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

Community Presence

Collegiate Literary Societies in Gilded Age Lexington

(p.109) Chapter Four Community Presence
Taking the Town

Kolan Thomas Morelock

University Press of Kentucky

The second annual intercollegiate state oratorical competition was, like that of the previous year, anticipated and attended by several college students and well-wishers at the Lexington Opera House. The Kentucky Leader, which was one of those that provided detailed coverage of the events of the competition, ended its description by illustrating how the Kentucky Chautauqua Assembly was already inviting many regional colleges to compete in an oratorical contest in June 1889. In 1887, various efforts were seen in mobilization in terms of organizing, implementing, advocating, and providing rewards to a wider scale of collegiate oratory as several different schools were invited to participate. This chapter attempts to look into collegiate literary societies as these moved towards the Gilded Age.

Keywords:   Gilded Age, oratorical competition, Kentucky Leader, collegiate oratory

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