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Alphadelphia Association (Organization)



The Alphadelphia Society was formed in March 1844 and originally there were 56 members from Wayne, Oakland, Washtenaw, Genesee, Jackson, Eaton, Calhoun, and Kalamazoo counties. The societies first and only known president was Dr. H. R. Schettery of Ann Arbor. Dr. Shettery’s vision for the society was for an Arcadian healthfulness and enjoyment of Spartan fidelity and frugality, however the society closed in April 1848.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

The Alphadelphia Society newsletter

Identifier: RH-A-4260
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one folder containing a newsletter from the Alphadelphia Society called the “Primitive Expounder” (no.15) dated June 12, 1845.

Dates: June 12, 1845

WPA Historical Records Survey-Southwestern Michigan

Identifier: RH-A-1000
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of surveys done between 1936 and 1939 focusing on historical events and documentation in southwest Michigan done by the Works Progress Administration. Counties included are Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Hillsdale, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Saint Joseph, and Van Buren.Historical topics also are included like the plank roads and the Alphadelphia Association. Also included are WPA personnel records, travel vouchers and instructional material....
Dates: 1936-1937