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Taking the TownCollegiate and Community Culture in the Bluegrass, 1880-1917$

Kolan Thomas Morelock

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813125046

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813125046.001.0001

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(p.285) Appendixe A. Lexington Collegiate Literary Societies

(p.285) Appendixe A. Lexington Collegiate Literary Societies

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Transylvania/Kentucky University

Antebellum Male Societies

Transylvania Philosophical Society: 1805–1806 (?)

Union Philosophical Society: 1818–1840 (?)

Transylvania Whig Society: 1823–1842

Adelphi Society: 1837–1857

Franklin Society: 1861–1865

Philothean Society: 1861–1865 (attached to the Bible College with the inception of Kentucky University at the end of the Civil War; see below)

Postbellum Societies

Arts College

Cecropian Society (male): 1865–1919

Periclean Society (male): 1865–1919 (merged with Ossolia to become coed, 1919–1925 [?])

Ossolian Society (female): 1890–1895 (reorganized in 1896 as Cornelia), 1914–1919

Cornelia Society (female): 1896–1913 (?) (merged with Alethea into a new Ossolia in 1914)

Alethea Society (female): 1900–1913 (?) (merged with Cornelia into a new Ossolia in 1914)

Bible College

Philothean Society (male): 1861–1914 (?); defunct by 1915

Christomeathean Society (male): 1870–1878

Phileusebian Society (male): 1886–1914 (?); defunct by 1915

Theosebian Society (female): 1906–1910 (?); defunct by 1915

A&M College (of Kentucky University)

Union Society (male): 1869–1878 (continued at State College when A&M separated from Kentucky University; see below)

State College/State University (of Kentucky)

Union Society (male): 1869–early 1920s

Philosophian Society (female): 1882–late 1920s (?)

Patterson Society (male): 1886–1920s; sporadically through 1957 (?)

Neville Society (female): 1904–early 1920s

(p.286) Normal Department/College of Education

Normal Society (coed): 1890–1907

Horace Mann Society (coed): 1901 (?)–early 1920s

Roark Society (coed): 1905 (survived only a few months)