Jefferson Literary and Debating Society Documents Finding Aid

Identifier

FA100028

Date

Description

Registers and minutes for the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society, the debating society at the University of Virginia of which Woodrow Wilson was a member. Collection consists of scans taken from the society's Roll Book, 1856-1886 and Minute Book, 1875-1895.

Source

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

Contributor

Language

English

Descriptive Identification : Note

Only available online.

Biography or History

Scans relevant to Woodrow Wilson were done with permission while the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library held the Roll Book, 1856-1886 and Minute Book, 1875-1895 of the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society at the University of Virginia as protective stewards. The books have since been placed with the Small Library special collections at the University of Virginia.

Scope and Content

Only material relating to Woodrow Wilson, usually bearing his signature, was scanned from the two bound books from the period from September 1879 to December 1880.

Contents:

Identifier: WWP17244. Jefferson Literary and Debating Society Roll Book: List of members of the Jefferson Society for 1879-1880 and 1880-1881.
1879 September 1.

Identifier: WWP17245. Jefferson Literary and Debating Society Minute Book: Handwritten meeting minutes from the Jefferson Society at the University of Virginia.
1879 October 18.

Identifier: WWP17246. Jefferson Literary and Debating Society Minute Book: Handwritten meeting minutes from the Jefferson Society at the University of Virginia.
1879 October 25.

Identifier: WWP17247. Jefferson Literary and Debating Society Minute Book: Handwritten meeting minutes from the Jefferson Society at the University of Virginia.
1879 November 22.

Identifier: WWP17248. Jefferson Literary and Debating Society Minute Book: Handwritten meeting minutes from the Jefferson Society at the University of Virginia.
1879 November 29.

Identifier: WWP17249. Jefferson Literary and Debating Society Minute Book: Handwritten meeting minutes from the Jefferson Society at the University of Virginia.
1879 December 6.

Identifier: WWP17250. Jefferson Literary and Debating Society Minute Book: Handwritten meeting minutes from the Jefferson Society at the University of Virginia.
1879 December 13.

Identifier: WWP17251. Jefferson Literary and Debating Society Minute Book: Handwritten meeting minutes from the Jefferson Society at the University of Virginia.
1879 December 20.

Identifier: WWP17252. Jefferson Literary and Debating Society Minute Book: Handwritten meeting minutes from the Jefferson Society at the University of Virginia.
1880 January 3.

Identifier: WWP17253. Jefferson Literary and Debating Society Minute Book: Handwritten meeting minutes from the Jefferson Society at the University of Virginia.
1880 January 31.

Identifier: WWP17254. Jefferson Literary and Debating Society Minute Book: Handwritten meeting minutes from the Jefferson Society at the University of Virginia.
1880 February 6.

Identifier: WWP17255. Jefferson Literary and Debating Society Minute Book: Handwritten meeting minutes from the Jefferson Society at the University of Virginia.
1880 February 28.

Identifier: WWP17256. Jefferson Literary and Debating Society Minute Book: Handwritten meeting minutes from the Jefferson Society at the University of Virginia.
1880 March 6.

Identifier: WWP17257. Jefferson Literary and Debating Society Minute Book: Handwritten meeting minutes from the Jefferson Society at the University of Virginia. This excerpt notes the election of officers to the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society and Woodrow Wilson’s wish to introduce changes to its constitution.
1880 October 9.

Identifier: WWP17258. Jefferson Literary and Debating Society Minute Book: Handwritten meeting minutes from the Jefferson Society at the University of Virginia.
1880 October 16.

Identifier: WWP1724459. Jefferson Literary and Debating Society Minute Book: Handwritten meeting minutes from the Jefferson Society at the University of Virginia.
1880 October 23.

Identifier: WWP17260. Jefferson Literary and Debating Society Minute Book: Handwritten meeting minutes from the Jefferson Society at the University of Virginia.
1880 October 29.

Identifier: WWP17261. Jefferson Literary and Debating Society Minute Book: Handwritten meeting minutes from the Jefferson Society at the University of Virginia.
1880 November 6.

Identifier: WWP17262. Jefferson Literary and Debating Society Minute Book: Handwritten meeting minutes from the Jefferson Society at the University of Virginia.
1880 November 13.

Identifier: WWP17263. Jefferson Literary and Debating Society Minute Book: Handwritten meeting minutes from the Jefferson Society at the University of Virginia.
1880 November 20.

Identifier: WWP17264. Jefferson Literary and Debating Society Minute Book: Handwritten meeting minutes from the Jefferson Society at the University of Virginia. Woodrow Wilson reports on changes and revisions being done on the society’s constitution.
1880 November 27.

Identifier: WWP17265. Jefferson Literary and Debating Society Minute Book: Handwritten meeting minutes from the Jefferson Society at the University of Virginia. The minutes note that the society adopted a new preamble and considered various other electoral changes.
1880 December 4.

Identifier: WWP17266. Jefferson Literary and Debating Society Minute Book: Handwritten meeting minutes from the Jefferson Society at the University of Virginia.
1880 December 11.

Identifier: WWP17267. Jefferson Literary and Debating Society Minute Book: Handwritten meeting minutes from the Jefferson Society at the University of Virginia.
1880 December 17.

Files

JEFFERSON LITERARY AND DEBATING SOCIETY FINDING AID.pdf

Citation

Mark Edwin Peterson, “Jefferson Literary and Debating Society Documents Finding Aid,” 2019, FA100028, Jefferson Literary and Debating Society Records, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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