Guide to the Hesperian Lyceum Society Records

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Hesperian Lyceum Society (Oregon Agricultural College)
Title: Hesperian Lyceum Records
Dates: 1891-1893 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1 microfilm reel (7 linear feet)
Collection Number: RG 065
Summary: The Hesperian Lyceum Society Records consist of the meeting minutes and membership roll for this literary society established at Oregon Agricultural College in 1891.
Repository: Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Contact Information: Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
Languages: Materials in English. 

Historical Note

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.

Content Description

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.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

Hesperian Lyceum Society Records (RG 065), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

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).


    • Corporate Names :
    • Oregon Agricultural College--Students.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Literature--Societies, etc.
    • Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.
      • Other Creators :
      • Fulton, John, 1868-1953.

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