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P. E. O. Sisterhood.

Philanthropic educ. organization formed 1869 by 7 coll. girls to be a campus sorority; no longer maintains campus chaps.; has become a women's community group interested primarily in “bringing to women greatly increased opportunities for higher education.” To this end the P. E. O. Sisterhood maintains Cottey Coll., Nevada, Missouri, a jr. coll. of liberal arts est. 1884. The Sisterhood has a religious framework and an optional funeral service which implies that every mem. passes “through the sunset gates into the Great Beyond” and there sparkles as a star “new-set in heaven.”

Edited by: Erwin L. Lueker, Luther Poellot, Paul Jackson
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