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Guide to the Theological Lyceum of Madison University records
Creator :Theological Lyceum of Madison University.
Title: Theological Lyceum of Madison University records
Extent: 0.3 cubic feet
Collection is open for research.
The Theological Lyceum was an organization of Madison University students and faculty formed in 1854. According to former University Archivist Howard Williams:
Its purpose was to promote the 'intellectual, moral, and religious improvement of its members.' Topics for essays and discussions at its meetings included: Christianity and the Crimean War, spiritualism, freemasonry, and the propriety of a minister’s resorting 'to firearms or deadly weapons in defense of political rights.'The Lyceum became practically moribund in the 1860′s, but did not expire until 1871.
Howard Williams, A History of Colgate, 1819-1869 (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1969), 162, http://cu-cel.org/cuhist/.
Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries
Finding aid prepared by Allyson Smally, March 11, 2014.
[Identification of item (Author, Title, and Date of item if known)], A1278, Theological Lyceum of Madison University records, Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries.