Belles Lettres Literary Society

                    The Belles Lettres Society was and is an all male society with eighteen members as of 1934. It was founded on February 22, 1786 by eleven student founders, making it the third oldest surviving literary society in colleges of the United States as of 1936. The club served as a catalyst to discussions on modern music, literature, and current events between its members. It also "trained" its members in "oratory, debating, and essay-writing." The clubs offices were held as follows:

President: William Woodward
Vice President: Donald McIntire
Secretary/Treasurer: Gifford Scarborough

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Class of 1934     Chronicles

Dickinson College

Dickinson 1934 is a project of Prof. Osborne's History 204 Class, Fall Semester 2000.