The Amicitia Literary Society was founded on November 18, 1895 as an organization for male students. Its motto was "Friendship" and its colors were cream and blue. The society's public programs included short plays and skits, declamation, pantomime, debate, recitation of essays, and musical performances. The society participated in contests with other college literary societies and often placed highly in state and local oratorical contests. In 1900, the society became the first men's club to live together in a house, the forerunner of OAC's fraternities. Records indicate that the society became inactive or dissolved about 1912.
The materials in the collection pertain to the organization, administration, and activities of the society. All records are in both paper and microfilm formats.
Preferred Citation :
Amicitia Literary Society Records (RG 38), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.
The records are organized into three series: I. Minutes; II. Constitution and membership; and III. Programs. Each series is arranged chronologically.