If you want to explore this topic more, please look at our finding aids, which are guides to the physical collections located at the Woodson Research Center. You can request to see these materials in person or via email at

Elizabeth Baldwin Literary Society Records

Owen Wister Literary Society Records

Pallas Athene Literary Society Records

Chaille Rice Literary Society Records

Sarah Lane Literary Society Records

Moreover, you can read this issue of The Cornerstone that focuses on the literary societies. The newsletter includes an article written by a former Elizabeth Baldwin Literary Society member, as well as information on the short-lived male societies. This article informed the history written for this exhibit.

If an object has a wrc# as a unique identifier, then that image is also available online at You can search that site using the number. You can also request a high-resolution tif image from the Woodson Research Center.