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Finding-Aid for the Hermaen/Phi Sigma Societies Collection (MUM00568)

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Descriptive Summary
Hermaen/Phi Sigma Societies
Hermaen/Phi Sigma Societies Collection.
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Materials in:
Collection contains society pins, medallions, programs, correspondence, speeches, invitations, minutes, and ledgers related to the Phi Sigma and Hermaen Society. Items were created 1857-1934.
5 boxes.
J-6 (1 box) & O-5 (4 oversized boxes).
Repository :
The University of Mississippi
J.D. Williams Library
Department of Archives and Special Collections
P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848, USA
Phone: 662.915.7408
Fax: 662.915.5734
Cite as:
Hermaen/Phi Sigma Societies Collection (MUM00568). The Department of Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi.

Scope and Contents Note
Collection contains society pins, medallions, programs, correspondence, speeches, invitations, minutes, and ledgers related to the Phi Sigma and Hermaen Society. Items were created 1857-1934.

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Index Terms
University of Mississippi -- History

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1. Phi Sigma Society Pin of Thomas Benjamin Kennedy, enrolled in university in 1857. Kennedy later served as Captain in Confederate States Army. Pin was donated by Mr. Kennedy's granddaughter, Mrs. Frances Avery of Vaiden, Mississippi.

2. Phi Sigma Society Pin of Edwin Chafin Davidson of Lafayette County, Mississippi, after his initiation into the society on November 30, 1850. Pin was presented to University in 1962 by Miss Sara Davidson and her sister of Dallas, Texas, granddaughters of original owner. Mr. Davidson entered the University in 1850 and was graduated in 1854 as a minister and teacher.

3. Phi Sigma Medallion presented to R. Malcolm Guess in 1910.

4. Sophomore Declamation program, 4 July 1859.

5. A. L. S. Augustus Powell, Oxford, to "My Dear Sister," 6 May 1860.

6. Junior Exhibition program, 26 June 1866.

7. Oscar Bledsoe oration "The Hopes and Duties of the Present Hour," before Phi Sigma and Hermaean societies at UM, 1866.

8. George Humphreys address "A Light in Our Gloom," delivered upon the anniversary of the Phi Sigma society, 5 May 1868.

9. Sophomore Prize Declamation program, 24 June 1872.

10. Junior Exhibition program, 27 June 1871.

11. Phi Sigma Prize Declamation program, 22 June 1872.

12. Phi Sigma Annual Meeting program, 24 June 1872.

13. Phi Sigma Meeting program, 23 June 1873.

14. Phi Sigma Freshman Prize Declamation program, 20 June 1874.

15. Phi Sigma Annual Meeting program, 22 June 1874.

16. Junior Exhibition program, 23 June 1874.

17. Phi Sigma Society 26th Annual Meeting program, 21 June 1875.

18. Junior Exhibition, 22 June 1875.

19. Invitation to 27th Anniversary of Hermaean Society, 14 April 1876.

20. Hermaean Ball Dance Card, 22 February 1878.

21. Invitation to Phi Sigma Freshman Prize Declamation, 25 June 1881.

22. Program from Joint Debate between Hermaean and Phi Sigma Societies, 1883.

23. Program from Phi Sigma Freshman Declamation, 19 June 1886.

24. Invitation to 40th Anniversary of Phi Sigma Society, 1889.

25. Invitation to 40th Anniversary of Hermaean Literary Society, 1889.

26. Invitation to 45th Anniversary celebration of Hermaean Society, 1894.

27. Constitution of Phi Sigma and Hermaean Societies, 24 March 1900.

BOXES 2 & 3

Minutes of the Hermaean Society, 1887-1924. Two volumes.

BOXES 3 & 4

Ledgers of the Phi Sigma Society: 1849-1867, 1867-1881, 1903-1907, 1910-1921, 1921-1934. Five volumes.