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Fortnightly Club Records

Identifier: MS 033


The collection includes meeting minutes, constitutions, correspondence, essays, and miscellaneous materials covering the years 1908 to the present.


  • 1908-present.


Restrictions on Access

Access unrestricted.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Photocopying and publication may be restricted by copyright. except by permission of copyright holder..

Biographical / Historical

The Fortnightly Club was organized in Lancaster Pa. in 1908 to promote the mental, moral and social culture of its members. This traditionally all-male club met biweekly from October to April each year to hear and discuss presentations on topics of interest to its members. The membership included and continues to include prominent gentlemen (and ladies) from Franklin and Marshall College, the Lancaster Theological Seminary and the Lancaster community.


3 Linear feet (6.5 boxes)

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Collection: Organized into six series: I. Minutes; II. Financial information; III. Membership; IV. Historical materials; V. Annual programs; VI. Papers/addresses delivered.

Ownership and Custodial History

All materials in this collection have been received from members of the Fortnighly Club beginning in 1994 through the influence of member Richard Kneedler, President of F & M 1988-2002. A major portion of the papers were apparently acquired from Susan Dyson, President of the Fortnightly Club ca. 1997. They had been on deposit inthe Lancaster County Library and Fortnightly Treasurer David Knapp previous to this time. In 2002, Member Joseph Reuwer donated a substantial addition.

Processing Information

Processing completed November 1994.

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Repository Details

Part of the Franklin and Marshall College Special Collections Repository

PO Box 3003
Lancaster PA 17604 United States