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Indiana University Century Literary Club records, 1890-1900

A Guide to their Records at the Indiana University Archives

Finding aid prepared by Nicole M. Mares

Summary Information

Repository
Indiana University Office of University Archives and Records Management
1320 East Tenth Street
Herman B Wells Library E460
Bloomington, IN 47405-7000
Phone: 812-855-1127
Email: archives@indiana.edu
http://www.libraries.iub.edu/archives

Creator
Indiana University Century Literary Club.

Extent
.2 cubic feet (1 box)

Language
Materials are in English unless otherwise indicated.

Title
Indiana University Century Literary Club records, 1890-1900 

Collection number
C215

Abstract
The object of the Century Literary Club was to promote literary and social culture for non-fraternity, male students of the university. The Century Literary Club records are divided into three series: governing files, minutes, and financial records.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research. Advance notice required.
Acquisition Information
Accn. 0452
Usage Restrictions
Copyright interests for this collection have been transferred to the Trustees of Indiana University. For more information, contact the Indiana University Archivist.
Preferred Citation
[item], Indiana University Century Literary Club records, Collection C215, Office of University Archives and Records Management, Indiana University, Bloomington.
Processing information
Processed by Nicole M. Mares

Completed in 2002.

Historical Note

The Century Literary Club was founded on 22 November 1890 at Indiana University in Century Hall in the Old College Building. The object of the “Century,” as it was nicknamed, was to promote literary and social culture for non-fraternity, male students of the university. Holding the motto “Each for the Society, and the Society for all,” the Century met every Saturday evening in Century Hall to host literary readings, musical exercises, and lively debates of contemporary social and academic issues. The Century was also known to host the occasional social, inviting coeds to join in the festivities. The exact date the Century disbanded is unknown.

Scope and Content Note

The Century Literary Club records are divided into three series: Governing files, Minutes, and Financial records. The Governing files includes the Century’s constitution, the by-laws, and the membership roster. Minutes span the period from 1893 until 1900, and the financial records that compose the third series record expenditures and receipts from 1895 until 1899. The archives does not possess the records from the Century Literary Club's first years as an organization at Indiana University.

Arrangement

This Collection is organized into three series: Governing files, Minutes, and Financial records.


Series: Governing files, 1897-1899 

Box 1 By-Laws, 14 Jan. 1899  [image]View item(s)

Constitution, undated  [image]View item(s)

Membership Roster, 15 Jan. 1897  [image]View item(s)

Essay? on Women, undated [image]View item(s)

Series: Minutes, 14 Oct. 1893-2 Feb. 1900 

Box 1 14 Oct. 1893- 9 Jan. 1897  [image]View item(s)

23 Jan. 1898- 14 Jan. 1899  [image]View item(s)

21 Jan. 1899- 2 Feb. 1900  [image]View item(s)

Series: Financial records, 1895-1899 

Box 1 Ledger, 1895-1899  [image]View item(s)