Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Title
Peucinian Society: Records, 1805-1877, 2007- , undated
ID
4.36
Date
1805-1877, 2007-
Extent
3.25 linear feet.
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Peucinian Society: Records, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine


Biographical/Historical Note

On November 22, 1805, eight students met and formed the Philomathian Society. A few months later the name was changed to the Peucinian Society and took its motto: Pinos loquentes semper habemus (We always have the whispering pines). The Society formed a large library with books purchased from dues paid by inducted members. The Peucinian Society had an intense rivalry with the Athenaean Society. The rise of the Greek letter fraternities at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century spelled the end for the literary societies. After a period of relative dormancy, the surviving libraries of the Peucinian and Athenaean societies were merged in 1880. Following this, the Peucinian Society was considered officially defunct. The Peucinian Society had an annex scientific society, the Caluvian Society. In 2007, members of the class of 2010 re-established the Peucinian Society to debate and discuss political and philosophical issues.


Scope and Content

This collection contains records of both the original Peucinian Society of Bowdoin College which dissolved in the 1880s and the Peucinian Society reconstituted in 2007. Files contain minutes of meetings, financial records, correspondence, lectures, addresses, articles, and the Society's constitution.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.


Collection Inventory

4.36.2: Peucinian Society Records, 2007-   0.25 linear feet.

Series Description:

This series contains records dating from 2007 of the re-established Peucinian Society.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box
5

Records, 2007- 

Ovsz-Box
13

Posters, 2009- 


4.36.1: Peucinian Society Records, 1805-1877, undated   3.0 linear feet.

Series Description:

This series contains records of the Peucinian Society from its founding in 1805 until its dissolution in the 1880s.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

General Note:

The Peucinian Society Records, 1807-1819 (volume 15 folio) is very fragile, therefore a microfilm copy is available for patron use.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Volume
1

Accounts of the Peucinian Library 1861-1862 

2

Accounts of the Peucinian Library 1863 

Volume-folio
3

Annual Reports of the General Committee of the Peucinian Society 1817-1831 

Volume
4

Constitution and By-Laws of the Peucinian Society n.d. 

Volume-folio
5

Peucinian Library Catalog volume 1 

6

Peucinian Library Catalog volume 2 

7

Peucinian Library Records 1865-1866 

8

Peucinian Library Records 1871-1874 

9

Peucinian Library Records 1874-1877 

10

Peucinian Library Records 1867-? 

Box
1

Peucinian Society n.d., 1805-1828 

2

Peucinian Society 1829-1854 

3

Peucinian Society 1855-1871 

Volume
11

Peucinian Society Catalogues 1838-1859 

12

Peucinian Society Catalogue of Members 1807-1833 

Peucinian Society Catalogue of Members 1818-1859 (Unbound) and Publications, 1808-1843 

Box Folder
4 1

Catalogue of the Members of the Peucinian Society, 1818. [c.2] 

4 2

Catalogue of the Honorary and Immediate Members of the Peucinian Society of Bowdoin College, 1826. [c.3] 

4 3

Catalogue of the Library of the Peucinian Society, 1829. 

4 4

Catalogue of the Library of the Peucinian Society, 1834. 

4 5

Catalogue of the Peucinian Society, 1838. [c.2] 

4 6

Catalogue of the Officers and Members of the Peucinian Society, 1843. 

4 7

Catalogue of the Peucinian Society, 1846. 

4 8

Catalogue of the Peucinian Society, 1849. 

4 9

Catalogue of the Peucinian Society, 1852. [c.2] 

4 10

Catalogue of the Peucinian Society, 1855. [c.2] 

4 11

Catalogue of the Peucinian Society, 1858. [c.2] 

4 12

Catalogue of the Peucinian Society, 1859. [c.2] 

4 13

Oration on Greek Literature Delivered Before the Peucinian Society of Bowdoin College by Charles Stewart Davies, 6 September 1808. [c.2] 

4 14

An Address, Delivered at Bowdoin College, Before the Peucinian Society at Their Annual Meeting, 3 September 1821. [c.3] 

4 15

Conservatism and Reform, An Oration Pronounced Before the Peucinian Society of Bowdoin College, 5 September 1843. [c.2] 

CrossRef Box
M299 1

"The Connection between Religion and the Arts," delivered at the 40th anniversary of the Peucinian Society by William Whitney Rice (Class of 1846), March 1846. See William Whitney Rice Orations. 

Volume
13

Peucinian Society Catalogue of Members 1833-[1845] 

14

Peucinian Society Loan Records 1864-1865 

Volume-folio
15

Peucinian Society Records 1807-1819 (volume is very fragile; microfilm copy available for patron use) 

16

Peucinian Society Records 1819-1831 

17

Peucinian Society [records] 1831-1842 

18

Peucinian Society [records] 1842-1859 

19

Peucinian Society [records] 1859-1875 

Volume
20

Peucinian Society Records of the General Society 1816-1879 (photocopy in Box 3) 

22

Peucinian Society Treasurer's Book 1819-1820 

23

Peucinian Society Treasurer's Book 1820-1821 

24

Peucinian Society Treasurer's Book 1821-1822 

25

Peucinian Society Treasurer's Book 1826-1830 

26

Peucinian Society Treasurer's Book 1838-? 

27

Peucinian Society Treasurer's Book 1840-1848 

28

Peucinian Society Treasurer's Book 1841-[1844] 

29

Peucinian Society Treasurer's Book 1844-[1846] 

30

Peucinian Society Treasurer's Book 1846 

31

Peucinian Society Treasurer's Book [1848-1849] 

32

Peucinian Society Treasurer's Book 1850-1851 

33

Peucinian Society Treasurer's Book 1854-1862 

34

Records of the Philomathian Society of Bowdoin College 

ARealia-Box
7

Peucinian Society pin [25].