EMORY COLLEGE.
Emory College student organization records, 1839-1932

Emory University

Emory University Archives

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/bmqzm


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Emory College.
Title: Emory College student organization records, 1839-1932
Call Number:Series No. 49
Extent: .5 linear ft. (1 box) and 56 bound volumes (BV)
Abstract:The collection includes minutes, bylaws, rolls, library records, constitutions, ledgers, and other records of student organizations at Emory College. Records are chiefly those of the Few Literary Society and Phi Gamma Society, literary and debate societies. There are also records of College secret societies and fraternities including the Irinian Society, Mystic Seven, and Kappa Alpha Order.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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[after identification of item(s)], Emory College student organization records, Emory University Archives, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

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Processed by Nancy Hall Watkins, 2006.


Collection Description

Administrative History

Emory College was chartered in 1836 to the Georgia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Literary and debate societies, particularly the Few Literary Society, founded 1839, and Phi Gamma Society, founded circa 1837-1839, played significant roles in the social and academic life of the College. The societies debated varied topics including issues of the day, politics, morality and ethics, religion, history, and philosophy. The literary societies also amassed libraries which predated any official College library on the campus.

Fraternities and secret societies were also prominent at Emory College. The Mystic Seven was organized at Emory in 1840 and is said to be the first national fraternity to be established in the South. The Kappa Alpha Order, Epsilon Chapter was founded in 1869.

Emory College was chartered in 1836 to the Georgia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Literary and debate societies, particularly the Few Literary Society, founded 1839, and Phi Gamma Society, founded circa 1837-1839, played significant roles in the social and academic life of the College. The societies debated varied topics including issues of the day, politics, morality and ethics, religion, history, and philosophy. The literary societies also amassed libraries which predated any official College library on the campus.

Fraternities and secret societies were also prominent at Emory College. The Mystic Seven was organized at Emory in 1840 and is said to be the first national fraternity to be established in the South. The Kappa Alpha Order, Epsilon Chapter was founded in 1869.

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes minutes, bylaws, rolls, library records, constitutions, ledgers, and other records of student organizations at Emory College. Records are chiefly those of the Few Literary Society and Phi Gamma Society, literary and debate societies. There are also records of College secret societies and fraternities including the Irinian Society, Mystic Seven, and Kappa Alpha Order.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order by organization name.


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Container List

Alpha Tau Omega
Box Folder Content
1 1 Alpha Tau Omega records, 1886
Few Literary Society
1 2 Records, 1870
BV2 Minutes, 1839-1842
BV3 Minutes and orations, 1939-1845
BV4 Minutes, 1852-1861
BV5 Minutes and library inventory, 1866-1871
BV6 Minutes, 1873-1874
BV7 Minutes, 1876-1877
BV8 Minutes, 1880-1889
BV9 Minutes, 1889-1893
BV10 Minutes, 1898-1904
BV11 Rolls, 1839-1924
BV12 Rolls and resolutions, 1889-1901
BV13 Resolutions, 1900-1920
BV14 Minutes, 1904-1906
BV15 Minutes, treasury book, and rolls, 1909-1927
BV16 Minutes, 1909-1910
BV17 Minutes, 1911-1916
BV18 Rolls and resolutions, 1911-1919
BV19 Rolls, 1916
BV20 Minutes and rolls, 1919-1922
BV21 Minutes, 1923-1924
BV22 Minutes, 1931-1932
BV23 Treasurer's book, 1884-1885
BV24 Treasurer's book, 1892-1896
BV25 Treasurer's book, 1894
BV26 Treasurer's book, 1901-1903
BV27 Treasurer's book, 1908
BV28 Treasurer's book, 1922-1923
BV29 Treasurer's book, 1923-1924
BV30 Treasurer's book, 1924-1925
BV31 Treasurer's book, 1925-1926
BV32 Treasurer's book, 1927-1928
BV33 Constitution and by-laws, 1869
1 2A Constitution and by-laws,1929-1930
OP1 Constitution and by-laws, undated
BV34 Library records, 1892-1893
BV35 Library records, 1892-1898
Irinian Society
1 3 Records, 1848-1850
BV1 Constitution, 1848
1 4 Records, 1850-1852
1 5 Records, 1852-1853
1 6 Records, 1853-1857
1 7 Records, undated
Kappa Alpha Order
1 8 Test questions, 1895-1905
Mystic Seven
1 9 Clipping, 1939
Phi Gamma Society
1 10 Records, undated
XOP1 Certificate, 1855
BV36 List of honorary members, 1838
BV37 Minutes and rolls, 1846-1852
BV38 Minutes and rolls, 1853-1855
BV39 Minutes and rolls, 1871-1873
BV40 Minutes and rolls, 1875-1877
BV41 Minutes and rolls, 1882-1884
BV42 Minutes, 1886-1895-Minutes
BV43 Minutes and rolls, 1889-1890
BV44 Minutes and rolls, 1895-1909 and 1921
BV45 Minutes, 1896-1899
BV46 Rolls, 1905-1907
BV47 Rolls, 1907
BV48 Minutes, 1907-1908
BV49 Minutes, 1909-1926
BV50 Minutes, 1910-1911
BV51 Minutes, 1913
BV52 Constitution, 1888
BV53 Library records and notes, 1883-1937
BV54 Library records, 1888
BV55 Bibliography, 1900
BV56 Constitution,1888
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