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Guide to the Society for Inquiry records
Creator :Society for Inquiry (Madison University (Hamilton, N.Y.))
Creator :Society for Inquiry (Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution)
Title: Society for Inquiry records
Extent: 0.4 Cubic Feet
Collection is open for research.
Biographical / Historical
The Society for Inquiry of the Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution's constitution states that its purpose was "to inquire into the moral and religious condition of the world" and that "all students at the institution may become members, having been approved by the society."
The Society's activities included presenting and discussing reports on various moral and religious issues, corresponding with missionaries and similar societies at other colleges, and maintaining a library.
Howard Williams, A History of Colgate, 1819-1869 (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1969), 53, http://cu-cel.org/cuhist/.
Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries
Allyson Smally, March 3, 2014.
January 15, 2015: Revised by Allyson Smally to reflect additions to the collection.
[Identification of item (Author, Title, and Date of item if known)], A1277, Society for Inquiry records, Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries.