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Sphinx Society Records, 1949-2006

Historical Note

Formed in 1909 as a honorary society open only to senior male students, the Sphinx Society operated largely as a secret organization until it's disbanding in 1969. With it's purpose defined as helping to direct "student activities along lines which will promote the best interests of the student body and the institution", the society selected no more than eleven students for active membership per year. Gwil Evans became a member of the Sphinx Society in 1960 and assisted with member outreach and other duties in the organization until it's dissolution in 1969.

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