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Adelphian Society records, A1022

Identifier: A1022

Scope and Contents

This is a collection of records from Colgate's Adelphian Society dating back to 1840. It contains meeting minutes and schedules, financial records including donations and purchases for the society Library, as well as the society's Constitution and correspondence.


  • Creation: 1840-1883

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Historical note

The Adelphian Society was a literary society that formed in 1840 at Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution, which later becaume Colgate University. In 1880, The Adelphian Society became the Greek Letter society Beta Theta Pi. Beta Theta Pi currently has a Chapter house on Broad Street in Hamilton, New York.


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Related Materials

The Adelphian Society's rival organization: A1023, Aeonian Society records, Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries.

An important annual event for the Adelphian and Aeonian Societies: A1206, Colgate University Junior Exhibition program collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries.

Guide to the Adelphian Society records
Sharlene Disla, Lisa King, and Allyson Smally
July 27, 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries Repository

13 Oak Drive
Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology
Colgate University
Hamilton New York 13346 United States US
315-228-7934 (Fax)