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Literary Societies. Euzelian and Philomathesian Societies Records

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Biographical and Historical Note

Both the Philomathezian and Euzelian Literary societies were organized on February 14, 1835, shortly after the beginning of the second session of Wake Forest Institute. Over time the societies had rooms in College buildings, decorated with chairs that included the clubs' Greek letters, banners, and books. Society members debated against and with each other. As of 2019, only the Euzelian Society is still in existence. Its mission is to "revive and sustain the intellectual culture of Wake Forest University by fostering a creative academic outlet for students."

Collection Inventory

  • Anniversary Proceedings (1872-1925) Box 1 Folder 1
  • Anniversary Record Book (1 oversize volume) (1854-1907) Volume 1
  • Marshall's Regalia Box 3
  • Society Day Records (1913 October 30-1924 November 3) Box 1 Folder 4
  • Society Day Programs (1921-1924) Box 1 Folder 5

Summary Information

Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Euzelian and Philomathesian Societies.
Literary Societies. Euzelian and Philomathesian Societies Records
Date [inclusive]
circa 1877-1923
8.0 linear feet  1 document box, 2 oversize boxes, 1 oversize volume

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives 2004
Revision Description
 Revised by Stephanie Bennett 2019
Access Restrictions
Collection is open. 
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Preferred Citation
Literary Societies. Euzelian and Philomathesian Societies Record (RG6.3), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. 

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The following collections and published materials are related to this collection:

  • Rodman, William B. An Address Delivered before the Two Literary Societies of Wake Forest College, 1846 June 19. Call number LD5721 W549 R6 1846
  • Saunders, Romulus M. Address delivered before The Two Literary Societies, 1852 June 9. Call number F254 S25 1852
  • Literary Societies. Euzelian Society Records (RG6.2)
  • Literary Societies. Philomathesian Society Records (RG6.1)

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