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Catalog Number 1997.716
Caption Delphians
Description Delphian Society. Glen Eckren 1931 16 women and 2 children standing on and in front of the porch and steps of a home

The Delphian Society was formed in Chicago around 1910 to promote education in the arts, literature, and history in a specially-designed format directed at women specifically. Chapters of the Delphian Society opened across the country. This ‘Delphian Course’ was a combination of book club and correspondence course, involving a condensed library/encyclopedia, and course guides for running a meeting and how to discuss their scheduled readings. The meetings were deliberately non-scholarly; while the members were required to present what they’d learned during their assigned readings, prepared notes and outlines were discouraged and members were encouraged to speak briefly from direct knowledge and understanding rather than reciting a prepared speech.

Date 1931
Subjects People
Structure - Residence
Search Terms home
Delphian Society
Object Name Print, Photographic