Jeffersonian Literary Society Records, 1897

Overview of the Collection

Jeffersonian Literary Society (Oregon Agricultural College)
Jeffersonian Literary Society Records
1897 (inclusive)
0.01 cubic foot, (1 box)
Collection Number
RG 067
The Jeffersonian Literary Society Records consist of the constitution and by-laws and a program for this student organization 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: 5417372075
Fax: 5417378674
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Jeffersonian Literary Society was formed in 1896 by Oregon Agricultural College men students to develop public speaking skills. The society was named in honor of Thomas Jefferson. The society was active until about 1912.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Jeffersonian Literary Society Records consist of a printed Constitution and By-Laws and a program of the society in the College Chapel on April 17, 1897. The constitution and by-laws include the initial constitution established in 1896, amendments made in 1897, and a list of society members as of March 1897. The April 1897 program included presentations of a poem, essay, orations, declamations, and a farce in addition to performances by the orchestra.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Jeffersonian Literary Society Records (RG 067), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Related Materials

Photographs of the Jeffersonian Literary Society for 1909-1910 are available in Harriet's Collection (HC 1289). The Archives collections include the records of several other literary societies, including the Adelphian, Amicitia, Athenian, Feronian, Hesperian Lyceum, 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.