Last week I found this little note describing the founding of the Owen Wister Literary Society. I was taken rather aback. Apparently a two year prison term for sexual perversion was frowned upon by the authorities.
Huh. Who could have predicted that??
Here’s the first bunch of OWLS, including the young woman who thought it up, Adelle Roensch ’26. Heaven knows what mischief they were capable of!
Bonus: We have some of Oren Arnold’s papers in the Woodson, by the way. I just read the biographical information and I’m frankly feeling a bit dubious about some of his literary opinions.
Extra Bonus: Ten points to whoever can name the first two women’s literary societies.
Extra extra Bonus: ‘Tis the season for holiday confusion.