Both the Philomathezian and Euzelian Literary societies were organized on February 14, 1835, shortly after the beginning of the second session of Wake Forest Institute. Over time the societies had rooms in College buildings, decorated with chairs that included the clubs’ Greek letters, banners, and books. Society members debated against and with each other. As of 2019, only the Euzelian Society is still in existence. Its mission is to “revive and sustain the intellectual culture of Wake Forest University by fostering a creative academic outlet for students.”
Sylvester Green Papers (MS157)
Charles Aurelius Smith Papers (MS538)
Edgar Stewart Coffey Collection (MS520)
Gilbert Thomas Stephenson Papers (MS160)
Robert Burbage Campbell Papers (MS381)
Samuel and Sarah Wait Papers (MS117)
Publications and blog posts
Keen, T. G. The times we live in: An address delivered before the Philomathesian and Euzelian Societies of Wake Forest College, N.C., June 13, 1860. LD5721 W541 P561 1800s
Paschal, George Washington. History of Wake Forest College, Volume II, 1865-1905. Wake Forest College, Wake Forest, NC, 1943.
Paschal, George Washington. History of Wake Forest College, Volume III, 1905-1943. Wake Forest College, Wake Forest, NC, 1943.
Shaw, Bynum. The History of Wake Forest College, Volume IV, 1943-1967. Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, 1988.
- King, Kerry. “Finding a piece of history.” Wake Forest Magazine. March 7, 2014.
Zanish-Belcher, Tanya. “Philomathesian Banner Reviewed by Professional Textiles Conservator,” Special Collections & Archives. May 7, 2015.