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Collection of Literary Society constitutions

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: MSP 143
The Collection of Literary Society constitutions(1882; 0.25 cubic feet) 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

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Purdue University


0.25 Cubic Feet

1 box (0.25 cubic feet) other_unmapped

1.00 mss._boxes


This collection includes a ledger book with the transcribed constitutions of Purdue literary societies, as well as a folder containing previously removed loose pages.

Biographical or 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.

Note written by Virginia Pleasant

Source of Acquisition

Purdue Libraries

Existence and Location of Originals

multi-part note content

Related Materials

Irving Literary Society records Philalethean Litreary Society records Carlyle Literary Society records

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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Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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