Scope and Contents
The Mercer Literary Society records span the period 1864 to 1900 and document the activities and intellectual pursuits of one of the Maryland Agricultural College's earliest student organizations. The collection contains the minutes of the society, which chronicle the topics of debates, as well as the society's administrative business. The minutes also include membership listings and a copy of the New Mercer Literary Society constitution. Also included in the records are the copies of the "Journal of the New Mercer Literary Society."