Literary Societies

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A number of literary societies were organized at William & Mary in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Literary societies were the most prominent student organizations of the 19th century.

Jefferson Literary Society

Licivyronean Literary Society

Tau Chi Literary Society

Philomathean Literary Society

Phoenix Literary Society


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