: Typescript "The Bartlett Family written by Susie Arthur in 1900." CAS D-1110.2. Certificate, Gorham Bartlett, for completion of course of studies in Greek at Harvard University, 1845 Aug.
27, signed by Professor Charles Beck and President Josiah Quincy.
Secret societies can have ceremonial initiations, secret signs of recognition (gestures, handshakes, passwords), formal secrets, (the 'true' name of the society, a motto, or a society history); but, college fraternities or "social fraternities" have the same, and some of these elements can also be a part of literary societies, singing groups, editorial boards, and honorary and pre-professional groups.
Some secret societies have kept their membership secret, for example Seven Society and Gridiron, and some have not, like Skull and Bones (the Yale societies had published their membership lists in the yearbooks and the Yale Daily News).
Pitts is renowned for the depth and breadth of its collections, including more than 120,000 rare books, pamphlets, and manuscripts, many dating back centuries.
People visit the library from all over the world—but increasingly, Pitts is bringing its collections to the world by transcribing its vast holdings of original manuscripts into digital formats made available via the Internet.
They vary greatly in their levels of secrecy and independence from their universities.
Work begins when the original documents are photographed or scanned into a computer.
These digital originals are then posted on the Pitts Library website.
A substantial amount of personal and business correspondence is present, primarily with friends, family, editors, students, and colleagues in the literary community.
Finally, the Bang Papers include a large assortment of material relating Samuel Beckett, 1906-1989. Finding Aid for the Samuel Beckett Papers [MSS008] Finding Aid for the Samuel Beckett Ephemera [VMF014] Finding Aid for the Samuel Beckett Posters [VMF233] Finding Aid for the Rick Cluchey Collection of Materials [VMF237] Finding Aid for the Ruby Cohn Papers [MSS028] Beckett correspondence, drafts, videos and more on MLC50 The Beckett Circle (external link) Samuel Beckett: Digital Manuscript Project (external link) Samuel Beckett was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who lived in France for the most of his adult life.