Eclectic Literary Society Records
UA.12.2.3

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Michigan State University. Eclectic Literary Society.
Title
Eclectic Literary Society records
ID
UA.12.2.3
Date [inclusive]
1916-1929
Extent
0.5 Cubic feet 4 folders, 3 ledgers
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing,Michigan".

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Historical Note

The Eclectic Literary Society was founded in 1877. The group then slowly evolved into a more social organization, and in about 1885 became the "Eclectic Society." The Eclectic Society sat on the Interfraternity Council and actively participated in Greek life, hosting banquets and organizing plays. In 1940, the society changed once more and became Alpha Tau Omega (Epsilon Eta Chapter), a social fraternity.

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Scope and Contents note

The three ledgers contain assorted accounting information for the Eclectic Society from 1917-1929. There is information about the society's house, its members, its social events, and the café it ran.

The folders contain a social activity program, information on a proposed building for the society, stockholders in the society, society directories, copies of their newsletter, The Tic, from 1894, 1915, 1921 and 1924.

For additional information, see the Madison Kuhn papers, UA 17.107.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections September 2006

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Revision Description

  March 2009

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Kuhn, Madison

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Collection Inventory

Records 

Scope and Contents note

Banquet Program 1897 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed Materials   F.D. 1

Eclectic Society building 1906 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed Materials   F.D. 2

Eclectic Society Directory 1906 - 1907, 1912 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed Materials   F.D. 3

The Tic (newsletter) 1894, 1915, 1921, 1924 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed Materials   F.D. 4

Café and house ledger 1916-1917 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2096H Vol. 1

Café and house ledger 1920-1926 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2096H Vol. 2

Treasurer's ledger 1917-1927 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2096H Vol. 3

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Photographs - MSU Collection 

Drawer
MSU Photo Coll.

Students. Organizations. Alpha Tau Omega 

Students. Organizations. Eclectic Society 

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