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Guide to the Columbum W. Mitchell Philomathic Society Diploma MSS.3412

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

June 2011

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-06-10T15:26-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Columbum W. Mitchell Philomathic Society Diploma

Unit ID:

MSS.3412

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

1.0 Linear feet

Dates:

1835 August 6

Abstract:

Diploma awarded to Columbum W. Mitchell in 1835, by the Philomathic Society of The University of Alabama.

Access Restrictions:

None

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Harold Hagler, 2005

Preferred Citation:

Columbum W. Mitchell Philomathic Society Diploma, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2011

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains the diploma awarded to Columbum W. Mitchell in 1835, by the Philomathic Society of The University of Alabama.

Biographical/Historical note

The Philomathic Society of The University of Alabama was formed in 1832, when a number of students saw the need for a literary society. The students declared their love of learning and devotion to virtue and their country by naming their new organization the Philomathic Society, with the motto - Pro Virtute et Patria. All records and archives of the Society were destroyed when the University was burned to the ground in April 1865 during the last days of the Civil War.

Source: "The Philomathic Society," Corolla '93. The University of Alabama, 1893. http://content.lib.ua.edu/cgi-bin/showfile.exe?CISOROOT=/ua&CISOPTR=3149&CISOMODE=print [accessed 10 June 2011]

Diploma Box SC0077 Oversize Folder 3412.01