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Collection Number: 40152

Collection Title: Dialectic Society of the University of North Carolina Records, 1795-1964

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Size 36.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 2000 items)
Abstract The Dialectic Society was the first of two literary societies formed in 1795, the year the University of North Carolina opened. Throughout the nineteenth century, nearly all students were members of one of these societies. Students from the eastern portion of the state tended to belong to the Philanthropic Society and those from the western portion to the Dialectic Society. The societies provided literary and oratorical training, and exercised many of the functions of student government. They also acquired books and developed extensive libraries. In 1886, the societies merged their libraries into the university library. Records of the Dialectic Society include minutes, inaugural addresses of society presidents, commencement addresses, debates, bills and resolutions, correspondence, committee records, treasurer's records, membership records, the constitution and bylaws, library catalogs and circulation records, and publicity records. Correspondence concerns requests for portraits, library book orders, invitations to deliver addresses, and financial matters. Committee records include records of the building, catalog, Confederate repository and records, dance, debate, executive, library, membership, portraits, properties, publicity, radio, renovations, room, query, ways and means, and special committees.
Creator University of North Carolina (1793-1962). Dialectic Society.
Language English
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[Identification of item], in the Dialectic Society of the University of North Carolina Records #40152, University Archives, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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  • Reel 1: Series 1. Volumes 1-6
  • Reel 2: Series 1. Volumes 7-9
  • Reel 3: Series 1. Volumes 10-12
  • Reel 4: Series 1. Volumes 13-15
  • Reel 5: Series 1. Volumes 16-18
  • Reel 6: Series 1. Volumes 19-21
  • Reel 7: Series 1. Volumes 22-26
  • Reel 8: Series 1. Volumes 27-29
  • Reel 9: Subseries 2.1. Reports of the Archivist and Author names: Adams-Baskerville
  • Reel 10: Subseries 2.1. Author names: Battle-Coleman
  • Reel 11: Subseries 2.1. Author names: Colton-F
  • Reel 12: Subseries 2.1. Author names: G-Holt
  • Reel 13: Subseries 2.1. Author names: Hooper-L
  • Reel 14: Subseries 2.1. Author names: M
  • Reel 15: Subseries 2.1. Author names: N-R
  • Reel 16: Subseries 2.1. Author names: S
  • Reel 17: Subseries 2.1. Author names: T-Z
  • Reel 18: Subseries 2.2. Folders 1-7
  • Reel 19: Subseries 2.3. Folders 1-10
  • Reel 20: Subseries 2.3. Folders 11-18
  • Reel 21: Subseries 3.1.-3.5.
  • Reel 22: Subseries 3.6. Folder 1 and Volumes 1-8
  • Reel 23: Subseries 3.6. Volumes 9-15
  • Reel 24: Subseries 3.7.-3.14. Folders 1-4
  • Reel 25: Subseries 3.14. Folders 5-7 and Volumes 1-8
  • Reel 26: Subseries 3.15.-3.26.
  • Reel 27: Series 6.
  • Reel 28: Subseries 7.1. Volumes 1-8
  • Reel 29: Subseries 7.2. Volumes 1-3
  • Reel 30: Subseries 7.2. Volumes 4-8
Acquisitions Information
Received from the Dialectic Society, the Dialectic and Philanthropic Joint Senate, and the Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies Foundation, 1945-2008.
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The University of North Carolina opened its doors on 15 January 1795. The first recorded meeting of its student Debating Society occurred less than five months later, on 3 June 1795. Undoubtedly, Tutor Charles W. Harris had some influence on its creation, since he had attended the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University) and was familiar with the Whig Society there. Thirty-one members pledged to abide by the laws of the Debating Society. However, at its third meeting, on 25 June 1795, a motion was made to divide into two separate societies. Voting on the motion was postponed for a week; and at a meeting on 2 July, a vote was taken, the motion passed, and a second society was created. It was called the Concord Society. The records of the societies do not reveal why the division was made. Historians have suggested that it may have been because of political differences, or disagreement over the powers of the Censor Morum (the Debating Society officer who inspected the conduct and morals of the members), or simply a desire to provide more frequent opportunities for debate. The following year both societies changed their names to the Greek equivalents. The Debating Society became the Dialectic Society on 25 August 1796, and on 29 August 1796 the Concord Society became the Philanthropic Society.

In his History of the University of North Carolina, Kemp P. Battle wrote, "The Fundamental Laws, afterward called Constitution, and the course of proceedings of the two societies were much alike. In the Concord for a short while new members could be admitted by a majority vote. . . I notice no other material differences, and I make no further distinction between the two in endeavoring to reproduce their action." The stated goals of both societies were the cultivation of friendship and the promotion of useful knowledge. The latter included development of the members' debating skill, writing style, and knowledge of parliamentary rules. Officers of the societies included a president; a clerk; a treasurer; a censor morum; and two correctors, who reviewed the members' compositions. The censor morum, whose powers were more restricted than those of the Debating Society officer, was later replaced by a vice-president.

Members were divided into three classes; and alternately at each meeting one class read, another composed, and the third spoke. Reading meant reading aloud a passage from an author, while speaking (or declaiming) meant reciting from memory a passage from a famous speech. Those composing had to read aloud short essays they had written. Meetings were held once a week (later, twice a week). In addition to the three activities described above, each meeting included a debate, in which two of the members would argue a predetermined question. The societies awarded diplomas, and although not an academic diploma, a society diploma was a distinct honor conferred on a member who was well respected and had performed his society duties outstandingly.

In support of their activities, the societies acquired, by gift and purchase, extensive library and portrait collections. For the most part, books were purchased from funds provided by dues and fees imposed on the members. Eventually, the societies' combined libraries became larger than the university library. According to Kemp P. Battle, "as early as 1835 there were about 6,000 well-selected books in the two, probably the best collection in the State." By 1875, the Dialectic Society alone had amassed 6,943 volumes. In 1886, the two societies merged their library holdings into the university's collection.

Until 1848, the societies met in their libraries, which were on the third floor of South Building. The additions to Old East and Old West completed in 1848 included new quarters for the societies--the Dialectic in Old West and the Philanthropic in Old East. In 1860, the societies moved to chambers in New East and New West.

By virtue of their concern with the conduct of their members, the societies also functioned as the campus student government for over a century and were instrumental in the development of the Honor System. Bad conduct by one member was thought to reflect on the entire society. The societies imposed fines for various offenses, and it was not uncommon for them to impeach members for repeated or excessive misconduct. Around 1890, the faculty, interested in fostering student self-government, began to refer cases of cheating to the societies. But, by 1910, the societies' disciplinary role in cases of cheating, hazing, and numerous other offenses had been assumed by the Student Council (established in 1904 as the University Council).

Throughout most of the university's history, membership in the societies was voluntary; and new members were admitted by a vote of the old members. Nevertheless, until the twentieth century, almost the entire student body belonged to one of the two societies. Generally though not exclusively, students from the eastern portion of the state joined the Philanthropic Society and those from the western portion joined the Dialectic Society. This practice may grown out of the early sectional rivalry between east and west.

The societies disbanded during Reconstruction, when the university was closed. But following the university's reopening in 1875, they reorganized and flourished. In 1885, a resolution of the Board of Trustees required all enrolled students, "except medical, law, and students taking postgraduate or special courses, and such as may be specially excused by the faculty," to belong to one of the societies. This action resulted from the urging of University President Kemp P. Battle and the faculty, who wanted to foster the societies' disciplinary function. By 1895, however, the university had dropped this membership requirement; the course catalog published in that year states that "although membership in the societies is entirely optional, yet it is earnestly recommended by the faculty."

In 1919, the Philanthropic Society reorganized itself according to the plan of the General Assembly of North Carolina and became the Philanthropic Assembly. In 1924, the Dialectic Society reorganized as the Dialectic Senate. Over the next several decades, more and more student groups emerged to vie for members; and by the mid-1950s, membership in both societies had declined to an alarming level. In 1959, in an effort to ensure continuation of the organizations, the Senate and the Assembly merged into the Dialectic and Philanthropic Joint Senate.

More detailed information on the history of the Dialectic and Philanthropic societies will be found in the following sources:

Battle, Kemp P. History of the University of North Carolina, 2 volumes, 1907, 1912.

McLean, Hallie S. "The History of the Dialectic Society, 1795-1860" (Thesis, M.A.), University of North Carolina, 1949.

Murphy, Evangeline Burbank. "The Growth of the Library of the Philanthropic Society at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1797-1822" (Thesis, M.S.L.S.), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1979.

York, Maurice C. "The Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies' Efforts at Library Development at the University of North Carolina, 1875-1906" (Thesis, M.S.L.S.), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1977.

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Records of the Dialectic Society of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., include minutes, inaugural addresses of society presidents, commencement addresses, debates, bills and resolutions, correspondence, committee records, treasurer's records, membership records, the constitution and bylaws, library catalogs and circulation records, and publicity records. Correspondence concerns requests for portraits, library book orders, invitations to deliver addresses, and financial matters. Committee records include records of the building, catalog, Confederate repository and records, dance, debate, executive, library, membership, portraits, properties, publicity, radio, renovations, room, query, ways and means, and special committees.

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1. Minutes, 1795-1957.
2. Addresses/Debates, Bills/Resolutions, and Correspondence, 1795-1959 and undated.
2.1. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1957 and undated.
2.1.1. Reports of the Archivist, 1811-1919.
2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834.
2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868.
2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899.
2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918.
2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957.
2.2. Bills/Resolutions, 1803-1959 and undated.
2.3. Correspondence, 1797-1956.
3. Committee Records, 1796-1956.
3.1. Building Committee Records, 1847-1856?.
3.2. Catalogue Committee Records, 1885-1888.
3.3. Censor Morum Records, 1910-1923.
3.4. Clerk's (or Recorder's) Records, 1863-1868, 1937-1943.
3.5. Confederate Repository Committee Records, 1866-1867.
3.6. Constitution Committee Records, 1797-1956.
3.7. Corrector's Records, 1846?, 1858, 1866-1867, 1882-1883.
3.8. Critic's Records, 1935-1949.
3.9. Dance Committee Records, 1940-1943.
3.10. Debate Committee Records, 1940-1943, 1951.
3.11. Di/Phi Committee Records, 1814-1955.
3.12. Entertainment Committee Records, 1935, 1940, 1949-1950.
3.13. Executive Committee Records, 1942, 1949-1951.
3.14. Finance Committee Records, 1813-1956.
3.15. Library Committee Records, 1796?-1956.
3.16. Membership Committee Records, 1940-1956.
3.17. Portrait Committee, 1945-1956.
3.18. Properties Committee Records, 1949-1956.
3.19. Publicity Committee Records, 1940-1950.
3.20. Radio Committee Records, 1940, 1942.
3.21. Renovations Committee Records, 1949-1955.
3.22. Room Committee Records, 1818.
3.23. Senate Relations Committee Records, 1949-1956.
3.24. Query Committee Records, 1852-1892.
3.25. Ways and Means Committee Records, 1934-1956.
3.26. Special Committees Records, 1835-1953.
4. Treasurer's Records, 1807-1952.
4.1. Members' Accounts, 1807-1952.
4.2. Day Books, 1818-1907.
4.3. Fine Books, 1848-1947.
4.4. Receipts, 1804-1929.
5. Membership Records, 1841-1964.
5.1. Catalogs of Members, 1841-1956.
5.2. Roll Books, 1908-1962.
5.3. Certificates and Diplomas, 1814, 1964.
6. Constitution and Bylaws, 1818-1949.
7. Library Records, 1824-1887? and undated.
7.1. Catalogs of Books, 1833-1887? and undated.
7.2. Circulation Records, 1824-1886.
8. Publicity Records, 1941-1960.

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Arrangement: Chronological.

This series contains the secretary's (or clerk's or recorder's) records of the society's meetings. In addition to information on business matters and debates, the minutes contain scattered library lists, constitutions, membership lists, and committee reports. Some lists, constitutions, and reports are of a later date than the minutes. In so far as possible, bills, resolutions, and addresses have been removed and filed as separate series.

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June 1795-March 1798 #40152, Series: "1. Minutes, 1795-1957." SV-40152/1

Minutes for 1795-1796 are published in R.D.W. Connor's A Documentary History of the University of North Carolina, 1776-1799,

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November 1796-April 1799 #40152, Series: "1. Minutes, 1795-1957." SV-40152/2

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April 1798-May 1804 #40152, Series: "1. Minutes, 1795-1957." SV-40152/3

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May 1804-March 1812 #40152, Series: "1. Minutes, 1795-1957." SV-40152/4

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March 1812-November 1818 #40152, Series: "1. Minutes, 1795-1957." SV-40152/5

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November 1818-October 1826 #40152, Series: "1. Minutes, 1795-1957." SV-40152/6

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October 1826-May 1833 #40152, Series: "1. Minutes, 1795-1957." SV-40152/7

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May 1833-September 1838 #40152, Series: "1. Minutes, 1795-1957." SV-40152/8

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September 1838-October 1844 #40152, Series: "1. Minutes, 1795-1957." SV-40152/9

Includes membership lists for 1876-1877.

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October 1844-October 1851 #40152, Series: "1. Minutes, 1795-1957." SV-40152/10

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October 1851-August 1856 #40152, Series: "1. Minutes, 1795-1957." SV-40152/11

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August 1856-May 1867 #40152, Series: "1. Minutes, 1795-1957." SV-40152/12

Digital version: Dialectic Society Minutes, 25 and 26 September 1857

Documenting the American South

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June 1867-June 1868, September 1875-October 1878 #40152, Series: "1. Minutes, 1795-1957." SV-40152/13

July 1868-August 1875 minutes do not exist because the university was closed February 1871-September 1875.

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October 1878-March 1883 #40152, Series: "1. Minutes, 1795-1957." SV-40152/14

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March 1883-November 1885 #40152, Series: "1. Minutes, 1795-1957." SV-40152/15

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November 1885-October 1889 #40152, Series: "1. Minutes, 1795-1957." SV-40152/16

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October 1889-February 1895 #40152, Series: "1. Minutes, 1795-1957." SV-40152/17

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February 1895-February 1905 #40152, Series: "1. Minutes, 1795-1957." SV-40152/18

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February 1905-May 1913 #40152, Series: "1. Minutes, 1795-1957." SV-40152/19

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September 1913-February 1926 #40152, Series: "1. Minutes, 1795-1957." SV-40152/20

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March 1926-May 1939 #40152, Series: "1. Minutes, 1795-1957." SV-40152/21

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January 1927-March 1927 #40152, Series: "1. Minutes, 1795-1957." Folder 1

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1940-1946 #40152, Series: "1. Minutes, 1795-1957." Folder 2

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1947-1949 #40152, Series: "1. Minutes, 1795-1957." Folder 3

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1950 #40152, Series: "1. Minutes, 1795-1957." Folder 4

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1951 #40152, Series: "1. Minutes, 1795-1957." Folder 5

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1952-1955 #40152, Series: "1. Minutes, 1795-1957." Folder 6-7

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1956-1957 #40152, Series: "1. Minutes, 1795-1957." Folder 8

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Synopsis of Minutes, 1826-1829, 1838, 1851, 1926 #40152, Series: "1. Minutes, 1795-1957." Folder 9-12

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This series, comprising three subseries, contains material supportive of, and sometimes duplicated in, the society minutes.

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750 items.

Arrangement: Chronological.

This subseries includes copies of inaugural addresses of the society presidents, valedictory addresses, senior orations, debates, and compositions of various kinds, including essays and poems. These had been gathered into bound volumes by past members of the society. The volumes have now been disbound.

Note that there are no addresses or debates for 1869-1874 or 1919-1936.

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169 folders.

Arrangement: Chronological.

The University of North Carolina opened its doors in January 1795 with one professor and one classroom building. On 3 June of that year, students organized the Debating Society, which soon split into two separate societies. In 1796, the societies adopted the names Dialectic and Philanthropic. By September 1795, 74 students had enrolled in the university. Most of them were sons of well-to-do planters and statesmen. Their curriculum, designed by university founder William R. Davie, was a liberal one for the time. It put the study of science on a par with the classics and emphasized English composition. Davie's curriculum, however, was short-lived. By 1804, Joseph Caldwell, who was president of the university for most of the period prior to 1835, had instituted the traditional classical curriculum, which emphasized the study of Latin and Greek. The site of the university was distant from major towns and cities; thus the students had little to occupy them besides their studies, the societies, and entertainments of their own making. The holdings of the university library were meager, and members of the societies began to acquire books and to establish their own libraries. By 1835, the two societies together possessed 6,000 volumes. Enrollment at the university was 109 in 1833 (though it had been over 170 in the early 1820s); the faculty included a president, five professors and two or three tutors.

The addresses, debates, and other writings of Dialectic Society members in the period 1795-1834 reflect increasing interest in politics and government and in contemporary and recently past events in both the United States and Europe. For example, in 1823, members debated the question "Should the United States assist Spain in her present struggle with France?" and, in 1825, "Should the U.S. remove the Indians within her territory beyond the Mississippi?" Yet society members also debated and composed on ancient history, American literature, religion, morals, and many other subjects.

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Sneed, William Morgan, circa 1795-1799 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 19

Untitled composition, missing pages 1-8, circa 1795-1799; untitled composition on patriotism, 23 May 1799.

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Murphey, Archibald Debow, circa 1796-1799 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 20

Untitled composition on philosophical reasoning, circa 1796-1799.

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Crawford, William Dunlap, 1797 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 21

Untitled address on the consequences of war, 23 February 1797.

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Houston, William, 1797 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 22

"Whether Sumptuary Laws are not necessary in the United States," argued in the negative, 14 September 1797.

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Moore, Robert, 1797 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 23

Inaugural Address, circa 26 January 1797.

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Webb, William Edwards, 1797 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 24

"Are Treaties which are made contrary to the Law of Nations binding," argued in the affirmative, August 1797; untitled address on the science of government and its basis in morality, 21 September 1797.

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Locke, Robert, 1798 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 25

"University," 31 January 1798.

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Battle, Jeremiah, 1799-1800 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 26

"To a friend in the country," a letter arguing against slavery, 17 April 1799; Inaugural Address, circa September 1799; untitled address concerning the duties of Dialectic Society members, 26 September 1799; untitled valedictory address, 1 January 1800.

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Somerville, James, 1799 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 27

Inaugural Address, 24 October 1799.

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Hawkins, John Davis, 1800 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 28

Inaugural Address, circa 27 February 1800; second Inaugural Address, 4 September 1800.

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Phifer, George, 1801 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 29

Untitled composition on conscience, 27 August 1801.

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Toomer, John Duncan, 1801 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 30

Untitled composition on devotion, 4 October 1801.

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Williams, Solomon B., 1801-1802 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 31

Inaugural Address, 5 August 1801; untitled composition on republicanism in the western hemisphere, 25 May 1802.

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Donnell, John Robert, 1802-1807 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 32

Untitled composition on Hannibal, circa 1802-1807; untitled composition on education, 2 August 1805; Inaugural Address, 21 April 1806; second Inaugural Address, February 1807.

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Henderson, Richard, circa 1802 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 33

Inaugural Address, circa 1802.

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Osborne, Spruce McCoy, circa 1802-1805 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 34

Untitled poem, missing pages 1-8, circa 1802-1805; untitled composition on nature, 2 May 1805.

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Cain, James A., 1803-1805 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 35

Untitled composition on the form of government, circa 1803; untitled composition on Xerxes, King of Persia, 24 August 1805.

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Davis, Thomas J., circa 1803 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 36

Untitled composition on the dangers of degrading habits, circa 1803.

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Sneed, James, 1803 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 37

Inaugural Address, 28 April 1803.

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Campbell, Green H., circa 1804-1807 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 38

Untitled composition on Grecian history, circa 1804-1807.

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Carson, Hugh, circa 1804 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 39

Untitled composition on the life of man, circa 1804.

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Ellis, John, 1804-1805 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 40

Untitled address arguing against the practice of duelling, circa 1804-1805; untitled address on Socrates, 25 April 1804; untitled address on the contest for literary pre-eminence between France and England, 28 February 1805.

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Hinton, Ransom, circa 1804-1805 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 41

Untitled composition on religion, circa 1804-1805; untitled composition on past heroes, 7 May 1805.

Folder 42

Rogers, Alexander M., 1804 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 42

"Was it just and equitable that the Europeans should take possession of those lands in America formerly held by the aborigines," argued in the affirmative, 9 August 1804.

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Forney, Daniel, 1804-1805 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 43

"Is duelling justifiable," argued in the negative, 29 August 1804; Inaugural Address, 2 October 1805; untitled address, circa 1804-1805.

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Burton, Alfred M., 1805 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 44

Untitled address on eloquence, April 1805; untitled composition, August 1805. Missing pages 1-4.

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Chambers, Henry, 1805 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 45

Inaugural Address, 1805; untitled address on the influence of civilization, 2 February 1805.

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Polk, Thomas Gilchrist, circa 1805-1809 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 46

"Ne lingua precurrit mentem," circa 11 August 1809; Inaugural Address, circa 1805-1809.

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Watters, Henry Hyrn, circa 1805-1810 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 47

"Federalism," circa 1805-1810; "The Character of Aristides," February 28 1809.

Folder 48

Coleman, John, circa 1806-1808 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 48

"On Redemption," circa 1806-1808.

Folder 49

Williams, John, 1806-1809 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 49

Untitled composition on ambition, 13 September 1806; Inaugural Address, 12 October 1808; untitled composition on the nature of man and vice, 9 March 1809; Valedictory Address, 28 June 1809.

Folder 50

Rounsaville, Benjamin David, circa 1806-1808 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 50

Untitled composition on the state of youth, circa 1806-1808; untitled poem, circa 1806-1808; "But for mere want how to suffer wrong," circa 1806-1808; Inaugural Address, 30 August 1806.

Folder 51

Jones, John D., 1807 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 51

Untitled composition on the role of government in maintaining order in civil society, circa 1807; "Composition on Party Spirit," 4 February 1807; Inaugural Address, April 1807; "Ought Slavery to be abolished in the United States," argued in the negative, 9 July 1807.

Folder 52

Mebane, John Briggs, circa 1807-1809 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 52

Untitled composition on the future, circa 1807-1809; untitled address, circa 1809; Inaugural Address, 24 May 1809.

Folder 53

Williams, Lewis, 1807 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 53

"The way to learning is, at first, rough; but afterwards becomes smoother," composition, 15 September 1807.

Folder 54

Williams, Thomas Lanier, 1807 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 54

Untitled composition on public speaking, 8 February 1807.

Folder 55

Hooper, William C., 1807-1811 and circa 1836-1837 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 55

Untitled composition on the examination of truth, circa 1806-1809; untitled composition on patriotism, 15 August 1807; untitled address on internal tranquility and liberty, 22 September 1807; untitled composition on the necessity to declare war on France, 28 May 1808; untitled composition on private education, 2 June 1808; Inaugural Address, 15 September 1808; "On the beneficial effects of Adversity," 19 October 1808; untitled address as an alumnus, 26 September 1811; untitled address given thirty years after Hooper's presidency, circa 1836-1837.

Folder 56

Clopton, Abner Wentworth, circa 1808-1809 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 56

Untitled composition on the pursuit of happiness, circa 1808-1809.

Folder 57

Cowan, William James, 1808 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 57

Inaugural Address, 1808.

Folder 58

Harrington, James Auld, 1808 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 58

"To the inhabitants of the six Counties composing the election for Fayetteville District," 4 February 1808.

Folder 59

Stokes, John Richmond, 1808-1809 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 59

Untitled address on the superiority of public education to private education, 25 June 1808; untitled address on the heroism of American founders, 15 May 1809.

Folder 60

Beatty, Henry F., 1809 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 60

"Vice," April 1809.

Folder 61

Hawkins, Philemon, 1809 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 61

Untitled composition on whether war or a total retreat from the ocean ought to be preferred, March 1809; Inaugural Address, 25 April 1809.

Folder 62

Lyne, Leonard H., 1809 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 62

Inaugural Address, 31 July 1809.

Folder 63

Anonymous, circa 1810 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 63

Inaugural Address, circa 1810.

Folder 64

Logan, Richard, 1810-1811 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 64

Untitled composition on biography, 30 August 1810; "Reflections on Drunkenness," 7 February 1811; Inaugural Address, 21 March 1811; "Character of a News-paper Politician," 1 August 1811.

Folder 65

Polk, William Julius, 1810 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 65

Inaugural Address, 25 December 1810.

Folder 66

Hart, David E., 1811 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 66

Inaugural Address, 18 April 1811.

Folder 67

Hooper, Thomas Clark, 1812-1813 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 67

Untitled address on public speaking, 1812; Valedictory Oration, 13 November 1813.

Folder 68

Pinkston, Johnson, 1812 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 68

Inaugural Address, 15 April 1812; Valedictory Address, circa June 1812.

Folder 69

Yancey, Tryon Milton, 1812 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 69

Untitled composition on the death of an unknown person, 28 September 1812. Missing pages 1-4.

Folder 70

Hill, John, 1813 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 70

Untitled composition on man and vice, 1813; Inaugural Address, 30 September 1813.

Folder 71

Hinton, John Harper, 1813 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 71

Untitled address on civil society, February 1813; Inaugural Address, 18 February 1813.

Folder 72

Manly, Charles, 1813-1814 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 72

Inaugural Address, 28 August 1813; "Some observations on the licentiousness of the Press," 7 March 1814; Valedictory Oration, 23 June 1814.

Folder 73

Taylor, Lewis, 1813 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 73

Inaugural Address, 17 January 1813.

Folder 74

Alexander, Richard Henderson, 1814-1817 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 74

Untitled address in favor of Mary, Queen of Scotland, circa 1814-1817; "Infidelity," 10 January 1816(?); untitled address, 30 September 1816.

Folder 75

Bradley, Orville T.C., circa 1814 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 75

Untitled composition on the merits of maritime commerce, circa 1814.

Folder 76

Croom, Isaac, 1814 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 76

"Speculation on Religion," 1814.

Folder 77

Hooper, James Hogg, 1814-1815 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 77

Untitled composition on whether prosperity or adversity be most inimical to virtue, circa 13 October 1814; Inaugural Address, 4 May 1815.

Folder 78

Stokes, Hugh Montgomery, 1814 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 78

Inaugural Address, 24 October 1814.

Folder 79

Jones, Hamilton Chamberlain, circa 1815-1818 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 79

"The Battle of New Orleans," circa 1815-1818; untitled composition on whether monarchy or republic is the better form of government, 8 August 1817; Inaugural Address, 13 October 1817; "For the sake of novelty I propose to give you a few remarks in the form of an address to a jury on the prosecution of a negro man, who was arraigned at a Superior court in New York, upon the charge of having put to death his Master," circa 4 February 1818.

Folder 80

McClung, James White, circa 1815 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 80

Untitled incomplete address on the death penalty, circa 17 March 1815.

Folder 81

McClung, Matthew, 1815 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 81

Untitled composition on the present conflict with Great Britain, 4 February 1815.

Folder 82

Mitchell, Stockley Donelson, 1815 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 82

Inaugural Address, 8 February 1815.

Folder 83

Sneed, Stephen Kutusoff, 1815 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 83

"The Character of General Victor Moreau," 28 February 1815; Inaugural Address, 1 April 1815.

Folder 84

Alexander, Lawson Henderson, 1815-1816 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 84

Untitled address on morality and virtue, 30 August 1815; untitled composition in defense of women, 13 March 1816.

Folder 85

Alexander, William Julius, circa 1815-1816 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 85

Inaugural Address, 1815(?); untitled address on Christianity and democracy, 28 January 1816; second Inaugural Address, 23 September 1816.

Folder 86

Croom, Hardy Bryan, 1816-1817 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 86

"Talleyrand and Carnot," circa 1816-1817; Inaugural Address, 17 July 1816; Second Inaugural Address, 5 March 1817.

Folder 87

Greening, Elridge S., 1816 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 87

Untitled address on virtue, the social happiness of the world, 18 August 1816.

Folder 88

Henderson, Mark M., 1816 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 88

Inaugural Address, 20 February 1816.

Folder 89

Holmes, Hardy Lucian, 1816 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 89

Inaugural Address, circa September 1816.

Folder 90

Morehead, James Turner, 1816-1819 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 90

Untitled composition on the study of medicine and divinity, circa 1816-1819; untitled composition on the depravity of man's nature and the gospel of salvation, 10 October 1818; untitled speech on slavery, 21 November 1818; Inaugural Address, 15 March 1819.

Folder 91

Morehead, John Motley, 1816 and 1835 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 91

Untitled composition on hope, 10 August 1816; untitled address to the "young brethren" of the Dialectic Society, 22 June 1835.

Folder 92

Morrison, Elam Johnston, circa 1816-1818 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 92

Inaugural Address, circa 1816-1818.

Folder 93

Polk, James Knox, 1816-1818 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 93

"Composition on the Powers of Invention," circa 1816-1818; "Composition on the Admission of Foreigners into Office in the United States," 30 August 1817; Inaugural Address, 20 May 1818.

Folder 94

Hauser, Samuel Thomas, 1816-1817 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 94

Untitled composition on the virtues of the American republic, 28 October 1816; Inaugural Address, 1 April 1817.

Folder 95

Waddell, Hugh, 1817 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 95

Inaugural Address, 12 September 1817.

Folder 96

Caldwell, David Thomas, 1818 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 96

Inaugural Address, 17 November 1818.

Folder 97

Brookes, Iveson L., 1818 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 97

Inaugural Address, September 1818.

Folder 98

Slade, Thomas Bog, 1819-1820 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 98

Inaugural Address, 10 September 1819; untitled address on the subject of government, 6 June 1820.

Folder 99

Harris, Nathaniel H., 1820 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 99

Inaugural Address, 4 August 1820.

Folder 100

Martin, James, 1820-1824 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 100

Inaugural Address, 7 February 1820; Untitled debate, arguing the United States should not form an alliance with Great Britain, 28 May 1824; second Inaugural Address, 21 August 1824.

Folder 101

Manly, Matthias Evans, 1820-1824 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 101

Untitled address on the beauty of spring, circa 1820-1824; "Should the U.S. assist Spain in her struggle for freedom," argued in the affirmative, 4 June 1823; untitled address on the virtue of pleasing, 30 July 1823.

Folder 102

Bettner, George Shonnard, 1821-1823 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 102

"Elizabeth," circa 1821-1823; untitled address, September 1822.

Folder 103

Shaw, William Andrew, 1821 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 103

Inaugural Address, 4 April 1821.

Folder 104

Dickson, James Henderson, 1822 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 104

Inaugural Address, 28 August 1822.

Folder 105

Leetch, James Knox, 1822 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 105

Untitled address, 10 November 1822.

Folder 106

Pickett, William Dickson, 1822 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 106

Inaugural Address, 12 January 1822.

Folder 107

North, Erasmus Darwin, circa 1822-1826 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 107

"On some of the advantages of Botany with respect to the improvement of the mind," circa 1822-1826; Inaugural Address, 3 August 1825; "On Literary Conservation," circa 1822-1826.

Folder 108

Booth, Robert Henry, 1823 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 108

"Should the United States assist Spain in her struggle with France," argued in the affirmative, 4 June 1823; "The late John Thompson of Petersburg, Va, author of the 'Letters of Curtius'," eulogy delivered 15 October 1823; Inaugural Address, 19 November 1823.

Folder 109

Courts, Daniel William, 1823 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 109

Inaugural Address, 20 January 1823.

Folder 110

Davidson, George Franklin, 1823 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 110

Inaugural Address, 26 February 1823.

Folder 111

Dews, Thomas, Jr., 1823-1824 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 111

"Ought the United States to assist Spain," argued in the negative, 18 September 1823; "Oration on Mathematics," 10 June 1824.

Folder 112

Graham, William Alexander, 1823 and 1849 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 112

"Should the United States assist Spain in her present struggle with France," argued in the affirmative, 20 May 1823; Inaugural Address, 24 August 1823; untitled composition on the influence of nature on American poetry, 7 October 1823; Address delivered before the two literary societies of the University of North Carolina, 6 June 1849.

Folder 113

Norwood, John Wall, 1823 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 113

"A word in defence of the Gracchi," 30 March 1823; untitled composition on Sir Walter Raleigh, 27 October 1823.

Folder 114

Stewart, Samuel M., 1823 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 114

Inaugural Address, 26 March 1823.

Folder 115

Bingham, William James, circa 1823-1825 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 115

Untitled composition on the history of learning, 10 March 1824; untitled address on success, 28 July 1824; untitled composition on college studies, 2 February 1825; untitled composition on knowledge and happiness, circa 1823-1825.

Folder 116

Andrews, Silas Milton, 1824-1825 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 116

"A Harvest Evening," a composition, 5 August 1824; "Latter part of Fall, represented in the business of an Evening," a composition, 28 October 1824; "Spring," a composition, March 1825; "A Tale," a composition, 23 September 1825.

Folder 117

Boylan, William Polk, 1824 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 117

Inaugural Address, 20 October 1824.

Folder 118

Harding, Nehemiah Henry, circa 1824-1825 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 118

"The Voyager," circa 1824-1825; "Can disembodied spirits hold intercours with the material world," circa 1824-1825; "Recollections of early life. First voyage to Africa," circa 1824-1825.

Folder 119

Holt, Samuel Lockhart, 1824 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 119

"Science, my close associate, still attends where'r I go," circa 27 October 1824.

Folder 120

Polk, Marshall Tate, 1824-1825 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 120

Inaugural Address, 4 November 1824; untitled address on the permanency of the union, 9 June 1825.

Folder 121

Riddle, Thomas, 1824-1825 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 121

"On the Constitution of England," 7 November 1824; untitled address on the future lives of students, 26 January 1825.

Folder 122

Seawell, William, 1824-1825 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 122

"Is an alliance between Great Britain and the United States to be desired by the latter," argued in the negative, 3 March 1824; untitled address on a liberal education, 30 March 1825.

Folder 123

Alexander, Elam, 1825 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 123

Untitled address, February 1825.

Folder 124

Baker, Isaac, 1825 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 124

"A welcome to Lafayette," a poem, 2 February 1825; "The character of Doctor Jeremiah Battle," 23 March 1825.

Folder 125

Barringer, Daniel Moreau, 1825 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 125

Untitled address, 23 November 1825.

Folder 126

Elliot, Henry Branson, 1825-1826 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 126

"Should the U.S. remove the Indians within her territory beyond the Mississippi, and would it be of advantage to them," argued in the negative, 9 June 1825; Inaugural Address, 4 May 1826.

Folder 127

Gorrell, Ralph, 1825 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 127

Untitled address on the lack of progress in North Carolina compared to neighboring states, 16 February 1825; untitled address on colonialism, 23 March 1825; Inaugural Address, 27 April 1825.

Folder 128

Hall, Thomas Pleasant, circa 1825-1827 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 128

Untitled composition on the inability of young men to assume public offices of distinction, circa 1825-1827; "The fable of Hercules," circa 1825-1827.

Folder 129

Johnston, Samuel Iredell, 1825 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 129

"Peter the Great," 26 April 1825.

Folder 130

Nicholson, Alfred Osborne Pope, 1825-1827 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 130

"Description of Win's Cave," 1 September 1825; untitled address on reading, 14 September 1826; "Intemperance," 18 January 1827; "Sketch of the character of Elam Alexander Esqr. of Mecklenburg, N.C," 18 April 1827.

Folder 131

Treadwell, Oliver Wolcott, 1825 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 131

"Ought the U.S. to remove the Indians among us W. of the Mississippi," argued in the affirmative, 8 June 1825; Inaugural Address, 28 September 1825.

Folder 132

Watts, Leander Albertius, 1825 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 132

Untitled address to new students, 5 October 1825.

Folder 133

Wright, James Morehead, 1825 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 133

Untitled composition on the story of an Irish teacher, 20 April 1825.

Folder 134

Wright, Joshua Grainger, circa 1825 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 134

"The Spirit of Intolerance," undated.

Folder 135

Smith, Franklin LaFayette, 1825-1829 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 135

Untitled composition on the settling of America, circa 1825-1829; "The Devoted Child," October 1827; "The Gold Hunter," March 1828; "Is the extension of our territory injurious to the republic," argued in the negative, 19 May 1828.

Folder 136

Hall, James Davidson, circa 1826-1828 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 136

Untitled letter on education and children, circa 1826-1828; untitled letter on education, circa 1826-1828; Inaugural Address, 5 December 1827; untitled composition, 23 April 1828.

Folder 137

King, James Albert, 1826 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 137

Untitled address on the imagination of youth, 22 February 1826.

Folder 138

Norwood, William, 1826 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 138

Valedictory Address, 21 June 1826.

Folder 139

Clark, Henry Toole, 1826 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 139

Presidential Address, March 1826.

Folder 140

Alexander, Charles Wilson Harris, 1827 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 140

Untitled address on the merits of a liberal education, 14 March 1827.

Folder 141

Allison, Robert G., 1827 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 141

"Address on Mental Improvement," 1827.

Folder 142

Anonymous, 1827 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 142

Untitled address, 12 July 1827.

Folder 143

Battle, Richard Henry, 1827 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 143

"Would it be to the mutual advantage of the North and South American Republics to enter into an alliance, offensive and deffensive," argued in the affirmative, 30 May 1827.

Folder 144

Johnston, Thomas Pinkney, 1827-1828 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 144

Inaugural Address, 14 September 1827; "Speech on the character of Benjamin Bromhead," 14 November 1827; "Speech on Truth," 12 March 1828; Valedictory Address, 25 June 1828.

Folder 145

Osborne, James Walker, 1827-1830 and 1839 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 145

Untitled Senior Oration on female education, 10 October 1829; "Mahometanism and the Turkish Government," circa 1827-1830; annual commencement address, 26 June 1839.

Folder 146

Thompson, Lewis, 1827 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 146

Inaugural Address, 1827.

Folder 147

Toole, Henry, 1827-1828 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 147

Inaugural Address, 7 November 1827; "On the Reign of George III," 12 March 1828; Second Inaugural Address, May 1828.

Folder 148

Yancey, Rufus Augustus, 1827-1828 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 148

"Would it be to the mutual advantage of the Republics of North and South America for them to form an alliance in offensive and defensive war," argued in the negative, 10 June 1827; Inaugural Address, 22 October 1828.

Folder 149

Alston, Philip Whitmell, 1828-1829 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 149

Untitled address on Romance literature, 1828; untitled address on poetry, 1828(?); "The Ocean," a poem, 1828; Inaugural Address, January 1829.

Folder 150

Booth, Edwin Greenhill, 1828 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 150

Untitled address on knowledge, 3 March 1828.

Folder 151

Gause, John Peter, 1828 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 151

Inaugural Address, 22 April 1828.

Folder 152

Lees, David McMicken, 1828 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 152

"Is the extent of our country unfavourable to the interests of the nation," argued in the affirmative, 5 June 1828; Inaugural Address, September 1828.

Folder 153

Long, Osmond Fritz, 1828 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 153

Untitled address on the present state of press of the United States, 20 November 1828.

Folder 154

Harris, Edwin Robert, 1828 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 154

Inaugural Address, 30 January 1828.

Folder 155

Hill, Richard King, 1829-1830 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 155

Untitled debate progress in North Carolina, 26 June 1829; untitled composition on the rise and progress of empires and republics, 6 March 1830; Inaugural Address, 31 May 1830.

Folder 156

Terry, Benjamin Franklin, 1829-1830 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 156

First Inaugural Address, 2 December 1829; Second Inaugural Address, April 1830.

Folder 157

Gunn, William Pinkney, circa 1830-1834 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 157

Inaugural Address, circa 1830-1834; "Is monarchy or Republic the better form of Gov," argued in favor of republic, circa 1830-1834.

Folder 158

Hooper, John De Berniere, 1830-1831 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 158

Inaugural Address, August 1830; second Inaugural Address, June 1831.

Folder 159

McCain, Nathaniel Henry, circa 1830 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 159

Untitled composition on Sunday Schools, circa 11 February 1830.

Folder 160

Mebane, Giles, 1830-1831 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 160

Untitled address on the origins of Christian opposition to the theater and in support of dramatic exhibition, circa 3 March 1830; Inaugural Address, 24 October 1830; Valedictory Oration, 22 June 1831.

Folder 161

Owen, Thomas Robeson, 1830-1831 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 161

"Has the influence of the Theatre upon the morals of Society been beneficial or not," argued in the negative, 23 June 1830; untitled composition on a journey to Niagara Falls, 5 March 1830; Inaugural Address, 23 February 1831.

Folder 162

Pitchford, Thomas Jefferson, 1830 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 162

Untitled address on public amusement, June 1830; untitled address on reading, 24 November 1830.

Folder 163

Powell, Lemuel Brown, 1830 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 163

Inaugural Address, 29 September 1830.

Folder 164

Pugh, William Whitmell Hill, 1840 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 164

"The Tale of Mine Host," a composition, 4 March 1830.

Folder 165

Stedman, Elisha B., 1830 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 165

Untitled address on the duties of the Dialectic Society and the cultivation of friendship, 20 February 1830.

Folder 166

Stedman, John Madison, 1830 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 166

Untitled address on metal improvement, 25 February 1830.

Folder 167

Cannon, Henry Jordan, 1831 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 167

Inaugural Address, 20 June 1831.

Folder 168

Hargrave, John Lindsay, 1831-1832 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 168

Inaugural Address, 19 October 1831; second Inaugural Address, 30 April 1832.

Folder 169

Henry, Robert Williams, circa 1831-1835 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 169

"American Literature," composition, circa 1831-1835; Inaugural Address, circa 1831-1835; "Have revolutions benefited the world," argued in the affirmative, circa 1831-1835.

Folder 170

Holt, Michael William, 1831 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 170

Inaugural Address, 13 December 1831.

Folder 171

Morehead, Abraham Forrest, 1831 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 171

"Mountain Eclogue: Damon and Delia," poem, 1831.

Folder 172

Smith, Archibald Aaron Tyson, 1831 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 172

Inaugural Address, 23 March 1831.

Folder 173

Waugh, Jesse Albert, 1831 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 173

Inaugural Address, 18 May 1831.

Folder 174

Parker, John Haywood, 1831-1832 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 174

Inaugural Address, 24 August 1831; "Is the existence of opposite parties in a republic beneficial," argued in the negative, 11 April 1832.

Folder 175

King, Junius Bayard, circa 1832-1833 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 175

Untitled address on the potential consequences resulting from the dissolution of the Union, 20 June 1832; Inaugural Address, circa 6 September 1832; second Inaugural Address, circa 12 June 1833.

Folder 176

Mebane, William Nelson, 1832-1833 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 176

Untitled address on the possible dissolution of the Union, 20 June 1832; Inaugural Address, 3 October 1832; untitled address on the expulsion of a society member, March 1833; incomplete untitled address, March 1833.

Folder 177

Owen, William Hayes, 1832-1833 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 177

"If a separation of the Union were to take place, is it probable that a monarchical form of government would be established," argued in the negative, 20 June 1832; Inaugural Address, circa 17 April 1833; untitled address on extremism, circa April-May 1833; Valedictory Address, 20 June 1833.

Folder 178

Rosebrough, Rufus Milton, 1832 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 178

Inaugural Address, February 1832.

Folder 179

Miller, Henry Watkins, circa 1832-1834 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 179

Untitled composition, missing several pages, 22 March 1832; untitled address on vice, 11 December 1833; "Is a republic or monarchy the better Government," argued in favor of monarchy, circa 1834; Valedictory Address, circa 1834.

Folder 180

Covington, Harrison Wall, 1833-1834 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 180

Debate on the question "Is a monarchy or republic the better government," argued in favor of republic, 1833; "Know Thyself," a composition, 9 September 1833; Inaugural Address, 1 March 1834.

Folder 181

Crenshaw, William Martin, 1833 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 181

Inaugural Address, 23 February 1833.

Folder 182

Jones, Protheus Eppes Armistead, 1833 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 182

Inaugural Address, 30 January 1833.

Folder 183

McAlister, David, 1833 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 183

Inaugural Address, 18 September 1833.

Folder 184

Anderson, Albert Gallatin, 1834 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 184

Inaugural Address, 1834.

Folder 185

Battle, Christopher Columbus, 1834-1835 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 185

Debate on whether war can ever be justified, argued in the negative, 3 May 1834; Inaugural Address, 28 January 1835.

Folder 186

Foster, Augustus John, 1834 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 186

Untitled address, October 1834.

Folder 187

Thompson, John Carnes, 1834-1835 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.2. Addresses and Debates, 1795-1834." Folder 187

Untitled address on absolute perfection, November 1834; untitled address on immortality, May 1835.

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235 folders.

Arrangement: Chronological.

The period 1835-1868 coincided with the tenure of David L. Swain as university president. Swain, unlike his predecessors, was not a scholar or clergyman; he was an attorney and former governor of the state. He worked to increase enrollment and to attract students from states other than North Carolina. By 1858, enrollment had reached 456; and over one-third of the student body was from other southern states, including Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, Texas, and Georgia. The number of professors had increased to ten. The University of North Carolina was then one of the largest educational institutions in the nation. While the curriculum remained predominately classical, there were developments in other areas. In 1845, instruction in law was introduced. Courses in civil engineering and agricultural chemistry began to be offered through a School for the Application of Science to the Arts, authorized in 1852. The Dialectic and Philanthropic societies remained the principal student organizations, but fraternities began to appear on campus, the first being Delta Kappa Epsilon in 1851.

The Civil War brought the university's growth to a halt. Students left in large numbers in 1861 to join the Confederate army. Others were conscripted as the war dragged on. By the end of September 1861, only 91 students remained on campus. The university managed to remain open for the war's duration, with barely a dozen students enrolled at the end in 1865. In the years immediately after the war, it continued to struggle. Enrollment did not rebound, and the university had debt that it could not repay. It closed in February 1871, when the General Assembly declined to address its financial needs. It did not reopen until September 1875. Between 1868 and 1875, the Dialectic and Philanthropic societies were largely inactive.

As in the period before 1835, the addresses, debates, and other writings of Dialectic Society members in this period reflect a strong interest in politics and government and in contemporary and historical events. In the early 1840s, members wrote and debated on whether immigration ought to be restricted; whether monarchy or democracy was the better form of government; the evil influence of wealth upon national morality; and whether Elizabeth I was justified in the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots. Some of their writings also reflect the growing controversy within the nation over slavery. In 1837, society members debated whether Texas should be annexed to the United States and, in 1838, whether Congress should receive petitions for the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia. During the 1850s, they wrote and spoke on "Two sections of the Union"; "Our Union, will it be preserved"; and "The American Union, a Failure."

Folder 188

Leach, Julian E., 1835 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 188

"On Moral and Intellectual Philosophy," 25 May 1835.

Folder 189

Avery, William Waightstill, circa 1836-1837 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 189

Untitled address, 1 September 1836; "Should the office of the President of the U. States be awarded to an Individual preeminent for skill in civil affairs, or to one distinguished for military services," argued in favor of skill in civil affairs, circa 1836-1837; untitled address on nature, circa 1836-1837.

Folder 190

Busbee, Perrin H., 1836 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 190

"Should the office of chief magistrate be awarded to one distinguished for his military services, rather than to one distinguished for his civil services," argued in favor of military service, June 1836; Inaugural Address, September 1836.

Folder 191

Hairston, Peter Wilson, 1836 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 191

Inaugural Address, October 1836.

Folder 192

Hooper, William Wilberforce, 1836 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 192

Untitled composition on Cicero, 20 June 1836.

Folder 193

Swann, Alexander D., 1836 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 193

"Should the office of President of the U.S. be awarded to an individual preminent for skill in civil affairs, or to one distinguished for military services," 22 June 1836.

Folder 194

Taylor, Leonard Henderson, 1836 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 194

"Whether should the suffrages of a free people be bestowed on one distinguished for his military services rather than to one distinguished for his skill in the Cabinet," Debate argued in favor of military services, 23 June 1836.

Folder 195

Cameron, John Worthy, 1837-1840 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 195

"A voice from the political tomb of a defunct politician," a poem, 18 November 1837; Inaugural Address, 18 February 1840.

Folder 196

Craddock, Charles James Fox, 1837 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 196

"Should Texas be annexed to the Union," argued in the affirmative, 1837.

Folder 197

Jackson, Joseph John, 1837-1838 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 197

Untitled composition on the effects of the American Revolution in France, 21 September 1837; Inaugural Address, 6 February 1838.

Folder 198

Long, William John, 1837-1838 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 198

"Should Texas be admitted into the Union," argued in the affirmative, 23 June 1837; Inaugural Address, 1838.

Folder 199

Shepherd, Jesse George, circa 1837-1841 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 199

Untitled composition on the benefits of the Dialectic Society, circa 1837-1841; "Should the President of the United States be eligible to a reelection," argued in the negative, 20 September 1839.

Folder 200

Walker, William Richmond, 1837 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 200

"Ought Texas to be annexed to the United States," argued in the negative, 21 June 1837.

Folder 201

Hobson, Benjamin Moseley, 1838 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 201

Valedictory Address, 28 June 1838.

Folder 202

McNeill, Angus Currie, 1838-1839 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 202

"Should congress receive petitions for the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia," argued in the affirmative, 28 July 1838; Inaugural Address, 20 September 1838; untitled final presidential address, 17 April 1839; Valedictory Address, 26 June 1839.

Folder 203

Brown, Bedford, 1839 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 203

Inaugural Address, 27 June 1839.

Folder 204

Clairborne, Richard Henry, 1839 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 204

"In like positions; Men think alike," 12 September 1839.

Folder 205

Clark, William John, 1839-1840 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 205

"A Dream," a composition, 1839; "Thoughts on Colonies and Colonization," 5 February 1840; "Harp of the South," a poem, October 1840.

Folder 206

Ellis, John Willis, 1839-1840 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 206

"Literature in the United States," 15 April 1839; Inaugural Address, 3 October 1840.

Folder 207

Hall, Samuel, 1839 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 207

"Influence of adversity upon literary character," 2 March 1839.

Folder 208

Wiley, Calvin Henderson, 1839-1840 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 208

"Stability of American Institutions," composition, 1839; untitled address on the merits of modern man, 22 February 1839; Inaugural Address, 27 February 1840.

Folder 209

Burton, Robert, 1840 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 209

Untitled address on the spirit of investigation, 20 August 1840.

Folder 210

Caldwell, Tod Robinson, 1840 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 210

Inaugural Address, 24 April 1840.

Folder 211

Harrison, Atlas Octavius, 1840 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 211

"Should the President of the United States be reeligible," argued in the negative, 4 June 1840.

Folder 212

Phillips, Charles, 1840 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 212

President's Address, August 1840.

Folder 213

Wilson, Richard Don, 1840-1841 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 213

"On Liberty," 19 August 1840; "Flozelle," a poem, January 1841.

Folder 214

Barringer, Rufus, 1841 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 214

Inaugural Address, 17 September 1841.

Folder 215

Gales, Seaton, 1841 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 215

Inaugural Address, 13 September 1841.

Folder 216

Green, Stephen Sneed, 1841 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 216

"Ought the United States declare war against England, for the recent outrages committed upon their rights and privileges," argued in the affirmative, 2 April 1841.

Folder 217

Ivey, Virginius Henry, circa 1841-1845 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 217

"Was Queen Elizabeth justifable in the execution of Mary, Queen of Scotland," argued in the affirmative, circa 1841-1843; Inaugural Address, 18 October 1844; Valedictory Address, 4 June 1845.

Folder 218

McAlister, Hector H., 1841 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 218

Valedictory Address, 2 June 1841.

Folder 219

Manly, William Henry, 1841 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 219

President's Address, 5 March 1841.

Folder 220

Phillips, Samuel Field, 1841 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 220

Untitled address on the conduct of university students, January 1841.

Folder 221

Smith, John Baptist, 1841 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 221

Inaugural Address, 15 October 1841.

Folder 222

Morisey, Thomas Junius, 1841 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 222

"Should the U.S. declare war against G.B. for outrages committed upon their rights and privileges," argued in the negative, 23 May 1841; Inaugural Address, 24 July 1841.

Folder 223

Covington, Edmund DeBerry, 1842 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 223

"The Progress of Poesy," a poem, 12 March 1842.

Folder 224

Dick, Robert Payne, 1842 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 224

"Should Immigration be restricted," argued in the affirmative, 2 June 1842.

Folder 225

Hill, Richard Bradley, 1842 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 225

"Should Immigration be restricted," argued in the negative, 1 May 1842.

Folder 226

Barbee, Chesley Page Patterson, 1843 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 226

Inaugural Address, 24 January 1843.

Folder 227

Cowan, Robert H., Jr., 1843-1844 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 227

Debate on whether a monarchy or democracy is the better form of government, argued in favor of monarchy, 19 May 1843; untitled address on the lack of progress and improvement in North Carolina compared to neighboring states, 18 July 1843; Inaugural Address, 18 May 1844.

Folder 228

Downey, James Webb, 1843 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 228

Untitled address on the evil influence of wealth upon national morality, April 1843.

Folder 229

Hall, Eli West, circa 1843-1847 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 229

Untitled debate on war, circa 1843-1847; Inaugural Address, 18 September 1846; Valedictory Address, June 1847.

Folder 230

Hill, William, 1843 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 230

Untitled address on the death of fellow student Lewis B. Holt, 25 October 1843.

Folder 231

Irwin, James Patton, circa 1839-1843 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 231

Untitled address against restricting immigration in the United States, circa 1839-1843; Inaugural Address, circa 1843.

Folder 232

Reese, John James, 1843 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 232

Presidential Address, 11 March 1843.

Folder 233

Stanfield, Stephen Addison, 1843 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 233

Untitled debate on whether Athens was more prosperous than Rome, 31 May 1843; untitled address on the state of the Dialectic Society, 12 August 1843.

Folder 234

Steele, Walter Leak, 1843 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 234

"Was the division of the Roman people into Patricians and Plebeians, a measure calculated to advance their prosperity," argued in the negative, 28 May 1843; Inaugural Address, 22 September 1843.

Folder 235

Ballanfant, John, 1844 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 235

Inaugural Address, 23 March 1844.

Folder 236

Dalton, Pleasant Hunter, 1844 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 236

Inaugural Address, February 1844.

Folder 237

Davis, Thomas Frederick, 1844 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 237

Inaugural Address, 20 September 1844.

Folder 238

Foster, Alfred Gaither, 1844 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 238

Inaugural Address, January 1844.

Folder 239

Holt, Pleasant Allen, 1844 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 239

"Was Elizabeth justifiable in the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots," argued in the negative, 4 June 1844; untitled address on virtue and service, 7 November 1844.

Folder 240

Long, John Wesley, 1844 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 240

Inaugural Address, 18 April 1844.

Folder 241

Rounsaville, Peter King, 1844 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 241

Valedictory Address, 5 June 1844.

Folder 242

Smith, Jesse Potts, 1844-1845 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 242

Untitled address for the start of the academic year, 19 July 1844; untitled address on the proper motives for mental exertion, 29 April 1845.

Folder 243

Strong, George Vaughan, 1844 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 243

"Was Mary Queen of Scots justly executed," argued in the negative, 4 June 1844.

Folder 244

Blake, William Kennedy, 1845-1846 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 244

"Should an international copyright law be established between this country as a party and all others," argued in the negative, 1845; Inaugural Address, 1 May 1846; Valedictory Address, 3 June 1846.

Folder 245

Hill, William Edward, circa 1845-1849 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 245

Untitled speech on liberty, circa 1845-1849; Inaugural Address, circa February 1849.

Folder 246

Slade, Thomas Turner, 1845 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 246

Inaugural Address, circa March 1845.

Folder 247

Wharton, Samuel Davies, 1845 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 247

Inaugural Address, 7 February 1845.

Folder 248

Whitfield, Owen Holmes, 1845 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 248

"Should an International copyright law be established between this, and other countries," argued in the negative, 3 June 1845; Inaugural Address, circa 20 September 1945.

Folder 249

Rogers, Sion Hart, 1845-1846 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 249

"Should an International copyright law be established between this, and other countries," argued in the negative, 3 June 1845; Inaugural Address, August 1845; Second Inaugural Address, 29 May 1846.

Folder 250

Brevard, Alexander Franklin, 1846 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 250

Presidential Address, 1846.

Folder 251

Erwin, Samuel Jethro, 1846 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 251

Inaugural Address, 16 October 1846.

Folder 252

Howerton, William Matthew, 1846 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 252

"Is war ever justifiable," argued in the affirmative, March 1846; Inaugural Address, 22 July 1846.

Folder 253

Levy, Lionel Lincoln, 1846 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 253

Untitled debate on war between nations, argued in the negative, 3 June 1846.

Folder 254

Shober, Charles Eugene, 1846-1847 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 254

"Is war ever justifiable," argued in the negative, 3 June 1846; Inaugural Address, 4 February 1847.

Folder 255

Battle, Joel Dossey, 1847 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 255

Inaugural Address, 4 May 1847.

Folder 256

Guion, John Osborne, 1847 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 256

Inaugural Address, April 1847.

Folder 257

Meares, Oliver Pendleton, 1847 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 257

"Should infidels be excluded from offices of trust," argued in the negative in reply to James Claiborne, June 1847; Inaugural Address, November 1847.

Folder 258

Norwood, Hazell, 1847 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 258

"Ought Infidels to be excluded from Offices," argued in the negative, 1 June 1847; Inaugural Address, 15 October 1847.

Folder 259

Baskerville, George Thomas, 1848 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 259

Inaugural Address, 3 March 1848.

Folder 260

Battle, Kemp Plummer, 1848 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 260

Inaugural Address, 18 August 1848.

Folder 261

Cameron, John Wilder, 1848 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 261

Valedictory Address, 1848; Inaugural Address, 3 February 1848.

Folder 262

Cave, Belfield William, 1848 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 262

Valedictory Address, May 1848.

Folder 263

Hale, Peter Mallett, 1848 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 263

"Is it desirable that our country should be populated by immigration from Europe," argued in the negative, 30 May 1848.

Folder 264

Holmes, Thomas Hall, 1848 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 264

Inaugural Address, April 1848.

Folder 265

Kingsbury, Theodore Bryant, 1848 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 265

"Composition on American Literature," September 1848.

Folder 266

Robinson, Thomas Jefferson, 1848-1849 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 266

"Is it desirable that our country should be peopled by immigrants from Europe," Debate argued in the negative, 1848; untitled address on the constitution of the Dialectic Society, 21 July 1848; Inaugural Address, 1 June 1849.

Folder 267

Young, George Valerius, 1848 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 267

Inaugural Address, 15 September 1848.

Folder 268

Chambers, Edward Coke, 1849 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 268

Inaugural Address, October 1849.

Folder 269

Hardie, Henry, 1849-1850 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 269

Inaugural Address, 26 October 1849.

Folder 270

Hill, John, 1849-1850 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 270

"Whether the advancement of Civil Liberty be more indebted to intellectual culture, than to physical suffering," argued in favor of intellectual culture, 13 May 1849; Inaugural Address, 21 September 1849; "Disnunion," May 1850.

Folder 271

Kerr, Washington Caruthers, 1849 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 271

"Is the progress of Civil Liberty more indebted to Intellectual Culture than to Physical Suffering," argued in the negative, 4 June 1849; Inaugural Address, July 1849; "The Ultimate Condition of Society," September 1849.

Folder 272

Settle, Thomas, Jr., 1849-1850 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 272

"Whether the advancement of Civil Liberty be more indebted to Intellectual Culture or to Physical Suffering," argued in the affirmative, 5 June 1849; Inaugural Address, August 1849; "A Speech. On the Irish, their character and patriotism," October 1849; Valedictory Address, 5 June 1850.

Folder 273

Towles, Daniel Thomas, 1849 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 273

Inaugural Address, 26 April 1849.

Folder 274

Whitfield, Samuel Erwin, 1849 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 274

"Whether the advancement of Civil Liberty be more indebted to Intellectual culture than to Physical Suffering," argued in the negative, 4 June 1849.

Folder 275

Caldwell, Julius Alexander, 1850 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 275

Inaugural Address, 6 April 1850.

Folder 276

Carrigan, Alfred Holt, 1850 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 276

Inaugural Address, 3 May 1850.

Folder 277

Engelhard, Joseph Adolphus, 1850-1854 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 277

"Ought Judge Hall to have fined Gen. Jackson," Reply to J.B. Andrews, argued in the negative, circa 1850-1854; Inaugural Address, 16 September 1853; "Lamenting or Lamented, All Our Lot," 29 October 1853.

Folder 278

Fuller, Bartholomew, 1850 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 278

"Whether popular superstition or enlightened opinions be most favorable to the growth of political literature," argued in the affirmative, 4 June 1850; Inaugural Address, 23 August 1850.

Folder 279

Gretter, John Birney, 1850-1852 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 279

"The Bubble Reputation," Senior speech, circa 1850-1852; untitled address on Napoleon, circa 1850-1852; Inaugural Address, 19 September 1851; second Inaugural Address, 28 May 1852.

Folder 280

Harrington, Cyrus, 1850-1853 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 280

"The Deep River Coal Fields," composition, circa 1850-1853; "Imaginary evils make up more than half the evils of life," Senior Speech, September 1852.

Folder 281

Patton, James Alfred, 1850-1851 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 281

Untitled composition on poetry, 4 June 1850; Inaugural Address, 24 July 1850; "Mahomet, an Enthusiast," 14 March 1851.

Folder 282

Scott, William Lafayette, circa 1850-1854 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 282

"Ought Judge Hall to have fined Gen. Jackson," Debate argued in the negative, circa 1850-1854; Presidential Address, 22 July 1853; "Misery is wed to guilt," Senior Oration, 29 October 1853; Inaugural Address, 26 May 1854.

Folder 283

Toomer, Frederick Armand, 1850-1851 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 283

Inaugural Address, October 1850; "The Late Crisis in our National Affairs," March 1851; "Whether Popular Superstitions or Enlightened opinion are more Favorable to the Growth of Poetical Literature," argued in the negative, June 1851.

Folder 284

Andrews, John Barr, circa 1850-1854 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 284

"Should Judge Hall have fined Jackson," argued in the affirmative, circa 1850-1854; Inaugural Address, 12 November 1853.

Folder 285

Bell, James Franklin, Jr., 1851 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 285

Inaugural Address, 14 November 1851.

Folder 286

Holmes, Samuel Ashe, 1851 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 286

Inaugural Address, 4 April 1851.

Folder 287

Leak, Walter John, circa 1851-1853 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 287

"Temporary adversity administered moderately is highly beneficial to the race of mankind," circa 1851-1853.

Folder 288

Lindsay, Jesse Harper, Jr., 1851 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 288

"Our Free Institutions - their Extent and Probable Duration," March 1851.

Folder 289

Shober, Francis Edwin, 1851 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 289

Inaugural Address, 6 February 1851; "The Jews," 28 March 1851; Valedictory Address, May 1851.

Folder 290

Siler, Leonidas Fidelis, 1851-1852 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 290

"Were the wars of Napoleon Bonaparte beneficial to Europe," Debate argued in the affirmative, 29 March 1851; Inaugural Address, 2 August 1851; "Life's but a Span; I'll every Inch Enjoy," Composition, 20 September 1851; "Slander, that worst of poisons, ever finds an easy entrance to ignoble minds," Address, 13 March 1852.

Folder 291

Smith, Alexander Robeson, 1851 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 291

Inaugural Address, circa 22 August 1851.

Folder 292

Treadwell, William Lowndes, 1851 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 292

Inaugural Address, 7 March 1851.

Folder 293

Waddell, Legh Richmond, 1851-1852 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 293

Untitled debate on whether the American Revolution was beneficial to Europe, 5 May 1851; "Mind constitutes the Majesty of Man," 27 March 1852; Valedictory Address, 2 June 1852.

Folder 294

Wilson, James William, 1851-1852 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 294

"Were the wars of Napoleon Bonaparte beneficial to Europe," Debate argued in the negative in response to Leonidas F. Siler, 4 June 1851; Inaugural Address, 17 October 1851; "Oliver Cromwell," 20 April 1852.

Folder 295

Black, Archibald Ray, 1852-1853 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 295

"The Industrial Exhibition of -53," 1853; "Was the conduct of the English Government, after the battle of Waterloo, justifiable (towards Napoleon)," Junior Debate, argued in the affirmative, 29 May 1852.

Folder 296

Carrigan, William Michael, 1852 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 296

Inaugural Address, 6 February 1852.

Folder 297

Hutchins, John Rhodes, 1852 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 297

"Emigration from North Carolina," 28 February 1852.

Folder 298

Lacy, James Horace, 1852 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 298

"Sheluskah Senawlah, or Sleep in the Morning," 28 August 1852.

Folder 299

McIver, Alexander, 1852-1853 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 299

"Was the conduct of the English toward Napoleon after the battle of Waterloo justifiable," argued in the negative in response to A.R. Black, 1 June 1852; Inaugural Address, 20 August 1852; untitled address on the human desire for happiness, 18 September 1852; "Time's noblest empire is the lost," March 1853.

Folder 300

Merritt, Alfred Gowan, 1852-1853 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 300

"The Man of superior intellect alone gains our admiration," composition, 6 October 1852; Inaugural Address, 8 October 1852; "The Statesman," 19 March 1853.

Folder 301

Morehead, John Lindsay, 1852 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 301

"The adaptation of the United States to the advancement of literature," 12 October 1852; Presidential Address, December 1852.

Folder 302

Scales, Junius Irving, 1852 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 302

"Was England's conduct towards Napoleon justifiable," Debate argued in the affirmative in reply to A.M. Iver, 1 June 1852; Presidential Address, 9 September 1852.

Folder 303

Slade, James Bog, 1852 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 303

Inaugural Address, 2 April 1852.

Folder 304

Spencer, James Monroe, 1852 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 304

"Was the conduct of the English government towards Napoleon, after his defeat at Waterloo, justifiable," Debate argued in the negative in reply to Junius I. Scales, 1 June 1852; Inaugural Address, 17 July 1852.

Folder 305

Taylor, John Douglas, 1852-1853 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 305

"The paths of Glory lead but to the grave," October 1852; Valedictory Address, 1 June 1853.

Folder 306

Thompson, Basil Manly, 1852 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 306

Inaugural Address, 5 March 1852.

Folder 307

Alexander, William Lee, circa 1853 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 307

Inaugural Address, Fall 1853(?).

Folder 308

Gallaway, John Marion, 1853-1854 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 308

"Banishment and subsequent treatment of Napoleon at St. Helena," 5 August 1853; "What will Mrs. Grundy say," Senior Oration, 20 September 1854.

Folder 309

McDonald, A. R., 1853 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 309

"The Dream of Time," 12 March 1853.

Folder 310

Merritt, Abram Haywood, 1853-1856 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 310

"Does Civilization increase Happiness," Debator Speech, argued in the negative, June 1855, missing pages 1-14; "The Missionary and his Influence," 22 September 1855; Inaugural Address, 18 October 1855; "The Anglo Saxon Race," 8 March 1856.

Folder 311

Merritt, Leonidas John, 1853 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 311

"Ought Judge Hall to have fined Genl Jackson," Remarks, argued in the affirmative, 2 June 1853; Inaugural Address, 18 August 1853.

Folder 312

Park, James, 1853 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 312

"Ireland," 10 April 1855.

Folder 313

Scales, Nathaniel Eldridge, 1853 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 313

"California," 26 March 1853; Inaugural Address, 29 April 1853.

Folder 314

Sessions, Henry W., circa 1853-1857 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 314

"Our Country--The South," circa 1853-1857.

Folder 315

Shorter, Henry R., 1853 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 315

Inaugural Address, 4 March 1853.

Folder 316

Taylor, John Tillinghast, 1853 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 316

"Grenada," 2 April 1853.

Folder 317

Worth, David Gaston, 1853 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 317

"Progress of Humbuggery," 9 April 1853.

Folder 318

Wright, James Allan, 1853 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 318

"Westminister Abbey," Senior Oration, 29 October 1853.

Folder 319

Battle, Richard Henry, Jr., 1854 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 319

"Australia," 4 February 1854; Inaugural Address, 3 March 1854.

Folder 320

Colton, James Hooper, 1854 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 320

Inaugural Address, 18 August 1854; "Are we progressing," Junior Debate, argued in the negative, 30 May 1854.

Folder 321

Hall, William Hunt, 1854-1855 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 321

Inaugural Address, 1854; "Are we progressing," Debate argued in the affirmative, 28 May 1854; "Why we have not a Westminster Abbey," Senior Oration, 24 February 1855; second Inaugural Address, 5 June 1855.

Folder 322

Husted, Delano Whiting, 1854 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 322

"Imaginary Happiness," Senior Oration, 18 February 1854.

Folder 323

Ledbetter, William Leak, 1854 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 323

"All is not gold that glitters," February 1854.

Folder 324

McIver, Evander J., 1854 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 324

"Are we Progressing," Debate argued in the affirmative, 30 May 1854; Inaugural Address, July 1854.

Folder 325

Morehead, James Turner, Jr., 1854-1858 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 325

Inaugural Address, 16 October 1857; "Do we profit more by the excellencies than the defects of others," argued in the negative, circa 1854-1858.

Folder 326

Shaw, John Duncan, 1854 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 326

Inaugural Address, 31 March 1854.

Folder 327

Watters, Samuel Paxson, 1854-1855 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 327

Inaugural Address, 10 November 1854; "What are the Political Signs of the Times," 7 April 1855.

Folder 328

Whitfield, Bryan and Theodore Whitfield, 1854 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 328

Bryan Whitfield, "The Pacific Railroad," 25 March 1854; Theodore Whitfield, Inaugural Address, 3 February 1854.

Folder 329

Bingham, William, 1855-1856 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 329

"The six days of Creation," Senior Oration, 9 February 1856; "Does civilization increase happiness," argued in the affirmative, 5 June 1855; Inaugural Address, 16 November 1855.

Folder 330

Lewis, William Gaston, 1855 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 330

Inaugural Address, 9 March 1855.

Folder 331

Lynch, William Bingham, circa 1855-1859 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 331

"The Death of our Classmates," Senior Oration, 10 September 1858; untitled address on the importance of classical languages in modern education, circa 1855-1859.

Folder 332

Montgomery, William James, 1855 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 332

Inaugural Address, 1855.

Folder 333

Sessions, Coleman, 1855-1856 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 333

Inaugural Address, 20 September 1855; "Labor for Ease, and Ease from Labor," Senior Oration, 15 March 1856.

Folder 334

Wharton, Jesse Rankin, 1855 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 334

Inaugural Address, 9 February 1855.

Folder 335

Sykes, Edward Turner, circa 1855-1858 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 335

"Two sections of the Union," circa 1855-1858.

Folder 336

Avery, Alphonso Calhoun, 1856 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 336

"A Junior Debate, on the question, which is the greater element of national strength, the morals or the intellectual improvement of a people," argued in the negative, 2 June 1856.

Folder 337

Barrett, Robert Graham, 1856 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 337

Inaugural Address, 29 March 1856.

Folder 338

Coble, John Hanner, 1856 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 338

"Which is the greater element of a nation's strength, the morals or the intellectual improvement of the people," argued in favor of morals in reply to A.C. Avery, 3 June 1856.

Folder 339

Fogle, James O.A., circa 1856-1860 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 339

Inaugural Address, undated.

Folder 340

Graham, John Washington, 1856-1857 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 340

"Nicaragua," Senior Oration, 16 August 1856; Inaugural Address, 16 October 1856; "John Marshall," Senior Oration, 21 February 1857.

Folder 341

Graham, Joseph, 1856-1857 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 341

Inaugural Address, 22 August 1856; second Inaugural Address, 2 June 1857.

Folder 342

Hargrave, Jesse, 1856 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 342

"Biography," 23 August 1856.

Folder 343

Laurence, Adolphus Alexander, 1856 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 343

Inaugural Address, 1856.

Folder 344

Morrow, Elijah Graham, 1856 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 344

Valedictory Address, 4 June 1856.

Folder 345

Patrick, David Settle, 1856 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 345

Inaugural Address, 1 May 1856.

Folder 346

Stewart, Jonathan Lafayette, 1856 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 346

"Is moral or mental culture the greater element of national strength," argued in the affirmative, 3 June 1856.

Folder 347

Brown, Hugh Thomas, 1857 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 347

"Have men of action been more beneficial to the world than men of thoughts," argued in the affirmative, 2 June 1857; Inaugural Address, 24 July 1857; "St. Paul as a study of Eloquence," Senior Oration, 20 October 1857.

Folder 348

Buchanan, John Blue, 1857-1858 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 348

Inaugural Address, 13 November 1857; "Inventive Genius," 27 February 1858.

Folder 349

Coleman, William Macon, 1857 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 349

"Have men of Action been more beneficial to the world than men of thought," argued in the negative, June 1857. Missing pages 1-2.

Folder 350

Cowan, Thomas, 1857-1858 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 350

"Progress; Moral and Material," Senior Oration, 20 August 1857; Inaugural Address, 5 March 1858.

Folder 351

Dowd, William Carey, 1857-1858 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 351

"The Reviewer and the Theorist," Senior Oration, 1857; Inaugural Address, 1858.

Folder 352

Erwin, John Bratton, 1857 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 352

Inaugural Address, 7 March 1857.

Folder 353

Frost, Samuel Milton, 1857 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 353

"True Friendship," 1 November 1857.

Folder 354

Hammond, William May, 1857 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 354

"National Extravagances," Senior Oration, 26 September 1857.

Folder 355

Jones, Hamilton Chamberlain, Jr., 1857-1858 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 355

"Which has been the source of greatest benefit to the world, men of thought or action," argued in the affirmative, 2 June 1857; Inaugural Address, 5 February 1858; "A Dream," 1858.

Folder 356

McAfee, Leroy Mangum, 1857 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 356

"Have men of action been more beneficial to the world than men of thought," Debator's Speech, argued in the affirmative, 2 June 1857; Inaugural Address, 18 September 1857; "Punishment, though lame of foot, seldom fails to overtake the guilty," Senior Oration, 24 October 1851.

Folder 357

McNab, James Graham, 1857 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 357

"Our Union, will it be preserved," Senior Oration, March 1857.

Folder 358

Marsh, Robert Henry, 1857-1858 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 358

"Defence of the Mechanic Arts," 5 September 1857; "They narrow their minds, and to money give up what was meant for mankind," 27 February 1858.

Folder 359

Mitchell, Charles Andrews, 1857 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 359

"The Abundance of the Sea," Senior Oration, 14 February 1857; Inaugural Address, 8 May 1857.

Folder 360

Sessions, Henry Wright, 1857 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 360

"The Victim of Passion," Senior Oration, 28 March 1857.

Folder 361

Strong, Hugh, 1857-1860 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 361

"Southern Chivalry," circa 1857-1860; "Language," September 1858; "Be Sure You Are Right, Then Go Ahead," Senior Oration, 27 August 1859.

Folder 362

Swayze, Caldwell Calhoun, 1857 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 362

Inaugural Address, 21 August 1857; "Where rest you, your Fame!," Senior Oration, 17 October 1857.

Folder 363

Walker, James Alves, 1857 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 363

"The Political Preacher," October 1857.

Folder 364

Whitfield, Nathan Bryan, 1857 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 364

Inaugural Address, 3 April 1857.

Folder 365

Bonner, William, Jr., 1858 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 365

Inaugural Address, 23 April 1858.

Folder 366

Butler, Lewis Peter, 1858 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 366

"Motives to Study," composition, June 1858.

Folder 367

Croom, Cicero Stephens, 1858-1859 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 367

"Our Commerce," 20 September 1858; Inaugural Address, 4 February 1859; "Motion Universal," 15 March 1859.

Folder 368

Foster, Wilbur Fisk, 1858 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 368

"Are the ancient languages worthy the place which they now hold in the course of education," Junior Debate, argued in the negative, 1858; Inaugural Address, 17 September 1858.

Folder 369

Granbery, Joseph Langley, 1858 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 369

Inaugural Address, 12 November 1858.

Folder 370

Hamlin, Richard Franklin, 1858 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 370

Untitled junior speech on a new system of education, 1858.

Folder 371

Lord, William Campbell, 1858 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 371

"Mt. Vernon Association," Senior Oration, 6 March 1858.

Folder 372

McClammy, Charles Washington, 1858 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 372

Inaugural Address, 15 October 1858.

Folder 373

Stockton, Francis Daughtry, 1858-1859 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 373

"The Influence of Imagination," Senior Oration, 9 October 1858; Senior Oration, 19 March 1859, title page only; Inaugural Address, missing pages 1-10, 1859.

Folder 374

Wilcox, John C., 1858 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 374

"Pleasure exists cheifly in anticipation," Senior Oration, 30 October 1858.

Folder 375

Withers, Elijah Benton, 1858 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 375

Inaugural Address, 20 August 1858; "Are the classics worthy of the attention they receive in our modern colleges," Junior Debate, argued in the affirmative, 1858; "The American Union a Failure," Senior Speech, 7 November 1858.

Folder 376

Battle, Junius Cullen, 1859 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 376

Inaugural Address, 16 September 1859.

Folder 377

Butler, Pierce Mason, 1859 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 377

Inaugural Address, 14 October 1859.

Folder 378

Frierson, Lucius, 1859 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 378

"Retributive Dreams," 5 March 1859; Inaugural Address, 30 April 1859.

Folder 379

Gaines, James Luttrell, 1859 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 379

Inaugural Address, March 1859.

Folder 380

Hobson, James Marcellus, 1859 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 380

"Can we profit more from the excellences of other than from their defects," Junior Debate argued in the affirmative, June 1859.

Folder 381

Martin, Eugene Stuart, 1859 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 381

"The Crusades: Their Causes and Consequences," Senior speech, 1 October 1859.

Folder 382

Micou, Augustine, 1859 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 382

"Civilization, its Power and Progress," 22 October 1859.

Folder 383

Scales, Erasmus Decatur, 1859 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 383

"What is Glory," Composition, 15 October 1859.

Folder 384

Varner, Herbert M., and Vernon Henry Vaughan, 1859-1860 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 384

Varner, "The Beauties of the Ocean," 10 March 1860; Vaughn, "Pensive Thoughts," Senior Oration, 3 November 1859.

Folder 385

Cooper, Robert English, 1859 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 385

"The Heart of a Friend is the Home of the Soul," 19 March 1859.

Folder 386

Barbee, Algernon Sydney, 1860 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 386

"Be guided by the experience of others," 1 February 1860.

Folder 387

Coleman, Daniel Raymond, 1860 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 387

"The Young American," March 1860.

Folder 388

Hunt, James Madison Bullock, 1860 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 388

"Education," 15 September 1860.

Folder 389

Kelly, James, 1860 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 389

"Is the study of mathematics injurious to the mind," Senior Oration, 10 March 1860.

Folder 390

Simmons, David Ward, 1860 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 390

Inaugural Address, 10 October 1860.

Folder 391

Carter, Francis Marion, 1861 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 391

"The Futility of Human Power and Grandeur," Senior Oration, 26 August 1861.

Folder 392

Gorrell, Albert Barrow, 1861 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 392

Inaugural Address, July 1861.

Folder 393

Marshall, Matthias Murray, circa 1861-1863 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 393

"Music - its Charms and Effects," circa 1861-1863.

Folder 394

Rencher, John Grant, 1861 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 394

Inaugural Address, 27 September 1861.

Folder 395

Taylor, Massilon Field, 1861 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 395

"Is a knowledge of the classics necessary for a thorough education," argued in the affirmative, 9 March 1861.

Folder 396

Van Wyck, William, Jr., 1861 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 396

"Great Nationality - the offspring of liberal minds," 16 March 1861.

Folder 397

Powell, Benjamin T., circa 1862-1863 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 397

"The Present Day," Senior Oration, circa 1862-1863.

Folder 398

Boozer, Albert Mirabeau, 1863-1864 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 398

"The Piece of Excellence," Senior address, 19 August 1863; Inaugural Address, 25 September 1863; "Night," Senior address, 27 February 1864.

Folder 399

Quarles, William Lowndes, 1863 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 399

"Josephine," Senior Oration, 11 April 1863.

Folder 400

Van Wyck, Augustus, 1863 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 400

Inaugural Address, 17 July 1863.

Folder 401

Henderson, John Steele, 1864 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 401

Inaugural Address, 23 July 1864; "A Brief Outline of the History of the Ninth Century," Senior Oration, 3 October 1864.

Folder 402

London, Henry Armand, Jr., 1864 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 402

Inaugural Address, 22 September 1864.

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Montague, Alexander, 1864 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 403

"Peter the Great: a true Patriot," 23 September 1864.

Folder 404

Prout, Edmund Gregory, 1864 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 404

"The Life and Writings of Sallust," Senior Oration, 1 October 1864.

Folder 405

Prout, William Curtis, 1864-1865 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 405

"The Norman Conquest," 29 October 1864; Inaugural Address, 27 January 1865.

Folder 406

Tate, James Turner, 1864 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 406

Inaugural Address, 1 April 1864.

Folder 407

Carr, Julian Shakespeare, 1865 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 407

"Robert Burns," Senior Oration, 4 November 1865.

Folder 408

Means, Robert Work, 1866 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 408

Inaugural Address, Fall Session, 1866. Missing pages 1-6 and 9-14.

Folder 409

Miller, William H., 1866-1867 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 409

"Woman's Influence, Historically Considered," Senior Oration, circa 1866-1867.

Folder 410

Rencher, William Conway, 1866 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 410

Inaugural Address, 26 January 1866.

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Young, John Graham, 1866 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 411

"Rise and Progress of Language," Senior Oration, March 1867; Inaugural Address, 24 July 1867.

Folder 412

Carr, Albert Gallatin, 1867 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 412

"The fall of Rome," Senior Oration, 9 February 1867; Inaugural Address, 11 May 1867.

Folder 413

Johnson, Herbert P., 1867 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 413

"Resolution," Senior Oration, 26 January 1867.

Folder 414

Means, Paul Barringer, 1867-1868 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 414

Inaugural Address, 8 November 1867; second Inaugural Address, 8 May 1868.

Folder 415

Patterson, Henry Houston, 1867 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 415

"Enthusiasm," Senior Oration, 9 March 1867.

Folder 416

Pearson, William Simpson, 1867-1868 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 416

"Is a pure democracy as favorable to universal freedom of thought and inquiry as a constitutional monarcy," Junior Debate, argued in the affirmative, 1867; "The Puritan Character," Senior Oration, 4 March 1868; Inaugural Address, 2 April 1868.

Folder 417

Strayhorn, Isaac R., 1867-1868 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 417

Inaugural Address, 26 July 1867; second Inaugural Address, 28 February 1868.

Folder 418

Bitting, Samuel Thornton, 1868 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 418

"Does morality keep pace with the progress of civilization," Junior Debate speech, argued in the negative, 2 June 1868.

Folder 419

Craige, William Harrison, 1868 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 419

"The English Language," Senior Speech, 1868.

Folder 420

Graham, George Washington, 1868 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 420

"Envy," Senior Oration, 22 February 1868.

Folder 421

Jones, Edmund, 1868 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 421

"Can Morality keep pace with the progress of Civilization," Junior Debate, argued in the affirmative, 2 June 1868.

Folder 422

Mason, James Bruce, 1868 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.3. Addresses and Debates, 1835-1868." Folder 422

"Does Morality keep pace with the progress of Civilization," Junior Debate, argued in the affirmative, 1868.

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118 folders.

Arrangement: Chronological.

The university closed its doors in February 1871 due to lack of support from the state legislature. When it reopened in September 1875, its curriculum had been reorganized into six colleges: Agriculture; Engineering and the Mechanic Arts; Natural Sciences; Literature; Mathematics; and Philosophy (the law school would reopen later). No longer did the classics reign. Seven professsors were elected by the Board of Trustees in 1875; three had been members of the faculty prior to the war. Sixty-nine students enrolled in the 1875-1876 session. The Dialectic and Philanthropic societies, which had been inactive since 1868, reorganized themselves. In June 1876, Kemp Plummer Battle, an attorney and secretary of the Board of Trustees, was elected president of the university. By the 1877-1878 session, there were 198 students enrolled. The student body began to be more representative of the state. Poorer students had opportunities to attend because free tuition was provided to the sons of clergymen, those intending to become clergymen, and "county" students (selected by the commissioners in each county). In 1877, the university began running a summer session for teachers. Called the Normal School, it brought women to campus for the first time to take courses. Women, however, were not enrolled as regular students until 1897, when five enrolled in postgraduate courses. In 1885, The Board of Trustees allowed fraternities to return to campus. In 1886, the Dialectic and Philanthropic societies transferred their libraries to the university library, then in Smith Hall. By 1897-1898, the student body numbered 472, only a few more than in 1858. However, 445 of these students were from North Carolina, while in 1858, over a third of the student body had been from out of state.

The addresses, debates, and other writings of Dialectic Society members in this period are less numerous than in the earlier periods. But they continue to reflect interest in politics and government, contemporary and historical events, and literature. Among the contemporary issues that members debated were whether the Negro should be colonized (1878); whether North Carolina should adopt a compulsory system of education (1879); whether North Carolina should tax her two races separatively to support their respective school systems (1883); whether the right of suffrage should be restricted (1885); and whether the United States should allow foreign capitalists to cut a canal across the Isthmus of Panama (1886). A senior oration in 1898 and another composition in 1899 dealt with the causes of the Civil War.

Folder 423

Phillips, William Battle, 1875 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 423

Inaugural Address, 17 September 1875.

Folder 424

Johnston, Julius, 1876 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 424

Inaugural Address, 13 October 1876.

Folder 425

McCorkle, George, 1876 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 425

Inaugural Address, 14 April 1876; "The Augustan Age," Senior Oration, 29 May 1876.

Folder 426

Watkins, Henry Thomas, 1876-1877, and Fonso Butler Watkins, 1900 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 426

"The Sunny South," 30 May 1876; Inaugural Address, 6 April 1877; "The Influence of Mathematics on the Reformation," 3 March 1900.

Folder 427

Payne, Robert Lee, Jr., 1876 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 427

Inaugural Address, 4 February 1876.

Folder 428

Dixon, John Howie, 1877 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 428

"Was the Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell beneficial to England," Junior Debate, argued in the negative, 5 June 1877.

Folder 429

Street, Nathaniel Heath, 1877 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 429

Inaugural Address, 14 November 1877.

Folder 430

Angier, John Cicero, 1878 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 430

Inaugural Address, 25 October 1878.

Folder 431

Battle, Kemp Plummer, Jr., 1878 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 431

Untitled address on the activities of the Dialectic Society during the previous year, May 1878.

Folder 432

Cline, William Pinckney, 1878 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 432

Inaugural Address, 15 March 1878.

Folder 433

Covington, Charles Coleman, 1878 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 433

"Spain under Ferdinand and Isabella," Senior Oration, May 1878.

Folder 434

Phillips, Alexander Lacy, 1878-1880 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 434

"Ought the Negro to be colonized," Junior Debate, argued in the affirmative, 4 June 1878; Inaugural Address, 9 January 1880.

Folder 435

Strange, Robert, 1878-1879 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 435

"What shall be done with the Turk," Representative speech, 5 June 1878; Inaugural Address, 10 January 1879.

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Clifton, Lunsford Claiborne, 1879 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 436

Inaugural Address, Spring 1879.

Folder 437

Green, George Alexander, 1879 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 437

"Should North Carolina adopt a compulsory system of education," argued in the negative, 3 June 1879.

Folder 438

John, Roderick Belton, 1879 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 438

Inaugural Address, 17 October 1879.

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Neal, John William, 1879 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 439

"Should North Carolina adopt a system of compulsory education," Junior Debate, argued in the affirmative, 3 June 1879.

Folder 440

Slade, William Bonner, 1879 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 440

Inaugural Address, May 1879.

Folder 441

Avery, John Morehead, 1880 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 441

Inaugural Address, 22 October 1880.

Folder 442

McIver, John Alton, 1880 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 442

Inaugural Address, 7 May 1880.

Folder 443

Allen, Alvis Waldo, 1881 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 443

Inaugural Address, 13 May 1881.

Folder 444

McAlister, Alexander Worth, circa 1881-1882 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 444

"Conservatism in England," Senior Oration, circa 1881-1882.

Folder 445

Pemberton, William David, 1881 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 445

Inaugural Address, 18 March 1881.

Folder 446

Stewart, William Belfield, 1881 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 446

Inaugural Address, January 1881.

Folder 447

Everett, William Nash, circa 1882-1884 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 447

"Do the signs of the times indicate a future prosperity for our government," undated.

Folder 448

Foust, Edwin Michael, circa 1882-1885 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 448

"Shadows and Influences," Senior Oration, circa 1882-1885.

Folder 449

Heitman, Numa Fletcher, 1882 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 449

Inaugural Address, 20 October 1882.

Folder 450

Jackson, Jonathan Worth, 1882 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 450

Inaugural Address, 18 March 1882.

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Butler, Marion, 1883-1885 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 451

"Resolved that North Carolina should tax her two races separatively to support their respective school systems," Junior Debate, argued in the affirmative, 4 June 1883; "Progress of Modern civilization," composition, circa 1884; "Past and Present Phases in Tentonie Character and Literature," 4 April 1884; Inaugural Address, 10 October 1884.

Folder 452

Eller, Adolphus Hill, 1883-1885 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 452

"Resolved that North Carolina should tax her two races separately to support their respective systems of public schools," Junior Debate, argued in the negative, 5 June 1883; "Servility in American Politics," Representative speech, 5 June 1884; Inaugural Address, March 1885.

Folder 453

Gattis, Samuel Mallett, 1883-1884 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 453

"Ought North Carolina to tax her races separately to support different school systems," Junior Debate, argued in the negative, 31 May 1883; Inaugural Address, 11 January 1884.

Folder 454

Randall, William George, 1883 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 454

Inaugural Address, 26 October 1883.

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Slocumb, John Charles, 1883-1884 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 455

"Destiny of the Indians," June 1883; Inaugural Address, March 1884.

Folder 456

Jackson, Samuel Spencer, 1884 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 456

Junior Debate on whether a republic is the best form of government, argued in the affirmative June 1884.

Folder 457

Little, William Meyers, circa 1884-1888 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 457

"Some Objections to the Theory of Evolution," Senior Oration, undated.

Folder 458

Mangum, Ernest Preston, 1884 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 458

Inaugural Address, May 1884.

Folder 459

Osborne, Henry Graves, 1884 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 459

"The Emancipation of Thought," 9 May 1884.

Folder 460

McIver, Berrie Chandler, 1885 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 460

Inaugural Address, 16 January 1885.

Folder 461

McIver, John Fenelon, circa 1885-1886 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 461

"Resolved: that there should be no Property or Eductional Restriction," Junior debate, argued in the affirmative, circa 1885-1886.

Folder 462

Schenck, John Franklin, 1885-1886 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 462

"Should the right of suffrage be restricted," Junior Debate, argued in the negative, 1885; Inaugural Address, Spring term, 1886.

Folder 463

Strickland, Edward Fountain, 1885 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 463

"Windows that Exclude the Light and Avenues that Lead to Nothingness," Representative speech, 3 June 1885.

Folder 464

Wilson, Nathan Hunt Daniel, Jr., 1885 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 464

Inaugural Address, June 1885. Last pages missing.

Folder 465

Crowell, James Lee, 1886 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 465

"The U.S. should not allow Foreign Capitalists to cut a Canal across the Isthmus of Panama (with a view to controlling)," Junior Debate, 2 April 1886.

Folder 466

Foust, Charles George, 1886 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 466

"Should the United States permit Foreign Capitalists to put a canal across Panama," Junior Debate, argued in the affirmative, 1 May 1886.

Folder 467

Parker, James, 1886 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 467

"Should the United States allow foreign capitalists to cut a canal across the Isthmus of Panama," Junior Debate, argued in the affirmative, 31 May 1886.

Folder 468

Patterson, Gilbert Brown, 1886 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 468

Inaugural Address, 15 June 1886.

Folder 469

Armfield, Eugene Morehead, 1887 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 469

"Resolved, That Literature has blessed the world more than Science," Junior Debate of Eugene M. Armfield of Guilford County, argued in the affirmative, 31 May 1887.

Folder 470

Battle, William James, 1887 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 470

Inaugural Address, 7 October 1887.

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Bryant, Victor Silas, 1887-1890 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 471

"Resolved that Literature has blessed the world more than Science," Junior debate argued in the negative, 1887; Inaugural Address, 10 January 1890.

Folder 472

Hendricks, John Addison, 1887 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 472

Untitled Representative Speech on the death penalty, June 1887.

Folder 473

Hill, John Sprunt, 1887-1888 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 473

"Literature vs. Science," Junior Debate argued in the affirmative, 1 June 1887; Inaugural Address, 4 May 1888; "Poetry and Progress," 6 June 1888.

Folder 474

Shaffner, Henry Fries, 1887 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 474

Inaugural Address, May 1887.

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Smith, Robert Lee, 1887 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 475

"Resolved that Literature has been a greater blessing to the world than Science," Junior Debate, argued in the negative, 31 May 1887.

Folder 476

Currie, Daniel Johnson, 1888-1889 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 476

"The Mysterious," prize essay, 31 March 1888, two handwritten drafts; "Heroism," 7 June 1888; Inaugural Address, 12 January 1889.

Folder 477

Davis, Hayne, 1888 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 477

Inaugural Address, 13 January 1888.

Folder 478

Eskridge, Thomas Joseph, 1888 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 478

"Prince Bismark," Senior Oration, 11 February 1888.

Folder 479

Ferguson, Herbert Reeves, circa 1888 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 479

Untitled composition, undated, missing pages 1-2.

Folder 480

Headen, William Edwards, 1888 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 480

"Criticism of Fiction. Thackeray's Vanity Fair for Example," Senior Oration, 1888.

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McIver, Alexander, Jr., 1888-1890 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 481

"Resolved that there shall be Free Trade," Junior Debate, argued in the negative, 1888; Inaugural Address, 4 May 1889; untitled Senior oration on the question of free trade or protection, 15 February 1890.

Folder 482

Taylor, James Spottiswoode, 1888 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 482

"Free Trade vs. Protection," debate argued in favor of free trade, 5 June 1888.

Folder 483

Withers, Eugene Parker, 1888 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 483

"Some of our Evil Tendencies," 1888.

Folder 484

Foust, Julius Isaac, 1889 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 484

Inaugural Address, 11 October 1889.

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Moore, Thomas Lake, 1889 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 485

Inaugural Address, 9 March 1889.

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Patterson, Andrew Henry, 1890 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 486

Inaugural Address, 2 May 1890.

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Pearsall, Matthew James, 1890 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 487

"Resolved: That restricted suffrage would prove beneficial to the U.S," Junior Debate, argued in the affirmative, 1890; "The Color Line," 1890.

Folder 488

Shaffner, William Francis, 1890 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 488

Inaugural Address, 7 March 1890.

Folder 489

Andrews, William Johnston #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 489

Inaugural Address, 20 March 1891.

Folder 490

Dalrymple, Palmer, 1891 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 490

Inaugural Address, January 1891.

Folder 491

Davis, Samuel Lee, 1891 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 491

"The Evolution of Nations," Representative Address, 4 June 1891.

Folder 492

Foust, Thomas Roswell, 1891 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 492

Inaugural Address, 1 May 1891.

Folder 493

Walser, Joseph Gaither, 1891 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 493

"Journalism and Law," 3 June 1891.

Folder 494

Willcox, Frederick Leroy, 1891, and Robert Ransom Williams, 1902 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 494

Willcox, Inaugural Address, October 1891; Williams, Inaugural Address, 4 January 1902.

Folder 495

Gilmer, John A., 1892 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 495

Inaugural Address, 14 October 1892.

Folder 496

Cheek, John Morgan, 1893 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 496

Inaugural Address, 20 January 1893.

Folder 497

Cooper, Thomas Jefferson, 1893 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 497

Inaugural Address, 5 May 1893.

Folder 498

Edwards, Arthur Joseph, 1893 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 498

"City Water Supply," Senior Essay, 1 April 1893.

Folder 499

Whitlock, Victor Emanuel, 1893 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 499

Inaugural Address, 24 March 1893.

Folder 500

Eller, John Carlton, 1894-1896 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 500

"A Plea for American Commerce," Representative speech, 5 June 1894; "The Dangers of Extreme Partisanship," Senior Oration, 25 January 1896.

Folder 501

McAlister, William Claudius, 1894 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 501

Inaugural Address, 11 May 1894.

Folder 502

Rollins, Thomas, 1894 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 502

Inaugural Address, 12 February 1894.

Folder 503

Bingham, Herbert, 1895 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 503

Inaugural Address, 16 February 1895.

Folder 504

Canada, John William, 1895-1896 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 504

"Tennyson an Interpreter," June 1895; "Religion and its Manifestation," Senior Oration, 1896.

Folder 505

Dusenbery, Edwin Lafayette, 1895 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 505

Inaugural Address, 4 April 1895.

Folder 506

Kluttz, William Clarence, 1895 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 506

"Life of David Caldwell D.D," Senior Thesis, 13 April 1895.

Folder 507

Shannonhouse, Royal Graham, 1895 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 507

"Partyite, Party, and Independent," Senior Oration, 19 November 1895.

Folder 508

White, John Samuel, 1895 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 508

"Joan of Arc," December 1895.

Folder 509

Yount, Marshall Hill, 1895 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 509

Inaugural Address, 15 January 1895.

Folder 510

Zachary, Robert Edgar, 1895 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 510

"Thesis on John Locke," 15 April 1895.

Folder 511

Anonymous, 1896 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 511

"The Evolution of Government," Senior Oration, 17 October 1896.

Folder 512

Bahnson, Frederick Fries, circa 1896 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 512

"The Doctor's use of Psychology," Senior Oration, circa 1896.

Folder 513

Bryson, Daniel Rice, circa 1896 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 513

"The Evils of the Patent System," Senior Oration, circa 1896.

Folder 514

Coker, Robert Erwin, 1896 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 514

"The Reconstruction of Historical Characters," Senior Oration, 25 January 1896.

Folder 515

Kluttz, Theodore Franklin, Jr., 1896 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 515

"The Individual and Society," Senior Oration, 9 November 1896.

Folder 516

McIver, Donald, 1896 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 516

Untitled composition on religion, November 1896.

Folder 517

Shaffner, John Francis, Jr., 1896 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 517

"Review of Va and N.C.'s Boundary Line," 1896.

Folder 518

Sharpe, Thomas Allen, 1896 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 518

"The New Constitution of S.C," 28 March 1896.

Folder 519

White, Joseph Harvey, circa 1896 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 519

"The Economical Uses of Carbon Dioxide," circa 1896.

Folder 520

Cheek, Paul Tinsley, 1897 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 520

"The Conception of Woman in Literature," Senior Oration, 6 November 1897.

Folder 521

Graham, Edward Kidder, 1897 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 521

Inaugural Address, May 1897.

Folder 522

McNairy, William Herbert, 1897 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 522

Inaugural Address, 20 February 1897.

Folder 523

Sams, Edward Emmett, 1897 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 523

Inaugural Address, 2 October 1897.

Folder 524

Whitener, Robert Vance, 1897 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 524

"The Lowland Scotch," Senior Oration, 20 March 1897.

Folder 525

Wray, Joe Suttle, 1897 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 525

"Robert Burns," Senior Oration, 13 March 1897.

Folder 526

Andrews, Ira Edgerton Dwight, 1898 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 526

"Causes of the Civil War," Senior Oration, 1898.

Folder 527

Brown, Charles Connor, 1898 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 527

Inaugural Address, 1 October 1898.

Folder 528

Caldwell, Julius Alexander, 1898 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 528

"The Evolution of the Moral Consciousness," Senior Oration, 29 October 1898.

Folder 529

Canada, Charles Stafford, 1898-1899 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 529

"Kindergarten Play in Child Culture," Senior Oration, 29 October 1898.

Folder 530

Davis, Harvey Lewis, 1898 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 530

"Origin and Results of the Crusades," Senior Oration, 12 November 1898.

Folder 531

Hartley, Eugene Fuller, 1898 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 531

Inaugural Address, 3 December 1898.

Folder 532

Reaves, Samuel Watson, 1898 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 532

"Essay on Middlemarch," December 1898.

Folder 533

Whitlock, Paul Cameron, 1898 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 533

"The Inventor - Edison," oration, 12 February 1898; Inaugural Address, 19 February 1898.

Folder 534

Byerly, Thomas Jefferson, 1899 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 534

"The Progress of Modern Civilization," 3 November 1899. Missing pages 1-2.

Folder 535

Gant, Joseph Erwin, 1899 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 535

"The Development of the Cotton Mill Industry," 21 November 1899.

Folder 536

London, Henry Mauger, 1899 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 536

"Causes of The War Between the States," 18 February 1899.

Folder 537

Massey, James Buckner, 1899 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 537

Inaugural Address, 22 April 1899.

Folder 538

Reynolds, Henry, 1899 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 538

Inaugural Address, September 1899.

Folder 539

Osborne, Francis Moore, 1899 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 539

"The Theory of Sub-consciousness," Senior Oration, 18 March 1899.

Folder 540

Hargrave, William Franklin #40152, Subseries: "2.1.4. Addresses and Debates, 1875-1899." Folder 540

"Taste," Senior Oration, undated.

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57 folders.

Arrangement: Chronological.

The period 1900-1918 saw the beginning of the university's transition from a good liberal arts college to a modern university. The tenures of two university presidents spanned the period: Francis Preston Venable, 1900-1914, and Edward K. Graham, 1914-1918. Under Venable, the Graduate School was established in 1903. In 1907, the university library, having outgrown Smith Hall, moved into the newly constructed Carnegie Library. The latter was one of nine new buildings completed between 1900 and 1910--the first major expansion of the campus since before the Civil War. E.K. Graham emphasized university extension and service to the state. Many of his plans and projects were delayed by World War I and by his death from influenza in the fall of 1918.

The Dialectic and Philanthropic societies remained influential, but there was an increasing number of students who did not belong to them. Thus, the ability of the societies to regulate student behavior was diminished. At the same time, there was friction between fraternity and non-fraternity men. It was in this climate that the student body, in 1904, proposed the establishment of the Student Council, which ultimately became Student Government.

The addresses and other writings of Dialectic Society members in this period consist largely of untitled inaugural addresses of the society presidents. There are no debates.

Folder 541

Coffey, George Nelson, 1900 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 541

Inaugural Address, 24 February 1900; "A Menace to Republicanism," 31 May 1900.

Folder 542

Hearn, Williamson Edwards, circa 1900 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 542

"Origin of Government," circa 1900.

Folder 543

Rice, Thomas Donnelly, 1900 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 543

"The Discovery of Phosphates," 8 March 1900.

Folder 544

Swift, Wiley Hampton, 1900 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 544

Inaugural Address, 6 October 1900.

Folder 545

Jarrett, Augustus Henry, 1900 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 545

"Scientific Study of Dreams," Senior Oration, 1900.

Folder 546

Davis, Royall Oscar Eugene, 1901 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 546

Inaugural Address, 23 February 1901.

Folder 547

Bynum, Curtis A., 1902 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 547

Inaugural Address, 26 April 1902.

Folder 548

Jones, George Lyle, 1903 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 548

Inaugural Address, 1903.

Folder 549

Barnhardt, Charlie Carroll, 1904 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 549

Inaugural Address, 30 April 1904.

Folder 550

Higdon, Thomas Bragg, 1904 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 550

Inaugural Address, September 1904.

Folder 551

Robertson, Judge Buxton, 1904 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 551

Inaugural Address, 3 December 1904.

Folder 552

Love, Walter Bennett, 1905 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 552

Inaugural Address, 2 December 1905.

Folder 553

Mann, William Henry Lee, 1905 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 553

Inaugural Address, 7 October 1905.

Folder 554

Shore, William Thomas, 1905 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 554

Inaugural Address, February 1905.

Folder 555

Stephenson, Victor Lee, 1905 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 555

Inaugural Address, 29 April 1905.

Folder 556

Duls, William Henry, 1906 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 556

Inaugural Address, 1 December 1906.

Folder 557

Linn, Stahle, 1906 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 557

Inaugural Address, 13 October 1906.

Folder 558

Parker, John Johnson, 1906 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 558

Inaugural Address, 28 April 1906.

Folder 559

Seagle, Perry Edgar, 1906 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 559

Inaugural Address, 17 February 1906.

Folder 560

Andrews, Thomas Wingate, 1907 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 560

Inaugural Address, 5 October 1907.

Folder 561

Anonymous, 1907 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 561

Untitled address on the ancient Greek religion, circa 1907; "The Great Commoner," Fall 1907.

Folder 562

Day, Roby Councill, 1907 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 562

Inaugural Address, 16 February 1907.

Folder 563

Robins, Marmaduke, 1907 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 563

Inaugural Address, 30 November 1907.

Folder 564

Stacy, Walter Parker, 1907 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 564

Inaugural Address, 27 April 1907.

Folder 565

Cox, Oliver Cromwell, 1908 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 565

Inaugural Address, 28 November 1908.

Folder 566

Graham, Frank Porter, 1908 and 1949 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 566

Inaugural Address, 25 April 1908; acceptance speech for the first Di-Phi Award, 27 May 1949.

Folder 567

Matthews, Luther Preston, 1908 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 567

Inaugural Address, 15 February 1908.

Folder 568

Johnston, John Thomas, 1908 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 568

Inaugural Address, 30 October 1908.

Folder 569

Edmonds, William Rufus, 1909 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 569

Inaugural Address, 11 December 1909.

Folder 570

Stacy, Horace Edney, 1909 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 570

Inaugural Address, 2 October 1909.

Folder 571

Tillett, Charles Walter, Jr., 1909 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 571

Inaugural Address, 20 February 1909.

Folder 572

Wolfe, Adolphus Harrison, 1909 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 572

Inaugural Address, 1 May 1909.

Folder 573

Fentress, Baxter Lee, 1910 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 573

Inaugural Address, 19 February 1910.

Folder 574

George, Wesley Critz, 1910 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 574

Inaugural Address, 10 December 1910.

Folder 575

Moser, Ira Cleveland, 1910 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 575

Inaugural Address, 8 October 1910.

Folder 576

Jones, William Henry, 1910 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 576

Inaugural Address, 30 April 1910.

Folder 577

Freeman, Robert Alexander, 1911 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 577

Inaugural Address, 22 April 1911.

Folder 578

Graham, Augustus Washington, Jr., 1911 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 578

Inaugural Address, 9 December 1911.

Folder 579

Lockhart, John Clegg, 1911 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 579

Inaugural Address, 7 October 1911.

Folder 580

Solomon, Harry Meyer, 1911 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 580

Inaugural Address, 17 February 1911.

Folder 581

Busby, John Carroll, 1913 and Edgar Ralph Rankin, 1912 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 581

Inaugural Address of J.C. Busby, delivered 1913; Inaugural Address of E.R. Rankin, delivered 14 December 1912.

Folder 582

Caldwell, Joe Yongue, 1912 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 582

Inaugural Address, 1912.

Folder 583

Walker, Daniel Joshua, 1912 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 583

Inaugural Address, 27 April 1912.

Folder 584

Dunnegan, Macon Rush, 1913 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 584

Inaugural Address, 26 April 1913.

Folder 585

Holmes, John Albert, 1913 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 585

Inaugural Address, 4 October 1913.

Folder 586

Webster, Felix Litaker, 1913 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 586

Inaugural Address, 13 December 1913.

Folder 587

Eutsler, George Willard, 1914 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 587

Inaugural Address, 3 October 1914.

Folder 588

Martin, Grover Adlai, 1914 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 588

Inaugural Address, 12 December 1914.

Folder 589

Newsome, Albert Ray, 1914 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 589

Inaugural Address, 25 April 1914.

Folder 590

Willis, Henry Stuart Kendall, 1914 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 590

Inaugural Address, 21 February 1914.

Folder 591

Crouse, Rush Floyd, 1915 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 591

Inaugural Address, 24 April 1915.

Folder 592

Nance, Ophir Carmal, 1915 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 592

Inaugural Address, 20 February 1915.

Folder 593

Pike, Samuel Clark, 1915 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 593

Inaugural Address, 9 October 1915.

Folder 594

Barker, Frank Pendleton, 1917 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 594

Inaugural Address, 16 February 1917.

Folder 595

Price, Rolland Ernest, 1917 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 595

Inaugural Address, 1 December 1917.

Folder 596

Deaton, Fred Hyams, 1918 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 596

Inaugural Address, 22 May 1918.

Folder 597

Smith, David Baird #40152, Subseries: "2.1.5. Addresses and Debates, 1900-1918." Folder 597

"The Independent in Politics," undated.

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39 folders.

By 1937, the student body numbered nearly 3600, including 434 graduate students. The university and the nation were slowly recovering from the Great Depression. Construction began in 1938-1939 on a number of new buildings, including several dormitories, funded in large part by the Public Works Administration of the federal government. Soon after the United States entered World War II in December 1941, the university placed its resources at the disposal of the federal government to assist in the war effort. Several military training programs operated on the campus. After the war, enrollment surged, in large part because of the GI Bill. The late 1940s and early 1950s saw an expansion of the School of Medicine and construction of a medical center and teaching hospital on the campus. The 1950s also brought integration, with the admission of a small number of African-American students to the School of Law (1951), the School of Medicine (1951), and the General College (1955).

Membership in the Dialectic and Philanthropic societies continued to decline as more and more student groups emerged to vie for members. Both societies had reorganized along the lines of legislative bodies in the period between 1918 and 1937. The Philanthropic Society had become the Philanthropic Assembly in 1919, and the Dialectic Society had become the Dialectic Senate in 1924. In 1959, in an effort to ensure continuation of the organizations, the two merged to become the Dialectic and Philanthropic Joint Senate.

As in the period just prior, the addresses and other writings of Dialectic Society members from 1937 to 1957 consist largely of untitled inaugural addresses of the society presidents. There is a 1939 inaugural address by Louise Walker, possibly the first woman to preside over the society. Again, there are no debates. A handful of other addresses reflects members' continuing interest in government, politics, and contemporary events. These include "A University Goes to War," 1942; an untitled address in support of United States Senator Frank Porter Graham, 1950; an untitled address on the place of militarism in the community of learning, 1953; and several others.

Folder 598

Ramsay, John Erwin, 1937 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 598

Address of the President, missing pages 1-3, 25 May 1937.

Folder 599

Kleeman, Walter, 1938 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 599

Inaugural Address, 5 December 1938.

Folder 600

Putzel, Charles Lewis, Jr., 1939 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 600

Inaugural Address, 23 May 1939.

Folder 601

Walker, Louise, 1939 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 601

Inaugural Address, 28 February 1939.

Folder 602

Bonner, John H., Jr., 1940 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 602

Inaugural Address, 5 March 1940.

Folder 603

Busby, John, 1940 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 603

Presidential Address, 9 January 1940.

Folder 604

Woodson, William Blackmer, 1941 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 604

Inaugural Address, December 1941.

Folder 605

Bagby, Wesley, 1942 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 605

Inaugural Address, 27 May 1942.

Folder 606

Gretter, William Carrington, Jr., 1942 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 606

"A University Goes to War," Presidential Address to the Dialectic Senate for the Winter Quarter, 1942.

Folder 607

Thompson, Lee Roy, 1945 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 607

Inaugural Address, 11 July 1945.

Folder 608

Weber, Herbert, 1945 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 608

Inaugural Address, 3 January 1945.

Folder 609

Morrison, Robert, 1946 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 609

Out-going presidential address, 2 October 1946.

Folder 610

Shropshire, Donald Gray, 1946-1949 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 610

Inaugural Address, 2 October 1946; untitled address on the state of the Dialectic Society, 15 January 1947; second Inaugural Address, 22 January 1947; third Inaugural Address, 30 March 1949.

Folder 611

Braswell, Edwin Maurice, 1947 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 611

Inaugural Address, 25 June 1947.

Folder 612

Southerland, James Francis, 1948 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 612

Inaugural Address, 29 September 1948.

Folder 613

Zucker, John Miles, 1948 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 613

Inaugural Address, 31 March 1948.

Folder 614

Murphey, Arthur Gage, Jr., 1949 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 614

Inaugural Address, 5 October 1949.

Folder 615

Anonymous, circa 1950 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 615

Untitled address in support of United States Senator Frank Porter Graham, circa June 1950.

Folder 616

Lamm, James Louis Delay, 1950 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 616

Inaugural Address, September 1950.

Folder 617

Long, Charles Oris, 1950 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 617

Inaugural Address, 29 March 1950.

Folder 618

Talley, Banks Cooper, Jr., 1950 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 618

Inaugural Address, 18 January 1950.

Folder 619

Clampitt, Robert Hamilton, 1951 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 619

Inaugural Address, 4 October 1951.

Folder 620

Schnorrenberg, John Martin, 1951 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 620

President's Address, Summer 1951.

Folder 621

Selby, Talbot Rayle, 1951 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 621

Inaugural Address, 8 January 1951; final speech delivered before the Senate, 5 March 1951.

Folder 622

Tice, Walter Thomas, Jr., 1951 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 622

Inaugural Address, 28 March 1951.

Folder 623

Graham, E.K., 1952 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 623

"The Student as Critic and Constituent," 15 January 1952.

Folder 624

Maynard, James Walter, 1952 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 624

Inaugural Address, Fall Quarter, 1952.

Folder 625

Smith, Edward Marvin, 1952 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 625

Inaugural Address, Spring Quarter 1952.

Folder 626

Davis, Charlotte, 1953 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 626

Inaugural Address, 7 April 1953.

Folder 627

Lowet, Henry A., 1953-1954 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 627

Untitled address on the place of militarism in the community of learning, 15 December 1953; Inauguration address, spring semester, 2 March 1954.

Folder 628

McElroy, James Lawrence, Jr., 1953-1955 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 628

Untitled address arguing the illegality of a proposed bill requiring student fraternities to remove clauses in their constitutions, 17 November 1953; Inaugural Address, 18 October 1955.

Folder 629

Parker, Gerald Corbett, 1953 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 629

Inaugural Address, 29 September 1953.

Folder 630

Penegar, Kenneth L., 1953 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 630

Inaugural Address, Winter Quarter, 1953.

Folder 631

Fleishman, Joel L., 1954 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 631

Inaugural Address, 5 October 1954.

Folder 632

Purks, Dr. J. Harris, 1954 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 632

Speech delivered to the Dialectic Senate by Dr. J. Harris Purks, Provost, University of North Carolina, 2 March 1954.

Folder 633

Webb, Richard Beverly Raney, 1955 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 633

Inaugural Address, 1 March 1955.

Folder 634

Reid, David Edward, Jr., 1956 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 634

Inaugural Address, 24 April 1956.

Folder 635

Adams, John Patrick, 1957 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 635

Inaugural Address, 12 March 1957.

Folder 636

Shaw, Stanley, 1957 #40152, Subseries: "2.1.6. Addresses and Debates, 1937-1957." Folder 636

President's Address, 8 January 1957; "Man has in his time known great beauty of purpose," composition, circa 1950s.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.2. Bills/Resolutions, 1803-1959 and undated.

Arrangement: Chronological.

This subseries contains copies of bills, articles of impeachment, and queries cleared for floor debate (including intercollegiate debate topics) as well as general and memorial resolutions read during meetings of the society. See also Constitution Committee, Query Committee, Ways and Means Committee, and Reports of the Vice President in Series 3.

Folder 636

1803-1823 #40152, Subseries: "2.2. Bills/Resolutions, 1803-1959 and undated." Folder 636

Folder 637

1833-1864 #40152, Subseries: "2.2. Bills/Resolutions, 1803-1959 and undated." Folder 637

Folder 638

1866-1939 #40152, Subseries: "2.2. Bills/Resolutions, 1803-1959 and undated." Folder 638

Folder 639

1940-1945 #40152, Subseries: "2.2. Bills/Resolutions, 1803-1959 and undated." Folder 639

Folder 640

1946-1949 #40152, Subseries: "2.2. Bills/Resolutions, 1803-1959 and undated." Folder 640

Folder 641

1950-1954 #40152, Subseries: "2.2. Bills/Resolutions, 1803-1959 and undated." Folder 641

Folder 642

1955-1959 and undated #40152, Subseries: "2.2. Bills/Resolutions, 1803-1959 and undated." Folder 642

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.3. Correspondence, 1797-1956.

Arrangement: Chronological.

This subseries includes the correspondence of the society's president, secretary, and/or clerk. Letters deal with subjects ranging from requests for portraits, library book orders, and billings for payments of fines/dues to invitations to deliver commencement addresses. The post-Civil War material is almost exclusively financial in nature. Folder 659 contains historical manuscripts collected by the society's Committee on Confederate Repository and Records. Folder 660 includes materials generated by the Committee on Renovations.

Folder 643

General, 1797-1808 #40152, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence, 1797-1956." Folder 643

Folder 644

General, 1813-1825 #40152, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence, 1797-1956." Folder 644

Folder 645

General, 1826-1829 #40152, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence, 1797-1956." Folder 645

Folder 646

General, 1830-1834 #40152, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence, 1797-1956." Folder 646

Folder 647

General, 1835-1839 #40152, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence, 1797-1956." Folder 647

Folder 648

General, 1840-1849 #40152, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence, 1797-1956." Folder 648

Folder 649

General, 1850-1859 #40152, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence, 1797-1956." Folder 649

Folder 650

General, 1860-1867 #40152, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence, 1797-1956." Folder 650

Folder 651

General, 1875-1879 #40152, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence, 1797-1956." Folder 651

Folder 652

General, 1880-1900 #40152, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence, 1797-1956." Folder 652

Folder 653

General, 1910-1946 #40152, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence, 1797-1956." Folder 653

Folder 654

General, 1947 #40152, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence, 1797-1956." Folder 654

Folder 655

General, 1948-1949 #40152, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence, 1797-1956." Folder 655

Folder 656

General, 1950-1951 #40152, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence, 1797-1956." Folder 656

Folder 657

General, 1952-1954 #40152, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence, 1797-1956." Folder 657

Folder 658

General, 1955-1956 #40152, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence, 1797-1956." Folder 658

Folder 659

Historical Collection, 1780-1865 #40152, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence, 1797-1956." Folder 659

Folder 660

Renovation of the Dialectic Society Hall, 1950-1954 #40152, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence, 1797-1956." Folder 660

See also Committee on Renovation, Series 3, Subseries 21.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Committee Records, 1796-1956.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

This series contains reports and other records created by the various committees of the society. The standing committee materials are arranged individually as subseries while the records of the special committees are inter filed chronologically in Subseries 26. Additional information on these committees will be found in the minutes, Series 1.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2. Catalogue Committee Records, 1885-1888.

About the compilation of the 1890 Catalogue of Members of the Dialectic Society, .

Folder 662

Catalogue Committee Records #40152, Subseries: "3.2. Catalogue Committee Records, 1885-1888." Folder 662

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.3. Censor Morum Records, 1910-1923.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.4. Clerk's (or Recorder's) Records, 1863-1868, 1937-1943.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.5. Confederate Repository Committee Records, 1866-1867.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.6. Constitution Committee Records, 1797-1956.

See also Constitution and Bylaws, Series 6.

Folder 669

1905, 1910-1956 #40152, Subseries: "3.6. Constitution Committee Records, 1797-1956." Folder 669

Folder 670

January 1797-June 1799 #40152, Subseries: "3.6. Constitution Committee Records, 1797-1956." Folder 670

(bound volume)

Folder 671

August 1799-October 1805 #40152, Subseries: "3.6. Constitution Committee Records, 1797-1956." Folder 671

(bound volume)

Folder 672

February 1806-February 1816 #40152, Subseries: "3.6. Constitution Committee Records, 1797-1956." Folder 672

(bound volume)

Folder 673

February 1816-September 1824 #40152, Subseries: "3.6. Constitution Committee Records, 1797-1956." Folder 673

(bound volume)

Folder 674

October 1824-February 1826 #40152, Subseries: "3.6. Constitution Committee Records, 1797-1956." Folder 674

(bound volume)

Folder 675

March 1832-November 1836 #40152, Subseries: "3.6. Constitution Committee Records, 1797-1956." Folder 675

(bound volume)

Folder 676

May 1842-November 1851 #40152, Subseries: "3.6. Constitution Committee Records, 1797-1956." Folder 676

(bound volume)

Folder 677

October 1875-December 1882 #40152, Subseries: "3.6. Constitution Committee Records, 1797-1956." Folder 677

(bound volume)

Folder 678

September 1887-April 1892 #40152, Subseries: "3.6. Constitution Committee Records, 1797-1956." Folder 678

(bound volume)

Folder 679

May 1892-May 1893 #40152, Subseries: "3.6. Constitution Committee Records, 1797-1956." Folder 679

(bound volume)

Folder 680

May 1893-October 1897 #40152, Subseries: "3.6. Constitution Committee Records, 1797-1956." Folder 680

(bound volume)

Folder 681

October 1897-February 1906 #40152, Subseries: "3.6. Constitution Committee Records, 1797-1956." Folder 681

(bound volume)

Folder 682

February 1906-March 1914 #40152, Subseries: "3.6. Constitution Committee Records, 1797-1956." Folder 682

(bound volume)

Folder 683

March 1914-1921 #40152, Subseries: "3.6. Constitution Committee Records, 1797-1956." Folder 683

(bound volume)

Folder 684

January 1922-April 1927 #40152, Subseries: "3.6. Constitution Committee Records, 1797-1956." Folder 684

(bound volume)

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.7. Corrector's Records, 1846?, 1858, 1866-1867, 1882-1883.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.8. Critic's Records, 1935-1949.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.9. Dance Committee Records, 1940-1943.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.10. Debate Committee Records, 1940-1943, 1951.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.11. Di/Phi Committee Records, 1814-1955.

Includes Dialectic Society committees appointed to confer with the Philanthropic Society, Philanthropic Society committees writing to the Dialectic Society, and joint Dialectic-Philanthropic committees.

Folder 689

Di/Phi Committee Records #40152, Subseries: "3.11. Di/Phi Committee Records, 1814-1955." Folder 689

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.12. Entertainment Committee Records, 1935, 1940, 1949-1950.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.13. Executive Committee Records, 1942, 1949-1951.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.14. Finance Committee Records, 1813-1956.

See also Treasurer's Records, Series 4.

Folder 692

1813-1825 #40152, Subseries: "3.14. Finance Committee Records, 1813-1956." Folder 692

Folder 693

1826-1835 #40152, Subseries: "3.14. Finance Committee Records, 1813-1956." Folder 693

Folder 694

1836-1854 #40152, Subseries: "3.14. Finance Committee Records, 1813-1956." Folder 694

Folder 695

1876-1915 #40152, Subseries: "3.14. Finance Committee Records, 1813-1956." Folder 695

Folder 696

1916-1920 #40152, Subseries: "3.14. Finance Committee Records, 1813-1956." Folder 696

Folder 697

1928-1945 #40152, Subseries: "3.14. Finance Committee Records, 1813-1956." Folder 697

Folder 698

1946-1956 #40152, Subseries: "3.14. Finance Committee Records, 1813-1956." Folder 698

Folder 699

December 1905-February 1908 #40152, Subseries: "3.14. Finance Committee Records, 1813-1956." Folder 699

(bound volume)

Folder 700

March 1908-September 1910 #40152, Subseries: "3.14. Finance Committee Records, 1813-1956." Folder 700

(bound volume)

Folder 701

September 1910-January 1912 #40152, Subseries: "3.14. Finance Committee Records, 1813-1956." Folder 701

(bound volume)

Folder 702

February 1912-April 1913 #40152, Subseries: "3.14. Finance Committee Records, 1813-1956." Folder 702

(bound volume)

Folder 703

April 1913-November 1914 #40152, Subseries: "3.14. Finance Committee Records, 1813-1956." Folder 703

(bound volume)

Folder 704

November 1914-March 1919 #40152, Subseries: "3.14. Finance Committee Records, 1813-1956." Folder 704

(bound volume)

Folder 705

March 1919-April 1927 #40152, Subseries: "3.14. Finance Committee Records, 1813-1956." Folder 705

(bound volume)

Folder 706

1939 (incomplete) #40152, Subseries: "3.14. Finance Committee Records, 1813-1956." Folder 706

(bound volume)

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.15. Library Committee Records, 1796?-1956.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.16. Membership Committee Records, 1940-1956.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.17. Portrait Committee, 1945-1956.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.18. Properties Committee Records, 1949-1956.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.19. Publicity Committee Records, 1940-1950.

See also Publicity Records, Series 8, and Senate Relations Committee.

Folder 711

Publicity Committee Records #40152, Subseries: "3.19. Publicity Committee Records, 1940-1950." Folder 711

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.20. Radio Committee Records, 1940, 1942.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.21. Renovations Committee Records, 1949-1955.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.22. Room Committee Records, 1818.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.23. Senate Relations Committee Records, 1949-1956.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.24. Query Committee Records, 1852-1892.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.25. Ways and Means Committee Records, 1934-1956.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.26. Special Committees Records, 1835-1953.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Treasurer's Records, 1807-1952.

Arrangement: by type of account, then chronologically.

This series contains the financial records of the Dialectic Society as maintained by the Treasurer and Finance Committee. The society's main source of income was membership dues supplemented by fines imposed for conduct violations, meeting absences, and misuse of library privileges.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.1. Members' Accounts, 1807-1952.

This subseries includes accounts arranged by member's name. The information consists of dues and fines assessed and paid.

Folder 724

1807-1818 #40152, Subseries: "4.1. Members' Accounts, 1807-1952." Folder 724

(bound volume)

Folder 725

1811-1816 #40152, Subseries: "4.1. Members' Accounts, 1807-1952." Folder 725

(bound volume)

Folder 726

1818-1821 #40152, Subseries: "4.1. Members' Accounts, 1807-1952." Folder 726

(bound volume)

Folder 727

1822-1824 #40152, Subseries: "4.1. Members' Accounts, 1807-1952." Folder 727

(bound volume)

Folder 728

1824-1830 #40152, Subseries: "4.1. Members' Accounts, 1807-1952." Folder 728

(bound volume)

Folder 729

1829-1830 #40152, Subseries: "4.1. Members' Accounts, 1807-1952." Folder 729

(bound volume)

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1830-1834 #40152, Subseries: "4.1. Members' Accounts, 1807-1952." SV-40152/22

Folder 730

1834-1838 #40152, Subseries: "4.1. Members' Accounts, 1807-1952." Folder 730

(bound volume)

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1838-1840 #40152, Subseries: "4.1. Members' Accounts, 1807-1952." SV-40152/23

Folder 731

1841-1848 #40152, Subseries: "4.1. Members' Accounts, 1807-1952." Folder 731

(bound volume)

Folder 732

1848-1855 #40152, Subseries: "4.1. Members' Accounts, 1807-1952." Folder 732

(bound volume)

Folder 733

1861-1867, 1878-1881 #40152, Subseries: "4.1. Members' Accounts, 1807-1952." Folder 733

(bound volume)

Folder 734

1883-1884 #40152, Subseries: "4.1. Members' Accounts, 1807-1952." Folder 734

(bound volume)

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1913-1914, 1917-1918 #40152, Subseries: "4.1. Members' Accounts, 1807-1952." SV-40152/24

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1915-1916, 1919 #40152, Subseries: "4.1. Members' Accounts, 1807-1952." SV-40152/25

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1915-1916 #40152, Subseries: "4.1. Members' Accounts, 1807-1952." SV-40152/26

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1912-1913, 1918-1919 #40152, Subseries: "4.1. Members' Accounts, 1807-1952." SV-40152/27

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1919-1920 #40152, Subseries: "4.1. Members' Accounts, 1807-1952." SV-40152/28

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1919-1920 #40152, Subseries: "4.1. Members' Accounts, 1807-1952." SV-40152/29

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1919-1920 #40152, Subseries: "4.1. Members' Accounts, 1807-1952." SV-40152/30

Folder 735

1922-1923 #40152, Subseries: "4.1. Members' Accounts, 1807-1952." Folder 735

(bound volume)

Folder 736

1947-1949 #40152, Subseries: "4.1. Members' Accounts, 1807-1952." Folder 736

(bound volume)

Folder 737

1949-1950 #40152, Subseries: "4.1. Members' Accounts, 1807-1952." Folder 737

(bound volume)

Folder 738

1949-1952 #40152, Subseries: "4.1. Members' Accounts, 1807-1952." Folder 738

(bound volume)

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.2. Day Books, 1818-1907.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.3. Fine Books, 1848-1947.

Arrangement: volume entries are chronological by meeting date.

This subseries records the fines assessed members for misconduct.

Folder 751

1848-1852 #40152, Subseries: "4.3. Fine Books, 1848-1947." Folder 751

(bound volume)

Folder 752

1852-1856 #40152, Subseries: "4.3. Fine Books, 1848-1947." Folder 752

(bound volume)

Folder 753

1856-1860 #40152, Subseries: "4.3. Fine Books, 1848-1947." Folder 753

(bound volume)

Folder 754

1862-1868, 1877-1885 #40152, Subseries: "4.3. Fine Books, 1848-1947." Folder 754

(bound volume)

Folder 755

1880-1886 #40152, Subseries: "4.3. Fine Books, 1848-1947." Folder 755

(bound volume)

Folder 756

1882-1883 #40152, Subseries: "4.3. Fine Books, 1848-1947." Folder 756

(bound volume)

Folder 757

1884 #40152, Subseries: "4.3. Fine Books, 1848-1947." Folder 757

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1912-1913 #40152, Subseries: "4.3. Fine Books, 1848-1947." SV-40152/31

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1913-1914 #40152, Subseries: "4.3. Fine Books, 1848-1947." SV-40152/32

Folder 758

1909 #40152, Subseries: "4.3. Fine Books, 1848-1947." Folder 758

(bound volume)

Folder 759

1918-1922 #40152, Subseries: "4.3. Fine Books, 1848-1947." Folder 759

(bound volume)

Folder 760

1919-1927 #40152, Subseries: "4.3. Fine Books, 1848-1947." Folder 760

(bound volume)

Folder 761

1946 #40152, Subseries: "4.3. Fine Books, 1848-1947." Folder 761

(bound volume)

Folder 762

1947 #40152, Subseries: "4.3. Fine Books, 1848-1947." Folder 762

(bound volume)

Folder 763

1953 #40152, Subseries: "4.3. Fine Books, 1848-1947." Folder 763

(bound volume)

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Membership Records, 1841-1964.

Arrangement: by type of account, then chronologically.

This series includes membership lists and records of attendance at society meetings. The lists are in the form of catalogs and were created as members signed their acceptance of the society's constitution and bylaws.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.1. Catalogs of Members, 1841-1956.

This subseries contains lists of members by year including home addresses in some cases. See also Catalogue of Members of the Dialectic Society, (Baltimore, Md., 1890).

Folder 773

1946-1956 #40152, Subseries: "5.1. Catalogs of Members, 1841-1956." Folder 773

Folder 774

1838-1840 #40152, Subseries: "5.1. Catalogs of Members, 1841-1956." Folder 774

(bound volume; has been moved to Subseries 2.1, Reports of the Archivist)

Folder 775

1841-1867 #40152, Subseries: "5.1. Catalogs of Members, 1841-1956." Folder 775

(bound volume)

Folder 776

1845-1860 #40152, Subseries: "5.1. Catalogs of Members, 1841-1956." Folder 776

(bound volume)

Folder 777

Record of Patriotic Dead, 1865 #40152, Subseries: "5.1. Catalogs of Members, 1841-1956." Folder 777

(bound volume)

Folder 778

1866-1867, 1875-1893 #40152, Subseries: "5.1. Catalogs of Members, 1841-1956." Folder 778

(bound volume)

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.2. Roll Books, 1908-1962.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.3. Certificates and Diplomas, 1814, 1964.

Folder 793

1814, 1964 and undated #40152, Subseries: "5.3. Certificates and Diplomas, 1814, 1964." Folder 793

Includes 1814 society diploma awarded to Samuel B. Robinson; four 1964 society diplomas awarded to Richard Everett Edwards, Daniel Kern, Karen Louise Kern, and Ernst Peter Schwintzer; and blank forms for regular and honorary membership. See also University of North Carolina Miscellaneous Diplomas (#3050) for other society diplomas.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 6. Constitution and Bylaws, 1818-1949.

Arrangement: Chronological.

This series contains versions and revisions of the society constitution and bylaws with amendments proposed and adopted. The original constitution, as adopted in 1795, is recorded in Volume 1 of Series 1. See also Constitution Committee Records, Subseries 6 of Series 3.

Folder 794

1818-1822 #40152, Series: "6. Constitution and Bylaws, 1818-1949." Folder 794

(bound volume)

Folder 795

1834 #40152, Series: "6. Constitution and Bylaws, 1818-1949." Folder 795

(bound volume)

Folder 796

1837-1847 #40152, Series: "6. Constitution and Bylaws, 1818-1949." Folder 796

(bound volume)

Folder 797

1848-1853 #40152, Series: "6. Constitution and Bylaws, 1818-1949." Folder 797

(bound volume)

Folder 798

1857-1866 #40152, Series: "6. Constitution and Bylaws, 1818-1949." Folder 798

(bound volume)

Folder 799

1867-1868, 1875-1876 #40152, Series: "6. Constitution and Bylaws, 1818-1949." Folder 799

(bound volume)

Folder 800

1877-1883? #40152, Series: "6. Constitution and Bylaws, 1818-1949." Folder 800

(bound volume)

Folder 801

1884-1892 #40152, Series: "6. Constitution and Bylaws, 1818-1949." Folder 801

(bound volume)

Folder 802

1893, 1896? #40152, Series: "6. Constitution and Bylaws, 1818-1949." Folder 802

(bound volume)

Folder 803

1896 #40152, Series: "6. Constitution and Bylaws, 1818-1949." Folder 803

(bound volume)

Folder 804

1900, 1915 #40152, Series: "6. Constitution and Bylaws, 1818-1949." Folder 804

(bound volume)

Folder 805

1909 #40152, Series: "6. Constitution and Bylaws, 1818-1949." Folder 805

(bound volume)

Folder 806

1917, 1920 #40152, Series: "6. Constitution and Bylaws, 1818-1949." Folder 806

(bound volume)

Folder 807

1940s #40152, Series: "6. Constitution and Bylaws, 1818-1949." Folder 807

(bound volume)

Folder 808

April 1949 #40152, Series: "6. Constitution and Bylaws, 1818-1949." Folder 808

(bound volume)

Folder 809

Fall 1949 #40152, Series: "6. Constitution and Bylaws, 1818-1949." Folder 809

(bound volume)

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 7. Library Records, 1824-1887? and undated.

Arrangement: alphabetical by subject, then chronologically.

This series includes records on the development and use of the Dialectic Society library from the early nineteenth century until the 1880s, when the society's holdings were merged with the University collection. See also the Librarian's Records, Subseries 15 of Series 3.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 7.2. Circulation Records, 1824-1886.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 8. Publicity Records, 1941-1960.

Arrangement: Chronological.

This series includes the society newsletter, "The Senate Bulletin," as well as notices and press releases prepared by the society's Publicity Committee, president, and clerk and a few news articles about the society. See also Subseries 19 of Series 3.

Folder 817

1936, 1941-1950 #40152, Series: "8. Publicity Records, 1941-1960." Folder 817

Folder 818

1951-1956, 1960 #40152, Series: "8. Publicity Records, 1941-1960." Folder 818

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Scrapbook, 1942-1943 #40152, Series: "8. Publicity Records, 1941-1960." SV-40152/42

Oversize Volume SV-40152/43

Scrapbook, 1942-1955 #40152, Series: "8. Publicity Records, 1941-1960." SV-40152/43

Oversize Volume SV-40152/44

Scrapbook, 1946-1951 #40152, Series: "8. Publicity Records, 1941-1960." SV-40152/44

Oversize Volume SV-40152/45

Scrapbook, 1942-1956 #40152, Series: "8. Publicity Records, 1941-1960." SV-40152/45

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Processing Information

Processed by: University Archives Staff, November 1999, February 2008, September 2009

Encoded by: Peter Hymas, May 2005

Revised by: Johanna Russ, February 2008, and Susan Ballinger, January 2009

Updated for digitization by: Amanda Loeb, August 2013

Funding from the State Library of North Carolina supported the encoding of this finding aid.

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