Guide to the Sorosis Literary Society Records

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Sorosis Literary Society (Oregon Agricultural College)
Title: Sorosis Literary Society Records
Dates: 1895-1912 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.05 cubic ft.
1 microfilm reel
Collection Number: RG 046
Summary: The Sorosis Literary Society Records document the activities of this organization of women students at Oregon Agricultural College.
Repository: Oregon State University Libraries
University Archives

121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
Phone: 541-737-2165

Languages: Materials in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

The Sorosis Literary Society was established on November 15, 1895, for female students of Oregon Agricultural College. The society's programs, often done with another society, included dramatic and comedy performances, recitation, and vocal and instrumental music. The society adopted royal purple as its color. The Sorosis Literary Society probably disbanded during the 1912/13 school year, when the college's literary society structure was reorganized.

Content Description

Materials pertain to the organization, administration, and activities of the society. All records are in both paper and microfilm formats. On film, numbered pages may not be consecutive as blank pages were not filmed.

Use of the Collection

Preferred Citation :  

Sorosis Literary Society Records (RG 46), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Related Materials :  

Records of other literary societies are available as other record groups. Photographs of the Sorosis Literary Society and other literary societies can be found in Harriet's Collection and in the OSU Historical Photographic Collection. The Memorabilia Collection also includes materials pertaining to the literary societies.


  • Corporate Names :
  • Sorosis Literary Society (Oregon Agricultural College)
  • Subject Terms :
  • Literature--Oregon--Corvallis--Societies, etc.
  • Women--Oregon--Corvallis--Societies and clubs.

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