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The Octagon records

Identifier: HC.MC-975-09-020

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one volume of minutes from "The Octagon," a society in Philadelphia, Pennslyvania. It also includes a role book of its members in the back.


  • Creation: 1892-1894


Use Restrictions

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

Historical Note

There is not much information known about this organization. The minute book begins in 1892, and ends in 1894, stating that the group had decided to form a new society rather than expand the Octagon. It is unknown whether this new society was formed, or what its name was, if so. The first minutes in the book state that the meetings "should not be formal, but free and easy affairs." The meetings consisted of presentations of various kinds, including poetry and other readings. The group was a mixed gender organization.


0.063 linear ft. (1 volume)

Language of Materials



Gift of C. Wilfred Congrad, 1961.

Processing Information

Processed by Mary A. Crauderueff; completed November 2015.

The Octagon records, 1892-1894
Mary A. Crauderueff
November 2015
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