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Title: The Franklin Literary Society Minutes
Collection Number: DAR.1937.05
Creator: Franklin Literary Society (Pittsburgh, Pa.).

Collection Dates: 1906-1921
Extent: 2.0 volumes

Language: English

Literary societies were common among universities in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and professionals also formed these societies to promote learning among like-minded individuals. The Pittsburgh Chapter of the Franklin Literary Society is no exception, having originally been formed by prominent Pittsburgh intellectuals during the nineteenth century. The Franklin Literary Society Minutes consist of two volumes of minutes from 1906-1921. Included in the minutes are brief notes of visits to local institutions, such as the Allegheny Observatory, and comments about guest lecturers, their paper topics, and the ensuing discussions.