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Collection Number: 40153

Collection Title: Dialectic and Philanthropic Joint Senate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1836-2013 (bulk 1959-2010)

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Size 12.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 6850 items)
Abstract The Dialectic and Philanthropic Joint Senate was formed in 1959 in an initially unsuccessful effort to reverse the decline of the University of North Carolina's historic Dialectic and Philanthropic societies. Membership increased in the 1970s as a result of publicity and special programs. Records of the Dialectic and Philanthropic Joint Senate include meeting minutes; correspondence; committee records; financial records; membership lists; constitution and bylaws; publicity materials; and pictures, some of them 19th-century images of former members of the Dialectic and Philanthropic societies. Audiovisual materials include a 1997 documentary about the Dialectic and Philanthropic societies.
Creator University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dialectic and Philanthropic Joint Senate.
Language English.
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[Identification of item], in the Dialectic and Philanthropic Joint Senate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records #40153, University Archives, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Periodic transfer from the offices that create these records.
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The Dialectic Society and the Philanthropic Society, founded as separate societies in 1795, were the first student organizations at the University of North Carolina. Until the 1860s they supplemented the disciplinary responsibilities of the Board of Trustees and the faculty, and until the late 19th century they exercised many of the functions of present-day student government. In addition, throughout their history the societies have provided training in oratory, debating, and the essay style of composition.

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. Until the 20th 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 seems to have grown out of the early sectional rivalry between east and west.

The societies disbanded when the university closed during Reconstruction. After 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."

The end of compulsory membership, the gradual loss of their disciplinary function to the new Student Council, changing student interests, and the multiplication of campus organizations competing for student attention were all factors that caused the two societies to decline in vitality and membership during the early decades of the 20th century. 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. The disruptive effects of World War II, however, hastened the decline. The Philanthropic Assembly discontinued meetings in 1943, and the Dialectic Senate barely survived the war period. In the decade following the war both societies witnessed a rejuvenation. However, by the mid-1950s they were again in decline.

In May 1959, the Senate and the Assembly began to meet as the Dialectic and Philanthropic Joint Senate. Even this expedient was not fully successful in ensuring growth. By 1970 active membership in the Joint Senate had been reduced to one, Stanley Greenberg. Greenberg was able to persuade 13 of his fellow students to join the Senate. Among these new members was George Blackburn, who as president of the Joint Senate, mounted a concerted rebuilding program. Under Blackburn's leadership and that of his successors, particularly Roger Kirkman, membership increased through a program of publicity and special activities. In 1974 the Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies Foundation, Inc., was established to ensure preservation of the societies' literary, historical, and artistic properties. By the late 1970s membership had risen to a healthy level, and the foundation began a restoration program for the societies' portrait collection.

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Records of the Dialectic and Philanthropic Joint Senate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill include meeting minutes; correspondence; committee records; financial records; membership lists; constitutions and bylaws; publicity materials; and pictures, some of them 19th-century images of former members of the Dialectic and Philanthropic societies. Audiovisual materials include audio of the 1999 Coates Battle lecture and video of a 1999 Dialectic and Philanthropic Joint Senate meeting and a 1997 documentary about the Dialectic and Philanthropic societies.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Minutes, 1959-2004.

Arrangement: Chronological.

This series includes minutes of Joint Senate regular and special meetings. Copies of the bills and resolutions as well as the speeches presented during the meetings are filed in this Series 2.

Box 1

Volume 1: 1959 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

Volume 2: 1960 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

Volume 3: 1961 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

Volume 4: 1962 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

Volume 5: 1963-1964 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

Volume 6: 1965 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

Volume 7: 1966 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

Volume 8: 1967 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

Volume 9: 1968 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

Volume 10: 1970 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

Volume 11: 1971 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

Volume 12: 1972 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

Volume 13: 1973 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

Volume 14: 1974 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

Volume 15: 1975 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

Volume 16: 1976 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

Volume 17: 1977 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

Volume 18: 1978 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

Volume 19: 1979 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

Volume 20: 1980 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

Volume 21: 1981 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

Volume 22: 1982 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

Volume 23: 1983 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

Volume 24: 1984 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

Volume 25: 1985 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

Volume 26: 1986 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

Volume 27: 1987 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

Volume 28: 1988-17 April 1989 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

Volume 29: 24 April-December 1989 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

Volume 30-A: 1990 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

Volume 30-B: handwritten, 1990s (?) #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

Volume 31: 1991 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

Volume 32: 1992 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

Volume 33: 1993 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

Volume 34: 1994 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

(meeting of 5 December 1994, only)

Volume 35: 1995-1996 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

Volume 36: 1997-1999 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

(includes videocassette of 18 October 1999 meeting; shelved separately as VT-40153/1)

Volume 37: 2000-2001 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

Volume 38: 2002 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

Volume 39: 2003 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

Volume 40: 2004 #40153, Series: "1. Minutes, 1959-2004." Box 1

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This series includes materials supportive of the minutes found in Series 1. In many instances, similar items will be found among the minutes.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.3. Correspondence.

Arrangement: Chronological.

This subseries contains correspondence of the Joint Senate's presidents and other officers. The items in the general files are routine.

Box 2

Folder 1: undated; 1959-1964, General #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 2

Folder 2: 1965-1973, General #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 2

Folder 3: 1974, General #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 2

Folder 4: 1975, General #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 2

Folder 5: 1976, General #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 2

Folder 6: 1976, William H. Bobbitt Bust Ceremony #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 2

Folder 7: 1976, Albert Coates Bust Ceremony #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 2

Box 3

Folder 8: 1977, General #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 3

Folder 9: 1977, Sam J. Ervin Bust Ceremony #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 3

Folder 10: 1977, Paul Green Bust Ceremony #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 3

Folder 11: 1977, Thomas Day Letters #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 3

Folder 12: 1978, General #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 3

Folder 13: 1978, First Congress of Literary Societies Meeting #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 3

Folder 14: 1978, Demosthenian Society Celebration #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 3

(at the University of Georgia)

Folder 15: 1978, George S. Hatem Letters #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 3

Folder 16: 1978, Thomas Wolfe Portrait Presentation #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 3

(see also Folder 18)

Folder 17: 1979, General #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 3

Folder 18: 1979, Second Congress of Literary Societies Meeting #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 3

Folder 19: 1979, Thomas Wolfe Portrait Presentation #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 3

(see also Folder 15)

Folder 20: 1980, General #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 3

Folder 21 : 1980, Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies Foundation, Inc. #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 3

Folder 22: 1982-1989, General #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 3

(includes pins and metal production molds for the pins, shelved separately as MU-40153/2-4)

Folder 23: 1982-1983; 1989; 1992-1995, Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies Foundation, Inc. #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 3

Folder 24: 1983-1984, Association of American College Literary Societies #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 3

Folder 25: 1986-1988, Association of American College Literary Societies #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 3

Folder 26: 1988, Library Donation Agreement #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 3

Folder 27: 1990-1991, General #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 3

Folder 28: 1992-2000, General #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 3

Folder 29: 1995, Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies Bicentennial #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 3

Folder 30: Listserv Communications, 17 May-23 August 1994 #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 3

Folder 31: Listserv Communications, 1 September-17 December 1994 #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 3

Folder 32: Listserv Communications, 9 January-29 July 1995 #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 3

Folder 33: Listserv Communications, 2 August-26 October 1995 #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 3

Box 4

Folder 34: Listserv Communications, 1 November-9 December 1995 #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 4

Folder 35: Listserv Communications, 1 January-31 March 1996 #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 4

Folder 36: Listserv Communications, 2 April-30 July 1996 #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 4

Folder 37: Listserv Communications, 2 August-27 November 1996 #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 4

Folder 38: Listserv Communications, 30 June-2 July 1999 #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 4

Folder 39: 2000-2001, Association of American College Literatry Societies #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 4

Folder 40: 2001-2002; 2004, General #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 4

(includes emblem mold created circa 1989, shelved separately as MU-40153/1)

Folder 41: Listserv Communications, 13 September-30 September 2001 #40153, Subseries: "2.3. Correspondence." Box 4

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Arrangement: Alphabetical by filename, individual files arranged chronologically.

This series contains reports and, in some instances, correspondence of the Joint Senate's officers and committees. Similar material may be found among the minutes in Series 1.

Box 4

Acquisitions Committee, 1991-1993 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Ad Hoc Historical Committee, 1993 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Ad Hoc Committee of the Philanthropic Society, 1964-1965 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Ad Hoc Committee on the Use of Philanthropic Chamber, 1973 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Ad Hoc T-shirts Committee Records, 1995 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Ambassador of the Ocean Report, 1995 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Awards Committee Records, 1991 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Chair of the Bicentennial Meeting Report, 1995 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Chamber Use Committee Records: Policy, 1983 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Chamber Use Committee: Reservation Requests, undated; 1968-1996 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Clerk's Records, 1990-1992; 1995-1999; 2002-2004 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Constitution Committee Records, 1974; 1997-1999; 2002-2003 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

(see also Series 6)

Critic's Records, 1974-1975; 1984; 1991-1993; 1995; 1997-2004 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Decal Committee Records, 1995-1996 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

December Committe Records, 1989-1990; 1995; 2002-2003 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Diplomas Committee Records, undated; 1984 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

(includes various oversized proofs and blank diploma examples, shelved separately as OP-40153/4)

Executive Committee Records, 1960-1964; 1984; 1991-1993; 1997; 1999; 2001-2004 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Finance Committee Records, 1991; 1995; 1997-2004 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Flower of the Societies Reports, 1998; 2000 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Fundraising Committee Records, 1989; 1999-2000 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Greats Committee, 1992-1993; 1995-1996; 1998-1999; 2001-2002 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Handbook Committee Reports, 1998; 2002 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Historian's Records, undated; 1963-1964; 1966; 1975; 1980-1982, 1988; 1990-1992; 1995-2001; 2003 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

(includes rubbings of gravestones from the Old Chapel Hill Cemetery, shelved separately as OP-40153/folder 1)

Ideological Differences between the Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies Committee Records, 1963 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Inter-Society Committee Records, 2001 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Internet Committee Records, undated; 1996; 1998; 2000; 2003 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Jefferson Society Committee Records, 1976 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Joint Senate Genealoger's Reports, 2000 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Joint Senate President's Reports, 1998-2004 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Membership Committee Records, undated; 1963-1964; 1966; 1975; 1980-1982; 1988; 1990-1992; 1995-2000; 2002-2004 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

(see also Series 5)

Miscellaneous Projects Committee Records, 1974 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Phi Chaplain Reports, 1999 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Portrait Recollection Committee Records, undated; 2003 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

President of the Dialectic Society Reports, undated; 1996; 1998; 2000 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

President of the Philanthropic Society Reports, 1995-1996; 1998; 2001-2003 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

President Pro Tempore Reports, 1995; 1999-2000; 2002-2003 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Programs Committee, 1992-1993 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Publicity Committee, 1992-1993 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Query Committee Records, 1963 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Rituals Committee, undated; 1989; 1995; 2000 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Sergeant-at-Arms Records, 1991-1993; 1995-2001; 2003 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Service Committee, 1993 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Social Committee, 1989; 1991-1992; 1995-1996; 1999-2002 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Special Committee on the Publication of the Minutes of the Societies, 1991 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

State of the Campus and the Senate Committee, 1963 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Status of Zebulon Vance Portrait Committee Records, 1968 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Summer Mailing Committee Reports, 2002-2003 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

UN-Model General Assembly Committee Records, 1963 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

University Committee Records, 1963 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

University Affairs Committee Records, 1970 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

University Portraits Committee Records, 1963-1970 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Volleyball Committee Records, 1995 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 4

Box 5

The White and Blue Committee, 1989-2002 #40153, Series: "3. Committee Records, 1960-2004." Box 5

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Treasurer's Records, 1963-2004.

Arrangement: By format.

This series contains accounts and reports of the Joint Senate's treasurers. Included are scattered financial records of the Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies Foundation, Inc.

Box 5

Folder 1: General, 1963-2004 #40153, Series: "4. Treasurer's Records, 1963-2004." Box 5

(includes treasurer's reports and various accounts of receipts and expenditures)

Folder 2: Receipt Books, 1967-1988; 1990-1991 #40153, Series: "4. Treasurer's Records, 1963-2004." Box 5

Folder 3: Account Book, 1978-1989 #40153, Series: "4. Treasurer's Records, 1963-2004." Box 5

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 6. Constitution and Bylaws, 1959-2001.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 7. Publicity Records, 1959-2002.

Arrangement: Chronological.

This series contains copies of the posters, circulars, and news releases issued by the Joint Senate to publicize its activities.

Box 6

Folder 1: undated; 1959-1960 #40153, Series: "7. Publicity Records, 1959-2002." Box 6

(includes various designs for Dialectic and Philanthropic societies emblems, shelved separately as OP-40153/folder 4)

Folder 2: 1964-1965 #40153, Series: "7. Publicity Records, 1959-2002." Box 6

Folder 3: 1974-1976 #40153, Series: "7. Publicity Records, 1959-2002." Box 6

(includes clippings mounted on posterboard, shelved separately as OP-40153/folder 2; also oversized advertisement posters, shelved separately as OP-40153/folder 3)

Folder 4: 1977 #40153, Series: "7. Publicity Records, 1959-2002." Box 6

Folder 5: 1978 #40153, Series: "7. Publicity Records, 1959-2002." Box 6

Folder 6: 1979-2002 #40153, Series: "7. Publicity Records, 1959-2002." Box 6

(includes scrapbook covering Dialectic and Philanthropic societies' publicity, 1989-1993, shelved separately as S-40153/2; also includes videocassette of "The Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies" a documentary, 1997, shelved separately as VT-40153/2; and videocassette of "Limelight" featuring Jeanne Fugate, 1995, shelved separately as VT-40153/3)

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated.

Arrangement: Alphabetical by last name for identified individuals, then roughly chronological.

This series contains photographs and engravings, many from the 19th century, of members of the Dialectic and Philanthropic societies. Most are of individuals, but also included are several group photographs, including one 1879 and three circa 1901-1903 photographs of the Philanthropic Society. In addition, there are photographs of some of the portraits that belong to the societies and a 1981 honors essay about the portraits. (N) indicates that a photographic negative is available.

Folder 1-3

Folder 1

Folder 2

Folder 3

"The Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies Portraits," Honors Essay by Joseph Reckford, 1981, Ribbon Copy #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." Folder 1-3

Image P-40153/1

Alexander, ? #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." P-40153/1

Image P-40153/2

Alexander, Cyrus A. #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." P-40153/2

Image P-40153/3

Battle, Richard Horn, Jr. #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." P-40153/3

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Battle, William Horn #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." P-40153/4

Image P-40153/5

Bingham, Robert, Colonel #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." P-40153/5

Image P-40153/6

Bingham, William #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." P-40153/6

Image P-40153/7

Branch, John #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." P-40153/7

Image P-40153/8

Cowan, Robert H. #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." P-40153/8

Image P-40153/9

Dickson, James H. #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." P-40153/9

Image P-40153/10

Graham, William A. #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." P-40153/10

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Haywood, Edmund Burke #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." P-40153/11

Image P-40153/12

Hill, William Edwards #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." P-40153/12

Image P-40153/13

Johnston, William #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." P-40153/13

Oversize Image OP-P-40153/14

Kenan, Thomas #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." OP-P-40153/14

Image P-40153/15

McIver, Alexander #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." P-40153/15

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McKoy, Allmand A. #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." P-40153/16

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Mallett, Edward #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." P-40153/17

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Manly, Basil, Jr. #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." P-40153/18

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Manning, John #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." OP-P-40153/19

Image P-40153/20

Morrison, Robert Hall (N) #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." P-40153/20

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Phillips, Charles (N) #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." P-40153/21

(photograph of woman on verso; Mrs. Phillips?)

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Polk, William, Colonel (N) #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." P-40153/22

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Shipp, A. M. (Albert Micajah) #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." P-40153/23

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Shipp, William Marcus #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." P-40153/24

Image P-40153/25

Swain, David Lowry (N) #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." P-40153/25

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Tucker, R. S. (Rufus Sylvester) #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." P-40153/26

Image P-40153/27

Wheeler, J. B. (Junius Brutus), Colonel #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." P-40153/27

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Wilson, Alex #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." P-40153/28

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Wilson, James William #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." P-40153/29

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Philanthropic Society Group Photographs, circa 1901-1903 #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." P-40153/30-32

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Unidentified Individuals #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." P-40153/33-36

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Unidentified Individuals #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." OP-P-40153/37-39

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Miscellaneous Photographs, 1990-2000 #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." P-40153/40-56

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Miscellaneous Photographs, 1996-1998 #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." P-40153/57-92

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Photographs of Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies Portraits #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." P-40153/93-102

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Photographs of Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies Portraits #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." OP-P-40153/103-104

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Dialectic Society, Philanthropic Society, and Joint Senate Group Photographs, undated; 1879; 1960; 1981; 1991-1992; 1999 #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." P-40153/105-115

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The December, 1989-1993; 1998 #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." P-40153/116-224

(The December is a gala ball held by the Dialectic and Philanthropic societies)

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Various Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies Events, 1990-1993; 1997-1999 #40153, Series: "8. Photographs, 1879-2000 and undated." P-40153/225-263

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Acquitions information: Records transfers recieved 2010-2014 (RT 20100920.1, 20101027.1, 20110204.1, 20110408.1, 20120522.1, 20130528.1, 20140507.1, 20140514.2, 20141008.1).

Arrangement: The organization's original arrangement has been retained.

The Addition of 2017 consists of materials similar to those in the original eight series, including minutes, addresses, committee reports, Philanthropic Society journals, photographs, an audio recording of the 1999 Coates Battle lecture, and other administrative records.

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Seven speeches, undated #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Minutes, spring 1998 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Minutes and speeches, spring 2006 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Minutes and speeches, 2008-2010 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Minutes, fall 2010 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Speeches, 2011 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Minutes and speeches, 2012 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Speeches: end-of-year/graduation, 2011 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Farewell addresses #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Inaugural addresses #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Petitioning speeches and materials, 1998-2012 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Officer platforms, 2009-2013 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Publicity records, circa 1990s #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Critic's notebook, 2011 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Committee reports, undated, 1997, 2008, 2011 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Ad Hoc Ninja Commando Squad, 2008 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

April committee, 2011 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Clerk's reports: undated, 2008, 2010 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Constitution committee, undated #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Critic's reports: undated, 1997, 2010 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Crotchety Old Senator committee, undated #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

December and April reports, 1997, 2012 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Finance Committee: undated, 2008, 2010-2012 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Graduation committee, 2009, 2011 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Historian's reports, undated, 1997, 2008, 2010-2012 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Membership committee, 2008-2010 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Phi Redecoration committee, 2012 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Portrait committee, 2010-2012 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

PPT [president pro tempore] and Executive committee, undated, 2008, 2011 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

President's reports, 2008-2009 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Programs committee, 1997 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Sergeant-at-Arms, undated, 1997 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Social reports, undated, 2008-2010 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Technology and internet, 2008-2011, 2013 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Traditions committee, 2013[?] #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Travel committee, 2011 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Treasurer's reports, 1997, 2008-2010, 2012 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

White and Blue committee, undated, 2008 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Oversize Volume SV-40153/1

Roll book, 1995-2013 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." SV-40153/1

Box 7

Constitution, 5 November 2001 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Constitution, 1 May 2011 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Joining the societies, pre-2012, fall 2012 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Guest guide, 2012 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Acts and amendments #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Impeachment proceedings #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Douglass Hunt Memorial #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Correspondence, undated, 1975, 1992, 2011-2012 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Digital Folder DF-40153/1

Coates Battle Lecture, 1999 (audio) #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." DF-40153/1

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Henry C. Harris biography #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Oratory competition, 2012 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Portraits, loans and insurance, 1995 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Scavenger hunt, circa 2010 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Di-Phi anthem #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Photographs, December circa 1990s #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Digital Folder DF-40153/2

December Formal photos, 2003 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." DF-40153/2

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Photographs, burial plots 1996 and correspondence #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Photographs, December 2009 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Photographs, Chamber in Winter 2010 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Photographs in the Chamber, 2011 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

The Phi Society, John E. Giles, 1947 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Eckerman-Adams faculty debate, 1974 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

April invitation CD, 2011 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Miscellaneous files #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 7

Box 8

EIght Phi journals,1993-2008 #40153, Series: "Addition of February 2017: Joint Senate Records, 1974-2013." Box 8

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