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Princeton Liberal Debating Club Constitution

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0181

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of one bound volume containing the constitution of the Liberal Debating Club of Princeton University. The constitution is in the handwriting of Woodrow Wilson who founded the club in 1876 and was a member of the Princeton class of 1979. Two copies of the constitution in typescript are also part of the collection.


  • Creation: 1876-1877


Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Biographical Note

The Liberal Debating Club of Princeton University was founded by Woodrow Wilson during the academic year, 1876-1877. According to the constitution, members were to meet to discuss political questions or literary matters. Each member was expected to express his opinion on every question which came before the Club. Admission to the club was $1.00.


0.167 Cubic Feet (1 bound volume)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was a gift to the University from Dr. Hiram Woods, 1930

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Princeton Liberal Debating Club Constitution
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Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

The Sheridan Libraries
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