Athenaeum Society First Floor -Room 6.


Athenaeum Society First Floor -Room 6.
This image depicts another of the clubs that was organized under the Lyceum constitution, the Athenaeum Society. All four of the literary societies had a limit of 60 members, and membership was usually full. According to the 1893 Aurora, the Atheneum was “the most conveniently and finely furnished of the societies, and out of debt.” This student organization prided itself on its weekly programs. In 1893, when this photograph was taken, five out of the eight Normal students who were given commencement honors were members of the Atheneum Society (pg.81).
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Michigan State Normal School, Ypsilanti, MI