Union Literary Society
Centenary College of Louisiana’s Union Literary Society formed in 1842. This organization (and Centenary’s other literary society, the Franklin Institute) were described in the college’s course catalog dated 1845-1846: “These [societies] are of great utility to young men acquiring a liberal education — improving them in the art of public speaking, making them in some degree familiar with the proceedings of deliberative bodies, and cultivating systematic business habits. Each has a convenient hall and well selected library.”
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
This collection consists of programs for exhibitions presented by student literary societies at Centenary College of Louisiana. Included are programs for joint exhibitions of the Union Literary Society and Franklin Institute (1856 March 7; 1856 July 29; 1883 June 5). Also included are programs for exhibitions of the Lafayette Society (1856 April 19) and Eclectic Literary Institute (1859 July 27).
Collection consists of a financial record book for the Union Literary Society at Centenary College of Louisiana. The book includes fees and fines paid by society members as well as expenses paid by the society. Also included are two receipts (1888-1889).