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Class of 1876 Debate, 1939-1940
Collection Description & Creator Information
This collection contains minutes and records of the Governing Council and other central officers of the society; correspondence, addresses and colloquia of the Whig-Clio's Speakers Program; correspondence and other material documenting the activities of the Debate Panel and Woodrow Wilson Honorary Debate Panel; records of Whig-Clio subsidiary organizations, specifically the Senate (documents from 1936-1962, still active), the Film Program (documents from 1966, ejected from society 1986), the Madison Debating Society (documents from 1940-1954, defunct), the Speakers' Bureau (documents from 1928-1965, defunct), the Bureau, the Nassau Lit (documents from 1908-1949), and the International Relations Council.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
In the process of organizing the Whig-Clio records, several items were discarded, including appointment books for the use of Whig Hall and letters to and from individuals who declined the society's invitation to come speak. In addition, the researcher should be aware that the arrangement in this collection does not necessarily reflect the original order in which Whig-Clio maintained its records. As a student organization, there was very little consistency from year to year within the organization as to how it maintained its records and what it decided to keep and record. Also, the attempt in 1975 to organize these records did not give sufficient regard to provenance and order.
Some material that duplicated existing records was separated from Series 13 at the time it was donated in 2017. Separated material includes copies of "The Whig-Clio Register," "The Halls: A Brief History of the American Whig-Cliosophic Society" by Wallace Williamson, and The Constitution of the American Whig-Cliosophic Society.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
Collection is open for research use.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
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- Credit this material:
Class of 1876 Debate; Princeton University Archives Collection on the American Whig-Cliosophic Society, AC023, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript LibrarySeeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 13