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Calliopean Society records


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

The Calliopean Society is a literary and debating society founded at Yale College in 1819. Its name refers to Calliope, the muse of Epic Poetry. A literary society of the same name is said to have been formed in Bermuda in 1790 by George Tucker, at that time under the tutelage of Josiah Meigs, who later became Professor of Moral Philosophy at Yale.

This collection is comprised of the correspondence related to the society, "The Constitution of the Calliopean Society" (1822), and original handwritten meeting minutes.


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed January 2016.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
January 2016
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Correspondence, Undated, 1953.
Box 7 Folder 1
Box 7 Folder 2

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