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Union Lyceum (Montgomery Co., Pa.) Records


Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

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The Union Lyceum, established 1875, was a literary society whose membership consisted primarily of members of the Society of Friends in the Ambler and Gwynedd area of Montgomery County, Pa. The meetings were held in members' homes and consisted of readings, recitation, and criticism. It was disbanded in 1891 due to lack of members, but held a reunion program in 1900.

Contains the minutes of the Union Lyceum, 1875-1900 (gap 1891-1900) and material relating to the 25th Anniversary in 1900.

The collection is divided into two series:

  1. Minutes
  2. 25th Anniversary

Donor: Gwynedd Monthly Meeting

The collection was deposited with the records of Gwyneed Monthly Meeting.

In 1991, this material was transferred from Gwynedd Monthly Meeting Records (RG 2) and catalogued separately as a collection in Record Group 4.

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Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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Collection Inventory

Minutes, 1875-1879.
Box 1
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Minutes, 1879-1890.
Box 1
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Minutes, 1890-1900, gap 1891-1900.
Box 1
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25th Anniversary, 5/19/1900.
Box 1

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