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A Guide to their Records at the Indiana University Archives
Finding aid prepared by Nicole M. Mares
Indiana University Office of University Archives and Records Management
1320 East Tenth Street
Herman B Wells Library E460
Bloomington, IN 47405-7000
Indiana University Century Literary Club.
.2 cubic feet (1 box)
Materials are in English unless otherwise indicated.
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.
Completed in 2002.
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.
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.
This Collection is organized into three series: Governing files, Minutes, and Financial records.
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