Literary Society of Washington, DC Collection, 1908-1957

Literary Society of Washington, DC Collection, 1908-1957

Finding Aid

Collection No. 108 (.25 Linear Feet)
D.C. Community Archives




The Literary Society of Washington, D.C., was founded in 1874, for the purpose of literary and artistic improvement. Members included U.S. presidents, senators, members of Congress, Cabinet members, Supreme Court justices, ambassadors and Librarians of Congress.

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes invitations, annual programs, the society’s constitution and rules of procedure, and papers read before the society.

Related Collections

Records of the Literary Society of Washington, Washington, D.C., 1873-1987. Library of Congress.


There are no restrictions on this collection.

Box List

Box 1

FF1 Invitations and Administrative Materials, 1929-1956
FF2 Papers Read Before the Society, 1943-1951
FF3 Annual Programs, 1908-1957
Compiled by Rachel Telford, April 2007

DC Public Library, Special Collections
D.C. Community Archives
901 G St. NW, Room 307
Washington, D.C.  20001

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