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- "The American Lyceym." American Journal of Education 36 (September 1864): 535-558.
Genealogy of the lyceum: a "Who's Who" in the lyceum movement: includes meeting agendas, meeting minutes, a chronology of meetings and discussions.
- Baumgartner, A.M. "The Lyceum is My Pulpit: Homiletics in Emerson's Early Lectures." American Literature 34.4 (January 1963).
- Bode, Carl. The American Lyceum: Town Meeting of the Mind . New York: Oxford University Press, 1956.
- Braden, Waldo W. "The Lecture Movement: 1840-1860." The Quarterly Journal of Speech 34 (1948): 206-12.
- A continuation of research on lyceum and lecture movements.
- Grimke, Thomas H. "Lyceums." American Annals of Education V (1835): 197.
- available online for those affiliated with BGSU
- Higginson, Thomas Wentworth. "American Audiences." Atlantic Monthly Janurary 1905: 38-44.
- Lyceum history; character of lyceum lectures and lecturers.
- Mead, David. Yankee Eloquence in the Middle West: The Ohio Lyceum 1850-1870 . East Lansing, MI: Michigan State College Press, 1951.
- History of Ohio lyceum movement focusing on the careers of fifteen key speakers.
- Meeks, L.H. "The Lyceum in the Early West." Indiana Magazine of History 29.2 (June 1933).
- Moreland, Willis D. Pioneers in Adult Education . Chicago: Nelson-Hall Publishers, 1985.
- Nye, Russel Blaine. Society and Culture in America, 1830-1860 . New York: Harper, 1974.
- Brief depiction of lyceums in larger cultural context.
- Pearson, Paul M. "The Modern Lyceum: Its Growth and Mission." Lippincott's Monthly Magazine 76 (December 1905): 742-746.
- Emergence of organized lyceums: lists pay rates of lecturers.
- White, Trumbull. "Cultivating the Knowledge Crop." New Outlook 165 (June 1935): 25-28.
- Resurgence of lyceums and lecture groups.