Early Illinois Women

Literary Societies at Monmouth College

Literary societies at Monmouth College promoted debate and public speaking. The Amateur des Belles Lettres or A. B. L. (originally called the Philomatheon Society) and the Aletheorian were women's societies. [More information about these societies]


Meeting Room of The Aletheorian Society

(from Monmouth College Ravelings, 1892)

Meeting Room of The A. B. L. Society

(from Monmouth College Ravelings, 1892)

Contributing Library:

Hewes Library, Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois

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