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Upper Alton Lyceum minute book

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC24

Scope and Contents

Consists of one bound volume including meeting minutes, lyceum constitution and membership list.


  • Created: 1836 - 1839

Biographical / Historical

Formed October 20, 1836 in Upper Alton (now Alton), IL, this lyceum was dedicated to improving the historical and general knowledge of its members through oral presentations, discussion, and debate. Abolitionist Elijah P. Lovejoy was its first president.


1 folder (1 folder: .05 linear inches (.042 linear feet) ) : 1 bound volume, 54 pages

Language of Materials