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Everett-Athenaeum records

 Collection
Identifier: HCQ-003-004
The materials in this collection include the Constitution and By-Laws of the newly consolidated Everett Athenaeum society, which describes the officers and their duties, the election of officers and members, the rules of order, and the process for making amendments to the constitution. Interestingly, this Constitution is dated from 1888, although all other sources say the merge of the Everett and Athenaeum societies occurred in 1889. The Registrar Book of the Everett Athenaeum includes a note on the consolidation of the Everett and Athenaeum societies, and the official meeting minutes from 1888 to 1890. Additionally there are two copies of an invitation to a lecture presented by Professor Robert W. Rogers and hosted by the Everett Athenaeum, its subject being "the story of beginnings in the Old Testament, and in Babylonian literature." Also included is a ticket for a course of 1894,The Everett Athenaeum Lectures, as presented by Mr. Charles H. Adams.

Dates

  • 1888 - 1894

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

The collection is open for research use.

Copyright and Rights Information

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17)

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box and 1 volume)

Overview

The materials in this collection include the Constitution and By-Laws of the newly consolidated Everett Athenaeum society, which describes the officers and their duties, the election of officers and members, the rules of order, and the process for making amendments to the constitution.

Historical note

In 1889 the Everett Society merged with the Haverford Athenaeum to form the Everett-Athenaeum Society in an effort to increase waning student interest and membership, but attendance unfortunately did not increase. The new joint organization was open to the public, doing away with the previous exclusivity and competition. The loosened rules regarding membership and attendance changed the previously rigorous nature of the societies. The Everett-Athenaeum met for business meetings in Barclay Hall, and held literary meetings in Alumni Hall. Meetings seem to cease after March 28, 1890.

Arrangement

Items are arranged in chronological order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

  • HCQ. 003.002 Haverford Athenaeum records, 1858-1888
  • HCQ.003.003 Everett Society records, 1858-1993

Processing Information

Processed by Natalia Gutierrez-Jones; completed March 2016.
Title
Everett-Athenaeum records, 1888-1894
Author
Natalia Gutierrez-Jones
Date
March, 2016
Description rules
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