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Taking the TownCollegiate and Community Culture in the Bluegrass, 1880-1917$

Kolan Thomas Morelock

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813125046

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813125046.001.0001

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(p.287) B. Postbellum Lexington Collegiate Literary Society Paraphernalia

(p.287) B. Postbellum Lexington Collegiate Literary Society Paraphernalia

Taking the Town
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Transylvania/Kentucky University

Arts College

Alatheian (1900)/Alethean (1905) (female)

Motto: Esse quam videri (To be rather than to seem)

Colors: Royal purple and old gold (1905)

Flower: Pansy (1905)

Paper: The Truth

Cecropian (male)

Motto: Sic itur ad astra (Such is the way to immortal fame)

Colors: Red and white (1897); maroon and white (1905)

Yell: Rah, rah, rah! / Boom-ti-a! / We are the boys / of Ce-cro-pia! (1905)

Paper: The Shield

Cornelian (female)

Motto: Nulla Vestigia Retrorsum (No going backward)

Colors: Green and white (1897)

Yell: Green and white! / Colori! Yi! Hi! / Cornelia! K.U. / Literi! Si! Ty! (1897)

Flower: White carnation (1905)

Paper: The Jewel

Ossolian (female)

Motto: Pas pour l'ecole mais pour la vie nous apprenons (We learn not for school but for life)

Paper: The Echo

Periclean (male)

Motto: Per ardua ad alta (Through difficulties to the heights of wisdom)

Colors: Navy blue and pure white (1897); old gold and navy blue (1905)

Yell: Wah! Huh! Wah! / Wah; Huh! We-a! / We are the boys / Of Periclea (1897); Wah, Hoo, Wah! / Wah, Hoo, We-a! / We are the boys / Of Per-i-clea! (1905)

Paper: The Owl

Bible College

Phileusebian (male)

Motto: Epi ten teleioteta pheroreoa (Let us press on to perfection)

Colors: Scarlet and sky blue (1905)

Yell: Hoo, gah, hah! / Hoo, gah, hah! / Phileuse! Phileuse! / Phileusebi-ah! (1905)

Paper: The Anchor

Philothean (male)

Motto: Agrupneite kai proseuchesthe (Watch and pray)

Colors: Light shades of pink and green (1905)

(p.288) Yell: E-ah! E-ah! / Phi-lo-the-a! / We are thum, / And thum are we-ah! (1905)

Paper: The Clavis

Theosebian (female)

Motto: Semper Paratae (Always ready)

Colors: Light blue and gold

Flower: Lily of the valley

State College/State University (of Kentucky)

Neville (female)

Motto: Tout bien ou rien (Everything well, or nothing)

Colors: Green and gold (1910)

Flower: Sunflower (1910)

Normal (coed)

Motto: Forward to excellence

Paper: Roark Enterprise

Patterson (male)

Motto: Post proelia praemia (After battles come rewards)

Colors: Purple and old gold (1910)

Paper: The Spectator

Philosophian (female)

Motto: Nulla Vestigia Retrorsum (No going backward)

Colors: Red and black (1894)

Paper: The Star

Union (male)

Motto: Jamais Arriere (Never backward)

Colors: Pink and white (1910)

Paper: The Student