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A History of The Eclectic Society of Phi Nu Theta, 1837–1970
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The definitive record of the history, lore, and lost secrets of the Eclectic Society at Wesleyan University from its inception in 1837 through a great period of upheaval in the 1960s. The Society was founded in 1837 at Wesleyan, making it one of the oldest college fraternal organizations in the United States.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Table of Contents
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  1. To the Reader
  2. pp. vi-viii
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. 1. The Founding of the Eclectic Society of Phi Nu Theta
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. 2. The 1840s: The First Decade
  2. pp. 9-13
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  1. 3. Eclectic in the 1850s
  2. pp. 14-23
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  1. 4. The Crisis of the 1860s
  2. pp. 24-35
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  1. 5. Eclectic in the 1870s
  2. pp. 36-39
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  1. 6. The 1880s: A House of One's Own
  2. pp. 40-44
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  1. 7. Eclectic in the 1890s [Includes Image Plates]
  2. pp. 45-47
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  1. 8. The 1900s: A Temple Grander, Lovelier
  2. pp. 55-62
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  1. 9. The 1910s: The Great War
  2. pp. 63-69
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  1. 10. Eclectic in the 1920s: The Roaring Decade
  2. pp. 70-81
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  1. 11. Eclectic in the 1930s
  2. pp. 82-89
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  1. 12. Eclectic in the 1940s: The Crisis of World War II
  2. pp. 90-102
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  1. 13. Eclectic in the 1950s
  2. pp. 103-123
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  1. 14. Eclectic in the 1960s: The Coming of the Great Change
  2. pp. 124-139
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  1. Epilogue [Includes Image Plates]
  2. pp. 141-146
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  1. Appendix A: Six Selected "Songs of Phi Nu Theta"
  2. pp. 157-167
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  1. Appendix B: Founders' Prize Laureates
  2. pp. 168-169
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  1. Appendix C: Martin Prize Laureates
  2. pp. 170-171
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  1. Appendix D: Rice Prize Laureates
  2. p. 172
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  1. Appendix E: List of Matrons
  2. p. 173
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  1. Appendix F: Professor Burton H. Camp's Address, "Billy Rice"
  2. pp. 174-177
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  1. Appendix G: Professor Burton H. Camp's Address, "Uncle Johnny"
  2. pp. 178-182
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 183-195
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 197-198
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 199-211
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