Haverford Euethean Association records
Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041
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The Haverford Euethean Association was founded in the fall of 1855 and lasted about three years. The Association's objective was the promotion of good morals; specifically promoting the maintenance of order, obedience to rules, harmony among students, mutual respect between instructors and scholars, and discouragement of selfish and objectionable habits. Its motto was "Mens sibi conscia recti." It was not a literary society; there were no exercises or consistent weekly meetings. The members, sometimes referred to as 'the moralists,' attempted to investigate offenders of college law and reinstate discipline at the school. The society eventually dissolved in part because it had succeeded in reforming the lax state of discipline that inspired its formation, and in part due to the graduation of its founding members.
This collection includes various addresses and lectures delivered to the Haverford Euethean Association. In chronological order, the contents are: an address delivered before the Haverford Euethean Association by Joseph G. Harlan (February 20th, 1856); a lecture delivered before the Euethean Association of Haverford College by Robert Pearsall Smith (October 31, 1856); a collection of Euethean Addresses from the Everett Society Library (1857); a collection of addresses delivered before the Haverford Euethean Association (1856-1857, 1859); a collection of addresses delivered before the Haverford Euethean Association (1856-1861); an address by Cyrus Mendenhall delivered before the Haverford Euethean Association (1857); and an address delivered before the Haverford Euethean Association by James J. Levick, M.D. (March 27th, 1857). The three bound collections contain the same three addresses to the Haverford Euethean Association. The latter two of these three collections also contain various non-Euethean materials, such as an address to the Loganian Society, Alumni Association publications, and other Haverford College history. The subject of the addresses generally pertains to the Association's mission to improve morality and student-teacher relationships at Haverford College.
The materials are arranged in chronological order.
Processed by Natalia Gutierrez-Jones; completed March, 2016.
- Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- Natalia Gutierrez-Jones
- Finding Aid Date
- March, 2016
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).
This volume was a part of the Library of the Everett Society.
The 1859 address was delivered before the Loganian Society, not the Haverford Euethean Association.
This volume appears to be a personal collection of Haverford history belonging to James Taylor. As well as containing the addresses to the Haverford Euethean Association, this volume is bound with miscellaneous documents including one address to the Loganian Society, a poem read before the Alumni Association, the orders of public examinations and the exhibition at Haverford College, the order of exercises for Commencement, adapted Shakespeare verses about Haverford, and the constitution and bylaws of the Alumni Association. These related materials compose the later years of the date range.