Cliosophic Society of Lancaster Records
The collection consists of meeting minutes, programs, society histories and essays presented at meetings. The collection covers the years from 1880 - 1982, with the bulk of the material from 1880 - 1950 and 1979 - 82.
- Majority of material found within 1880-1950
- Majority of material found within 1979-1982
- Cliosophic Society of Lancaster (Organization)
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Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Photocopying and publication may be restricted by copyright. except by permission of copyright holder..
Biographical / Historical
The Cliosophic Society was organized in 1879 by a group of Franklin and Marshall College professors and their families. This literary society was organized to promote better "town and gown" relations through the promotion of discussion on a wide variety of subjects. The name Cliosophic Society was given to the group upon the suggestion of Dr. William Nevin, to represent the "wisdom gleaned in the fields of history." Early society meetings were held in private homes, but in the 1940's began meeting at the Iris Club.
1.5 Linear feet (4 boxes)
.10 Linear feet (1 flat drawer)
Language of Materials
Collection: Organized into 3 series: I. Organizational materials (records); II. Organizational histories; III. Essays presented at meetings.
Ownership and Custodial History
Processing completed May 1993.
- Cliosophic Society of Lancaster -- : History.
- History. Subject Source: Fast
- Lancaster (Pa.) -- Societies and clubs -- History. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Literature -- Societies, etc. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Pennsylvania -- Lancaster. Subject Source: Fast
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