The College Literary Society: The Athenian Society of Indiana University During the Nineteenth Century

Main Article Content

James D. Gieser

Abstract

The college literary society was one of the first extracurricular activities of the early American colleges. It was a student-created space where members gathered to explore intellectual concerns, refine oratory skills, and enjoy social companionship. This article investigates these societies in order to broaden our understanding of student life both historically and today. The article focuses specifically on the Athenian Society of Indiana University as an illustrative case.

Article Details

How to Cite
Gieser, J. (2010). The College Literary Society: The Athenian Society of Indiana University During the Nineteenth Century. Journal of the Student Personnel Association at Indiana University, 5-16. Retrieved from //scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/jiuspa/article/view/4998
Section
Articles