• Share:
  • Download/Print:
  • PDF

Websterian Literary Society Records, 1892-1894

Overview of the Collection

Websterian Literary Society (Oregon Agricultural College)
Websterian Literary Society Records
1892-1894 (inclusive)
0.10 cubic ft.
1 microfilm reel
Collection Number
RG 047
The Websterian Literary Society Records document the activities of this co-educational organization for Oregon Agricultural College students.
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Special Collections and Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Websterian Literary Society was organized in October 1892, one of two societies created at the time (the other being the Ciceronian Literary Society) through a plan conceived by the college's president, John Bloss. It was a coeducational society that met bi-weekly with programs that included instrumental and vocal music, readings, declamations, and debates. The society initially had two chapters, and later added a third as membership increased. The Websterians probably disbanded in 1895 or 1896 when several new literary societies were formed.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The records pertain to the organization, administration, and activities of the society. Several membership lists are included throughout the records.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Websterian Literary Society Records (RG 47), Oregon State Univerity Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top