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Hesperia Literary Society Records, 1907-1941

Collection Overview

Title: Hesperia Literary Society Records, 1907-1941


Creator: Hesperia Literary Society (1907-1941)

Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet

Languages: English [eng]


Student literary society at the University of North Dakota, 1907-1941

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Hesperia Literary Society Records consist of two copies of the 1920 Constitution, one of which is imprinted "LIBRARY-UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA" and contains a set of amendments adopted April 18, 1923 in an envelope affixed to the back cover. The other constitution is unmarked and contains the same amendments bound into the volume.

Also included is a ledger dated 1916-October 1934, which contains society minutes, membership rosters and competition results. Pages 279-290 and 293-300 are missing. Included in the ledger are three pieces of correspondence from Hesperia alumni: two letters from North Dakota Governor George Shafer and one from Hillsboro attorney Charles H. Shafer, all dated May 1931.

Several photocopied historical documents are also included, dating from 1907-1941. They include articles regarding the organization's origins, events, and several yearbook entries. The articles are from the Dakota Student newspaper and the Dacotah annual.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.

Acquisition Method: Donation; the acquisition records are unavailable.

Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Hesperia Literary Society Records.  OGLMC 125, Box #, Folder #.  Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid migrated to Archon in January 2014.

Other URL: http://library.und.edu/holdings.php?id=ODIN_ALEPH008180902

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Folder 1: Two bound editions of the Hesperia Literary Society Constitution, 1920, and Amendments, 1923Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Ledger containing meeting minutes, membership rosters and competition results, 1916-1934Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Photocopied historical documents, 1907-1941Add to your cart.