Hesperian Lyceum Records, 1891-1893

Overview of the Collection

Hesperian Lyceum Society (Oregon Agricultural College)
Hesperian Lyceum Records
1891-1893 (inclusive)
1 microfilm reel, (7 linear feet)
Collection Number
RG 065
The Hesperian Lyceum Society Records consist of the meeting minutes and membership roll for this literary society established at Oregon Agricultural College in 1891.
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: 5417372075
Fax: 5417378674
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

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 DescriptionReturn to Top

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 CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

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

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

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).

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Literature--Societies, etc.
  • Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.

Corporate Names

  • Oregon Agricultural College--Students.

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Fulton, John, 1868-1953. (creator)