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The Excelsior

Identifier: HCL-003-006

Scope and Contents

Vol. 1, no. 5, 4th month 8th, 1854. Contents include poetry and prose on topics such as slavery in the United States, a Jewish legend, Robin Hood, and female influence.


  • Creation: 1854

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Historical note

The Lyceum was founded 10th month 25, 1853 by members of the class of 1856. It disbanded soon after their graduation, but was influential in the founding of the Athenaeum, which was founded in 1855.

The Lyceum was a literary society that hosted discussions and readings. They published The Excelsior monthly.


.01 linear ft. (1 volume)

Language of Materials



Literary magazine published in 1854 by the Haverford Lyceum.


Single issue


Gift of B.W. Beesley, May 1906.

Related Materials

HCQ.003.010 Haverford Euethean Association records HCQ.003.001 Haverford Loganian Society records

Processing Information

Processed by Lauryn White and Sarah Horowitz, completed November 2020

The Excelsior!
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