The 19th Century: Secession
© Yale University Library, 2008
The Catalogue of Members of the Calliopean Society,
a Yale literary society, formed in 1819. The society was formed when a "Southern"
party within the Linonia Society broke away because of the election of a
Northern president within the society. Until its dissolution in 1853, the
Calliopean Society was composed of students from the Southern States.