Collection MS/MS 01.149 - Chrestomathian Society 1853-1924

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US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.149

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Chrestomathian Society 1853-1924

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The collection consists of the secretary's records of the Chrestomathian Society, one of several literary societies operating at Grinnell between 1852 and 1925. The groups were organized in order to hold debates and social events, divided into male and female groups that had a matched pair. The all-male Chrestomathians were paired with the all-female Ellis society. According to the Scarlet and Black, the societies disbanded in 1925, as the social role they once filled was no longer relevant.

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See pamphlet files 72.11 for more material on Grinnell's literary societies.

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