Pandeinic Society. Records, 1921-1927
Scope and Contents
The collection of Pandeinic Society records is small. There are minutes from 1921-1925. These contain information about the founding members of the society, about political aspects, orations, and debates. There is a credit book with information from 1919-1926 which lists members names and their activities related to the society, such as debates, orations, and essays. [When the society was founded, it was agreed that credits that had been earned by Eumenean Society members could be transferred to the Pandeinic Society. This explains why the information in the book dates from 1919 while the society was founded two years later.] There are treasurer's records from 1922-1926, covering all but the first and last few months of the society's activity. This book records payment of dues and other financial obligations. [Because this book was later used by the Eumenean Society, the original is housed with the Eumenean Society minutes of 1931-1935. There is a photocopy of the records with the Pandeinic collection.] There is also a folder of printed material containing a brief history of the society written in 1922. The information used was taken primarily from minutes of the society.
- Creation: 1921
- Pandeinic Society (Organization)
Biographical / Historical
The Pandeinic Society formed in 1921 when the Eumenean Society divided into two groups to encourage competition and interest. The Pandeinic Society stressed oratorical skills, and its members won many debating and oratorical honors. The success of the society was short-lived, however. In 1927, due to decreased membership and interest in the literary societies, the Pandeinic and Eumenean merged, keeping the name of the Eumenean Society. The name Pandeinic means all-skillful. The society's motto was "fit fabricando faber," meaning "a worker is made by working." The society's colors were lavender and white, and its emblem the acorn.
1.00 boxes (1 box)
The collection is organized into the following series: 1) Minutes; 2) Credit Book; 3) Treasurer's Book; 4) Printed Material.
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