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A secret society at the College of William and Mary.  
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Alumnus James Allan Cook was listed as a member of the 7 Society at the [[College of William and Mary]] in the 1928 Colonial Echo yearbook. In a letter to the Society of the Alumni in 1974 Cook stated: "From the best of my recollection, the "7" club was a social club - without clearly defined purposes - and meeting times." Whereas alumnus [[Art Matsu]] recalled in a letter that same year: "Emphatically it was the farthest from being a social organ, having seven senior members, selected annually from the succeeding junior Class, who seemed best qualified to act on the undergraduate level in the best interests of The College in student matters deemed not important enough, or best to be handled on a contemporary basis, rather than surface to the Administrations attention, - which might be less understanding." Matsu continues on to discuss the organization in his two-page letter and there are further comments on the organization from member Kenneth Beatty. (See 7 Society, Student Organizations Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary)
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The '''7 Society''' is a [[student]] [[secret society]] at [[William & Mary]].
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Alumnus James Allan Cook was listed as a member of the 7 Society at [[William & Mary]] in the 1928 [[Colonial Echo]] yearbook. In a letter to the [[Society of the Alumni]] in 1974 Cook stated: "From the best of my recollection, the "7" club was a social club - without clearly defined purposes - and meeting times." Whereas alumnus [[Art Matsu]] recalled in a letter that same year: "Emphatically it was the farthest from being a social organ, having seven senior members, selected annually from the succeeding junior Class, who seemed best qualified to act on the undergraduate level in the best interests of The College in student matters deemed not important enough, or best to be handled on a contemporary basis, rather than surface to the Administrations attention, - which might be less understanding." Matsu continues on to discuss the organization in his two-page letter and there are further comments on the organization from member Kenneth Beatty. (7 Society Folder, Student Organizations Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, William & Mary)
  
 
== Material in the Special Collections Research Center ==
 
== Material in the Special Collections Research Center ==
*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu Student Organizations Collection]
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*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=6847 Ralph Stambaugh Papers], Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, William & Mary.
*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu University Archives Artifact Collection]
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*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu Student Organizations Collection], Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, William & Mary.
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*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu University Archives Artifact Collection], Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, William & Mary.
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*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu University Archives Oral History Collection], Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, William & Mary.
 
*Search for additional material in the [http://scrc.swem.wm.edu SCRC Collections Database]
 
*Search for additional material in the [http://scrc.swem.wm.edu SCRC Collections Database]
*''Colonial Echo''
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==References==
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*''The Encyclopedia TWAMPtannica'', ''Student Assembly Records'', Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, William & Mary, pg. 20.
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*''University Archives Subject File Collection'', Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, William & Mary.
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==External Links==
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Society_(College_of_William_%26_Mary) Seven Society Wikipedia page]
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==In the News==
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*[http://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2008/secret-society-donates-sadler-plaque-001.php Secret society donates Sadler plaque], October 1, 2008
  
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The 7 Society is a student secret society at William & Mary.

Alumnus James Allan Cook was listed as a member of the 7 Society at William & Mary in the 1928 Colonial Echo yearbook. In a letter to the Society of the Alumni in 1974 Cook stated: "From the best of my recollection, the "7" club was a social club - without clearly defined purposes - and meeting times." Whereas alumnus Art Matsu recalled in a letter that same year: "Emphatically it was the farthest from being a social organ, having seven senior members, selected annually from the succeeding junior Class, who seemed best qualified to act on the undergraduate level in the best interests of The College in student matters deemed not important enough, or best to be handled on a contemporary basis, rather than surface to the Administrations attention, - which might be less understanding." Matsu continues on to discuss the organization in his two-page letter and there are further comments on the organization from member Kenneth Beatty. (7 Society Folder, Student Organizations Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, William & Mary)

Material in the Special Collections Research Center

References

  • The Encyclopedia TWAMPtannica, Student Assembly Records, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, William & Mary, pg. 20.
  • University Archives Subject File Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, William & Mary.

External Links


In the News


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