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Athenian Society, North Dakota Agricultural College
Athenian Society, North Dakota Agricultural College
TitleAthenian Society, North Dakota Agricultural College
Date of Original1920-01-27
DescriptionMembers of the Athenian Society pose for a group photograph.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectColleges & Universities
Social Life & Customs
Subject (LCTGM)Students
Stages (Platforms)
Organization NameNorth Dakota State University - Student life
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Negative NumberGPN 1878
Format of OriginalGlass negatives
Dimensions of Original13 x 18 cm.
Publisher of OriginalNorth Dakota Agricultural College (Fargo, N.D.)
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription"Athenian Society"
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title supplied by staff.
Biography/History"The Athenian Society first came into existence in College Hall at the North Dakota Agricultural College, on the 14th day of October, 1892. Its purpose concisely given in the words of the preamble 'Shall be general literary culture, and the improvement of its members in the art of composition, oratory and parliamentary practice.'" In 1896, due to the increase of students, it was necessary to create another literary society to accommodate all who were interested, so, on February 28, 1896, The Philomathian, was created. "Naturally a friendly rivalry sprang up between the two and has caused each one to exert itself to out-do the other in the quality of work. To encourage these efforts President Worst and Dr. Hinebauch offered a gold and silver medal as first and second prizes ti the be best declaimers, the winners to be determined as an annual contest between representatives from each society."
Bibliographic Reference(The Spectrum, June 15, 1899, pp. 132-133)
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, University Archives
Repository CollectionNDSU University Archives Glass Negative Collection
Credit LineUniversity Archives, NDSU, Fargo (GPN 1878)
Rights ManagementCopyright held by the University Archives.
Digital IDua000600
Original Sourceglass negative
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