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Amicitia Literary Society Records, 1895-1911

Overview of the Collection

Amicitia Literary Society (Oregon Agricultural College)
Amicitia Literary Society Records
1895-1911 (inclusive)
0.5 cubic ft., (4 volumes)
1 microfilm reel
Collection Number
RG 038
The Amicitia Literary Society Records document the organization and activities of this organization for male students at Oregon Agricultural College.
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 Amicitia Literary Society was founded on November 18, 1895 as an organization for male students. Its motto was "Friendship" and its colors were cream and blue. The society's public programs included short plays and skits, declamation, pantomime, debate, recitation of essays, and musical performances. The society participated in contests with other college literary societies and often placed highly in state and local oratorical contests. In 1900, the society became the first men's club to live together in a house, the forerunner of OAC's fraternities. Records indicate that the society became inactive or dissolved about 1912.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The materials in the collection pertain to the organization, administration, and activities of the society. All records are in both paper and microfilm formats.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Amicitia Literary Society Records (RG 38), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top