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1910 Philomatheans | by Northwest Missouri State University
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1910 Philomatheans

The Philomathean Literary Society poses for a yearbook photo. The name comes from the word “philomath” which means a lover of learning. The Philomatheans, along with the Eurekans Literary Society, are credited with inventing Walkout Day as a surprise mutiny. Because sororities and fraternities were prohibited at the time, students formed literary societies that offered social events and activities. (Photo appears in “Transitions: 100 Years of Northwest” by Janice Brandon-Falcone)

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Taken on June 16, 2010