This exhibit tells the visual history of the literary societies, women's groups, that populated the Rice University campus from 1916 to the 1980s. You can scroll down to see a timeline and explore photographs, ephemera, and more related to some of the lits.


If you want to explore this topic more, please look at our finding aids/inventories to the literary societies' records.

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.