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Sodalitas Latina records

Identifier: 04.SL


The information contained in the Sodalitas Latina records include bound meeting books that outlined meeting activities, members, and financies of the organization; and invitations and correspondence to events promoted and sponsored by thte organization. The Sodalitas Latina was the name of the Latin Club formed during the 1915-16 school year and this is a small sample of records of this student organization. Materials in the collection date from 1915 through 1945.


  • Creation: 1916 - 1945

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Historical Note

A Latin Club, known as the Soladitas Latina, was organized during the 1915-16 school year by the students of the Latin Department and was open to students majoring or minoring in Latin. It had a two-fold objective: first the cultivation of acquaintance and good fellowship among the students specializing in Latin; second, the stimulation of interest in classical studies. There was both a senior and junior branch which met semi-monthly, the two branches meeting together once a month. The programs consisted of songs, readings, reports, informational talks and presentations of Latin plays. According to the description of the club in the 1922 Bullitan for the Michigan State Normal College, 'occasionally the meetings are of a purely social character.' Benjamin L. D'Ooge, Orland O. Norris and Clara Janet Allison, all faculty of the Latin Department were involvde with the organization.


0.2 Linear Feet (1 halfsize archive box )

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Related Materials

Researchers interested in the teaching of Latin or Classical studies may be interested in viewing the materials in the Benjamin L. D'Ooge papers


Sodalitas Latina records
Alexis Braun Marks, CA
2016 December 8
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Repository Details

Part of the Eastern Michigan University Archives Repository

Bruce T. Halle Library, Room 310
955 West Circle Drive
Ypsilanti Michigan 48197