A History of The Eclectic Society of Phi Nu Theta, 1837–1970

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Wesleyan University Press, Sep 1, 2011 - Education - 208 pages
The definitive record of the history, lore, and lost secrets of the Eclectic Society at Wesleyan University from its inception in 1837 through a great period of upheaval in the 1960s. The Society was founded in 1837 at Wesleyan, making it one of the oldest college fraternal organizations in the United States.
 

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Contents

1 The Founding of the Eclectic Society of Phi Nu Theta
1
The First Decade
9
3 Eclectic in the 1850s
14
4 The Crisis of the 1860s
24
5 Eclectic in the 1870s
36
A House of Ones Own
40
7 Eclectic in the 1890s
45
A Temple Grander Lovelier
55
The Coming of the Great Change
124
Epilogue
141
Six Selected Songs of Phi Nu Theta
157
Founders Prize Laureates
168
Martin Prize Laureates
170
Rice Prize Laureates
172
List of Matrons
173
Professor Burton H Camps Address Billy Rice
174

The Great War
63
The Roaring Decade
70
11 Eclectic in the 1930s
82
The Crisis of World War II
90
13 Eclectic in the 1950s
103
Professor Burton H Camps Address Uncle Johnny
178
Notes
183
Bibliography
197
Index
199
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WILLIAM B.B. MOODY, a member of the Eclectic Society of Phi Nu Theta, graduated from Wesleyan University in 1959. He currently lives in Maryland, where he was the head of the foreign language department at Sandy Springs Friends School.

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