Classical Club records, 1910 - 1944
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- Duke University. Classical Club
- The Classical Club, founded in 1910, was a social academic club for male students and faculty of Trinity College (now Duke University). Female students joined the club in 1924. The club promoted interest in the language, literature, and art of ancient Greek and Roman cultures. Materials include minutes, constitutions, bylaws, a sketch, calendars, membership lists, correspondence, a draft of a paper, and clippings. Major subjects include Trinity College history, Duke University history, student groups, male college students, study of classical languages and appreciation of classical literature. Materials range in date from 1910 to 1944. English.
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- University Archives Record Group:
- 31 -- Student/Campus Life
31 -- Student/Campus Life > 09 -- Student Organizations – Art and Literature
- Scope and content:
The Classical Club records include minutes, constitutions, bylaws, a sketch, calendars, membership lists, correspondence, a draft of a paper, and clippings. Major subjects include Trinity College history, Duke University history, student groups, male college students, study of classical languages and appreciation of classical literature. Materials range in date from 1910 to 1944.
- Biographical / historical:
The Classical Club was a social academic club composed of students interested in Greek and Latin language and culture. The exact date of the founding of the club is unknown. In May, 1910, there were ten members of the club. The group presented papers at bimonthly meetings, placed classical studies titles in the libraries, arranged panel discussions, and hosted visiting lecturers. One well-publicized event was a meeting where Professor A. R. Anderson of Duke University presented a paper on Virgil to commemorate the bimillennium of the poet's birth.
In 1924, the Parthenon Club of Trinity College, a women's club also interested in the classics, joined the men's Classical Club. In 1927, more women interested in classical studies created the Forum Club, and held joint meetings with the Classical Club. The Classical Club continued to be active at Duke University until sometime after 1944.
- Acquisition information:
- The Classical Club Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1976.
- Processing information:
Processed by Emily Glenn
Completed January 2003
Encoded by Jill Katte, September 2003
Updated by Kimberly Sims, October 2010
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- Male college students -- United States -- North Carolina -- Durham
College students -- Societies, etc. -- North Carolina -- Durham
Classical literature -- Study and teaching
Classical literature -- Appreciation -- United States
Classical languages -- Study and teaching
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- Duke University -- Students -- Societies, etc.
Duke University -- History
Duke University -- Societies, etc.
Trinity College (Durham, N.C.) -- Students
Duke University. Classical Club
Trinity College (Durham, N.C.) -- History
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