The Hesperian Lyceum Society was established in 1891 at Oregon Agricultural College as a literary society for men and women. The society met regularly for readings, recitations, and debates. John Fulton, alumnus and Chemistry Department faculty member, was president in 1891. The Society became inactive in 1893.
The Hesperian Lyceum Society Records consist of the minutes of meetings of the society and a membership roll with attendance registered. The minutes document the programs of the organization.
Restrictions on Access :
Collection is open for research.Preferred Citation :
Hesperian Lyceum Society Records (RG 065), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Information :
The records were acquired in the early-mid 1960s and microfilmed in 1967.Related Materials :
The Archives collections include the records of several other literary societies, including the Adelphian, Amicitia, Athenian, Feronian, Jeffersonian, Sorosis, Websterian, and Zetagathean Literary Societies. Additional materials pertaining to the literary societies are available in the Memorabilia Collection (MC-Literary Societies); information about debating and forensics is also available in the Memorabilia Collection and the Speech Communication Department Records (RG 181).