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A Guide to the Farr Literary Society Records

Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
March 2005

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Farr Literary Society (University of Florida)
Title: Farr Literary Society Records
Dates: 1925-1934
Abstract: The Farr Literary Society's constitution, minutes, correspondence, and programs.
Extent: 0.01 Linear feet. 3 folders.
Identification: Ms Coll. 59
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

The Farr Literary Society was named for the founder Dr. James Marion Farr. Established around 1919 for the expressed purposes of cultivating interest in literary and cultural activities, the society was open to all students registered in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida. Topics for debate included contemporary literature, politics, and morals. The society, in conjunction with other campus organizations, often arranged for guest speakers, including such popular literary figures as Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, to appear before the student body. In 1932 the society became a member of the University of Florida Debate Council.

Scope and Content

Records include constitution, minutes, correspondence, and banquet programs.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Farr Literary Society Records, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

University of Florida -- Societies, etc.

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