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Student Organizations. Wake Forest Scientific Society Records

Finding Aid & Inventory

The Wake Forest Scientific Society began in 1891 and possibly disbanded around 1903. The Student Scientific Society began in 1912 and continued through to 1913, at least. This collection contains a single meeting minutes ledger book that documents the two groups. Both organization's notes contain constitutions, some information about members, and meeting notes.

Biographical and Historical Note

The Wake Forest Scientific Society began in 1891 and possibly disbanded around 1903. The group met monthly, though not all months are accounted for in the meeting minutes ledger. William Louis Poteat was the first president of the organization and the group seems to consist mostly of faculty members.

The Student Scientific Society began in 1912 and continued through to 1913, at least. The organization's first president was E. D. Johnson.

Collection Overview

This collection contains a single meeting minutes ledger book that documents both the Wake Forest Scientific Society (1891-1903?) and the Student Scientific Society (1912-1913?). Both organization's notes contain constitutions, some information about members, and meeting notes.

Collection Inventory

  • Record Book (1891-1903, 1912-1913) box 1 folder 1

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Creator
Wake Forest Scientific Society (Wake Forest, N.C.)
Title
Student Organizations. Wake Forest Scientific Society Records
ID
RG8.10
Date
1891-1903, 1912-1913
Quantity
1 half-document box
Extent
0.21  Linear Feet

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, 2004
Revision Description
Revised by Stephanie Bennett, 2017, 2019, 2021
Access Restrictions
This collection is open for use. 
Preferred Citation
Student Organizations. Wake Forest Scientific Society Records (RG8.10), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. 

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