The Websterian Society was a debate club open to any University of Idaho student in good standing. The society existed over 50 years, from just three years after the doors opened to the latest mention I could find was in 1949.
‘True, we make noise; we indulge in sarcasm; sometimes speak silly thoughts; make foes and fasten friendships; we err; we grow, not for the hour but for the institution. The debate has taught us to honor our nation’s heroes, to study our country’s literature, and to love our republican institutions. There is not another organization in the University where young men and young women can cultivate the art of debate more fully than in the Websterian Society.’ - University Argonaut, March 1st, 1899.
Campus Life and Culture Vertical File Box 7, Folder 64