Olympian Council.  Collection, 1909-1957.

GACA Collection 45



Olympian Council.  Collection, 1909-1957.  GACA Collection 45.  4 folders.


ABSTRACT:

The Olympian Council collection consists of the organization’s minutes, critic’s record, history, and prize book.  The critic’s record and minutes were created during 1913-16 and 1915-20.  Ernest Anderson, a former member, wrote about the group’s early history.  According to Anderson, the organization formed during “the fall of 1906 as a debating society.”  At twice monthly meetings, members heard debates, speeches, and music.  Although the Council eventually became Omega Kappa, the group began holding joint meetings with the Chieftains, another debating society, sometime during the autumn of 1920.


RESTRICTIONS:

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.


COLLECTION CITATION:

Olympian Council.  Collection, 1909-1957. GACA Collection 45.  Gustavus Adolphus College Archives, St. Peter, Minnesota.


PROCESSED BY:

Jeff A. Jenson processed this collection and developed the finding aid during April 2008.


RELATED COLLECTION IN THE ARCHIVES:

Chi Iota Kappa (XIK) Fraternity. Collection of the Chieftains, 1907-1979. GACA Collection 89. Gustavus Adolphus College Archives, St. Peter, Minnesota.


SUBJECT HEADINGS:
Gustavus Adolphus College--Olympian Council.
Gustavus Adolphus College--Student organizations.
Gustavus Adolphus College--Societies, etc.
Debates and debating--Societies, etc.


GACA Collection 45

Box

Folder

Critic’s Record, February 1913-April 1916

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1

“Early History of Olympian Council, now Omega Kappa, O.K.” by Ernest Anderson, 25 November 1957

1

2

The Heroes or Greek Fairy Tales by Charles Kingsley, c. 1909

1

3

Minutes, February 1915-October 1920

1

4