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Aliciam Collection

Aliciam Collection

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Aliciam

The College of Saint Rose Archives

11/24/2008



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Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-25T09:33-0500

Repository: The College of Saint Rose Archives
creatorMoran, John Joseph, Sister
Title: Aliciam Collection
Dates: 1845-1957
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet(1 box)
AbstractThis collection includes materials by and about Alice Meynell. Most notably, however, is the collection of famous authors’ signatures and correspondence.
Identification: Aliciam
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Arrangement note

This collection is divided into the following series: Materials about Alice Meynell and Family, 1946-1948Materials by Alice Meynell, 1902-1931Correspondence, 1931-1951Famous Authors’ Letters and Correspondence, 1845-1957

Biographical/Historical note

Aliciam began as the honorary, literary society of Saint Rose in December 1930. The members named the club, Aliciam, as a tribute to an English woman poet, essayist, and critic. This woman was Alice Meynell, one of the first popular woman poets. Mr. Wilfrid Meynell, her husband, became the first member of Aliciam.

The club was for those majoring or minoring in English, and an average of over 85 was required to join. There were monthly meetings in which the members read and discussed outstanding poetry. Each member had to present one long critical paper within the year. In the early 1950's there was a slight change to include more genres of literature, rather than concentrating completely on poetry. They ceased writing papers and, instead, showed literary films and put on plays. The group collected signatures of famous authors and poets.

The first officers were Monica Branigan-president, Helen Welsh-vice president, Nan Maginn-secretary, and Helen Wheeler-treasurer. Sister John Joseph Moran started Aliciam, and administered it until she retired. Sister Jeanne Pierre Mittnight took charge and changed the name to The Literary Society in 1966. In 1977 she dissolved it because there was no longer an interest in departmental clubs.


Mittnight, Jeanne Pierre, Sister

Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

There are no restrictions to this collection.

Conditions Governing Use note

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Permission to publish material must be obtained in writing prior to publication from the College Archivist, The College of Saint Rose, Neil Hellman Library, Archives and Special Collections, 432 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Aliciam Collection, 1845-1957. The College of Saint Rose Archives and Special Collections.


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