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Collection of literary society constitutions

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 143

Scope and Contents

The Collection of Literary Society constitutions documents the constitutions and amendments of three literary societies at Purdue University, as well as the Purdue Pharmaceutical Society.  The literary societies included are: Irving, Carlyle, and Philalethean.  This collection might be useful for researchers interested in information on any of these societies or literary societies in general, extracurricular activities of students, and Purdue history.  The collection is comprised of a ledger book and one folder of loose pages that were previously removed from the book.


  • 1882

Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Copyright held by Purdue University.

Historical Information

The creator of the collection is unknown, as is their reason for compiling the constitutions of the literary societies included.  However, additional historical information is available about the three literary societies and can be found in the finding aids for their respective collections.  No additional information about the Purdue Pharmaceutical Society can be offered at this time.


0.226 Cubic Feet (One legal-size half-width manuscript box)

Acquisition Information

Source and date of acquisition are unknown.

Processing Information

Whenever possible, original order of the materials has been retained.  All materials have been housed in acid-free folders and boxes.
Collection of literary society constitutions
Virginia Pleasant
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description was first completed 2013-10-28.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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