of Science. An Address Delivered Before the Erodelphian Society. (1852)

    82. E. D. MacMaster. The True Life of a Nation: An Address, Delivered at the Invitation of the Erodelphian and Eccritean Societies of Miami University, The Evening Preceding the Annual Commencement.(July 2, 1856)

    83. George F. O'Byrne. Address after Election as President of the Erodelphian Literary Society (187-?)

    Student Life; Literary Societies; General; 1828-1959; Box 2 [3A-L-3B] Files: ERODELPHIAN LITERARY SOCIETY [CONT.] Publications, 1871-72

    1. Literary Focus, V.1 (1827-28)

    2. F.W. Thomas. An Address Delivered at its Thirteenth Annual Celebration of the Erodelphian Society. . . August 7, 1835. Oxford: W.W. Bishop, 1838.

    3. Thomas Millikin. An Address Before the Graduates of the Erodelphian Society ... August 10, 1841. Rossville: J.M. Christy Printer, 1841. Miscellany, 1831-84, and undated

    4. Membership Document and Diploma for Samuel W. MacCracken (1831)[on top of box]

    5. Broadsides (1871-72) [Humourous/ Obscene]

    a. "First and Last Appearance of Schenck's Quintette Club and Variety Troupe!" (February 22, 1871)

    b. "Annual Reunion of the Old Hags of the Erodelphian House of Assignations, Represented By Their Six Pimps"(October 17, 1872)

    6. Minutes and Roll (September 14, 1883-June 1884) [on top of box]

    7. Resolutions and Subscriptions (n.d.)

    8. Fragments (n.d.) ALETHENAI SOCIETY, 1927-28

    9. Alethenai/Esther Unger (Weiche)(1917) [Invitation to membership from Mildred Rothaar (Denison) {1917}; Gold Gavel Pin]

    10. Programs

    a. "Marguerite, or the Adventures of Alethenai" (1926)

    b. Alethenai Initiation Banquet, Golden Butterfly Tearoom (April 26, 1929)][Received from Dorothy Duncan (1928)] ECCRITEAN SOCIETY, 1853-1959, bulk 1853-68

    11. Petition to faculty and trustees for permission to establish the Eccritean Society (1853)

    12. Exhibition Programs (1853-62)

    a. December 19, [1853]

    b. December 19, [1854]

    c. December 1855

    d. October 9, 1858

    e. December 31, 1859

    f. December 17, 1861

    g. March 15, 1862 [See also 50 SL Scrapbooks--"The Platter Family" (December 21, 1858, December 21, 1859, December 7, 1860, December 17, 1861, December 21, 1867)]

    13. Diploma/Josiah L. Morrow (1859)

    14. Petition requesting renovation of Eccritean Society Hall greatly damaged by rainfall (1860)

    15. Petition requesting permission to use the old Eccritean Society Hall for a new literary society (1868)

    16. Ophia D. Smith, "Ralph Waldo Emerson's 1860 Talk" (1959)[Newsclip] EPANTHEAN SOCIETY, 1838-39

    17. James D. Cobb. An Address Delivered Before the Epanthean Society . . . August 7, 1838. Oxford, O.: R. H. Bishop, Jr., 1838.

    18. Correspondence with the Erodelphian Society (1838-39, and undated) MIAMI SOCIETY, 1840-41

    19. J. B. Purcell. The Crescent and the Cross: A Discourse Delivered Before the Miami Society . . . August 11, 1840. Oxford, O.: John E. Peat, 1840.

    20. D. W. Iddings. An Eulogy Upon the Character of Joshua L. Lemon Delivered Before the Miami Society . . . March, 1841. Oxford, O.: A. Pugh, 1841.

    21. Exhibition Program (August 10, 1841) UNION LITERARY SOCIETY/MIAMI UNION LITERARY SOCIETY, 1828-1925, and undated

    22. Union Literary Society--Miscellaneous Correspondence (1828-65)

    23. Union Literary Society--Correspondence with Erodelphian Society (1831-51, and undated)

    24. J. M. Staughton. Address Delivered on the Anniversary of the Union Literary Society . . . September 27, 1831. Cincinnati: W. J. Ferris, Printer, 1831.

    25. Timothy Walker. Address Delivered Before the Union Literary Society of Miami University on the Twenty-Fifth of September at Their Anniversary Celebration. Cincinnati: Corey and Fairbank, 1832.

    26. Lyman Beecher. An Address Delivered at the Tenth Anniversary Celebration of the Union Literary Society. . . September 29, 1835. Cincinnati: Cincinnati Journal, 1835.

    27. John P. Harrison. An Address Delivered at the Twelfth Anniversary Celebration of the Union Literary Society . . . August 8, 1837. Oxford, O.: R. H. Bishop, Jr., 1837.

    28. Samuel Galloway. Address Delivered Before the Graduates of the Union Literary Society. . . Springfield, O.: Harrison and Williamson, 1838.

    29. John C. Young. An Address Delivered Before the Union Literary Society . . . August 8, 1838 . Oxford, O.: W. W. Bishop, 1838.

    30. Chauncey N. Olds. Valedictory Address to the Graduates of the Union Literary Society . . . August 7, 1839 . Oxford, O.: W. W. Bishop, 1839.

    31. J. McArthur. Address Delivered to the Union Literary Society. . . August 12, 1840 . Oxford, O.: John B. Peat, 1840.

    32. Henry Snow. Address Delivered Before the Graduates of the Union Literary Society . . . August 10th, 1841. Oxford, O.: n.p., 1841.

    33. A. Campbell. An Address to the Members of the Union Literary Society, of Miami University, Ohio. Bethany, Va.: A. Campbell, 1844.

    34. Exhibition Programs (1844-1913)

    a. March 13, 1844

    b. March 11, 1845

    c. March 10, 1847

    d. December 16, 1851

    e. December 21, 1852

    f. December 20, 1853

    g. December 20, 1854

    h. December 23, 1857

    i. December 20, 1859

    j. December 19, 1860

    k. March 27, 1862

    l. December 21, 1863

    m. March 18, 1864

    n. April 26, 1865

    o. May 12, 1865 [Literary Entertainment]

    p. November 17, 1865

    q. December 19, 1865

    r. March 23, 1866

    s. March 29, 1867

    t. December 17, 1867

    u. December 23, 1868

    v. December 21, 1869

    w. December 19, 1870

    x. March 27, 1871

    y. December 19, 1871

    z. February 22, 1912

    aa. February 22, 1913

    35. N. L. Rice. Address . . . Before the Miami Union Literary Society, of the Miami University at its Twentieth Anniversary. Cincinnati: Daily Atlas, 1845.

    36. Joseph Claybaugh. The Law of Human Progress, An Address Delivered Before the Miami Union Literary Society . . . August 7, 1850. Cincinnati: J.A. and U.P James, 1851.

    37. Agreement Between Miami University and Union Literary Society re. Provision of Suitable Rooms (June 2, 1860)

    38. Miami Union Lecture Course--"The Fat Contributor's Grand 'Gift Lecture'"(1870) [Comic Broadside]

    39. Miami Union Literary Society Constitution and By-Laws (November 1887)

    40. Ralph L. Treichler, "History of the Miami Union Literary Society" (December 14, 1925) [Typescript]

    41. Union Literary Society--Blank Membership Certificate and Seal (n.d.)[with letter of transmittal] POETS' CIRCLE, 1940-47

    42. Correspondence/Miscellany [Includes: Petition and Prospectus for the Proposed Poets' Circle (1940)]

    43. Publications (1940-47)

    a. Poets' Circle (1940-41)

    b. Poets' Circle (1941-42)

    c. House of the Lord (1942)

    d. And The Vine Grows (1947) FRANKLIN LITERARY SOCIETY, 1912

    44. Franklin Literary Society [debate program (July 12, 1912)] LITERARY WORKSHOP, 1930

    45. Literary Workshop (1930) LITERARY SOCIETIES GENERAL, 1847, 1856 and undated

    46. Copy of Board of Trustees Resolution re. Literary Societies Speakers (August 1847)

    47. E. D. MacMaster. The True Life of a Nation: An Address, Delivered at the Invitation of the Erodelphian and Eccritean Societies . . . July 2d, 1856. New Albany: Norman, Morrison, and Matthews, 1856.

    48. "Contest in Oratory and Debate," Erodelphian and Miami Union Literary Societies (June 18, 1889)[program] 46. Unidentified Fragment (n.d.)

    49. "Exhibition of The Literary Societies of Miami University" (n.d.)[poem]

    Student Life; Literary Societies; Book Containing the Articles of Confederation Between the Erodelphian, Union Literary, and Miami Societies; 1841 [3A-L-3C]

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    1; Literary Societies; General; 1826-1907; 3A-L-3A
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    2; Literary Societies; General; 1828-1959; 3A-L-3B
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    Literary Societies; Book Containing the Articles of Confederation Between the Erodelphian, Union Literary, and Miami Societies; 1841; 3A-L-3C

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