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University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students

University of Massachusetts Amherst Student Publications Collection, 1869-2011.


Call no.: RG 045/00
Collegian editorial staff, 1921-1922
Collegian editorial staff, 1921-1922

Since almost the time of first arrival of students at Massachusetts Agricultural College in 1867, the college’s students have taken an active role in publishing items for their own consumption. Beginning with the appearance of the first yearbook, put together by the pioneer class during their junior year in 1870 and followed by publication of the first, short-lived newspaper, The College Monthly in 1887, students have been responsible for dozens of publications from literature to humor to a range of politically- and socially-oriented periodicals.

This series consists of the collected student publications from Massachusetts Agricultural College, Massachusetts State College, and UMass Amherst, including student newspapers, magazines, newsletters, inserts, yearbooks, and songbooks. Publications range from official publications emanating from the student body to unofficial works by student interest groups or academic departments. Links to digitized versions of the periodicals are supplied when available.

Background

Since almost the time of first arrival of students at Massachusetts Agricultural College in 1867, the college’s students have taken an active role in publishing items for their own consumption. Beginning with the appearance of the first yearbook, put together by the pioneer class during their junior year in 1870 and followed by publication of the first, short-lived newspaper, The College Monthly in 1887, students have been responsible for dozens of publications from literature to humor to a range of politically- and socially-oriented periodicals.

Contents of Collection

Record Group 45/00 represents the collected publications of students and student groups beginning with the first student yearbook in 1869. The publications include a nearly complete run of student newspapers and yearbooks, literary magazines, humor magazines, and other topical serial publications. Links to digitized versions of the periodicals are supplied when available.

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Inventory of Collection
Humor magazines 1887-2011
The Squib 1915-1924

A short-lived humor magazine, published by students of Massachusetts Agricultural College.

The Squib, vol. 2-3 1915, 1917
The Squib 1917 Dec.
The Squib (incomplete) 1919-1920
The Squib 1920-1921
The Squib 1921-1922
The Squib 1922-1923
The Squib (incomplete) 1923-1924 Nov.
Yahoo 1954-1973
Biographical note:

Yahoo, a collegiate humor magazine, was first published in 1954 by students at University of Massachusetts Amherst “to satirize college life in general and to expose the humorous institutions of the University in particular.” The magazine also provided a forum for student expression and opinion on broader contemporary issues.
Yahoo earned the description “ill-fated” in 1966, when it finally became too outrageous for its time. Following a verbal barrage by Senator Kevin Harrington (D-Salem) who was displeased by cartoons, the university administration cut Student Senate funds from Yahoo in 1966. Following the suspension, an “unmentionable” campus humor magazine was published in 1968, under the titles “Magazine” and “NO”. In the spring of 1969, Yahoo returned to campus when the Trustees approved the re-use of the name Yahoo for the “unnamed” campus humor magazine. The last issues of Yahoo were published in 1973.

Scope and content:

Magazines contain feature articles, short stories, editorials, poems, cartoons, sketches, photographs, and advertising. Organization records include constitutions, board and committee files, correspondence, and newsclippings.

Literary magazines 1887-2011
Caesura 1962-1967

Issues contain a blend of original student (and some faculty) prose, poetry, short stories and artwork. Notable contributors included Robert L. Levey (class of 1960), Beverly (Buffy) Sainte-Marie (class of 1962), Paul E. Theroux (class of 1963) and faculty member, Jules Chametzky (see FS 1). Included in the collection are some clippings pertaining to the history of Caesura. Caesura was also published under previous titles:

  • The Literary Magazine (1958-1962)
  • The Quarterly (1946-1958)
  • The Collegian Quarterly (1937-1946)
Collegian Quarterly 1938-1955
Biographical note:

The Collegian Quarterly first appeared 1937 and 1938 in newspaper format as a literary supplement to The Massachusetts Collegian to “offer the [Massachusetts State College] student an outlet for the expression of his Ideas and Experience.” Under the guidance of the Academic Activities Board, the Collegian Quarterly Board (consisting of the Editor, Associate Editor and Assistant Editor) and staff edited and published four issues each academic year. Starting in the autumn of 1938, the Collegian Quarterly was printed in a smaller booklet format, although the 1944 issue was printed in newspaper format. The name changed in 1946 to Quarterly and in 1958 to The Literary Magazine. The Literary Magazine was succeeded by Caesura in 1962.

Scope and content:

Issues contain student prose and poetry, photographs, and sketches, as well as advertisements. Included in the collection is one small folder containing memoranda, news clippings and a 1981 note from Dr. Max Goldberg detailing some historical information on the Collegian Quarterly.

The Drum 1969-1984

A publication of the “Black Literary Experience,” written and edited by students at UMass Amherst between 1969 and 1988.

The Drum, vol. 1, no. 2 1969
The Drum, vol. 1, no. 3 1970
The Drum, vol. 1, no. 4 1971
The Drum, vol. 2, no. 1 1971
The Drum, vol. 3, no. 1 1971
The Drum, vol. 3, no. 2 1972
The Drum, vol. 3, no. 3 1972
The Drum, vol. 4, no. 1 1972
The Drum, vol. 4, no. 2 1973
The Drum, vol. 4, no. 3 1973
The Drum, vol. 5, no. 1 1973
The Drum, vol. 5, no. 2 1974
The Drum, vol. 5, no. 3 1974
The Drum, vol. 6, no. 1 1975
The Drum, vol. 6, no. 2 1975
The Drum, vol. 7, no. 1 1975
The Drum, vol. 7, no. 2 1976
The Drum, vol. 7, no. 3 1977
The Drum, vol. 8, no. 1-2 1978
The Drum, vol. 9, no. 2 1978
The Drum, vol. 10, no. 1 1979
The Drum, vol. 10, no. 2 1980
The Drum, vol. 11, no. 1 1981
The Drum, vol. 12, no. 1 1982
The Drum, vol. 13, no. 1-2 1983
The Drum, vol. 14, no. 1-2 1984
The Drum, vol. 15, no. 1-2 1985
The Drum, vol. 16-17, no. 1-2 1987
The Drum, vol. 18, no. 1-2 1988
Newspapers and newsletters 1887-2011
Aggie Life 1890-1901

First published in 1890 as a semi-monthly student newspaper of the Massachusetts Agricultural College, Aggie Life’s mission was to record all matters of general interest concerning the College, students and alumni, and to provide a forum for student writing. Prior to 1890, weekly college news appeared in a column of the local town newspaper, The Amherst Record. In 1901, after the students voted to discontinue using the term Aggie to identify student publications, Aggie Life was renamed the College Signal.

Newspaper contains campus and alumni news, feature stories, student editorials and literary works, photographs, advertisements and sports information. Also included in this collection are Aggie Life and College Signal secretary’s book (1893-1905), Aggie Life Banquet materials (1891), and unbound issues of Aggie Life (1900-1901).

NB: Continued by College Signal.

Aggie Life, vols. 1-2 1890-1892
Aggie Life, vols. 3-4 1892-1894
Aggie Life, vol. 5 1894-1895
Aggie Life, vol. 6 1895-1896
Aggie Life, vol. 7 1896-1897
Aggie Life, vol. 8 1897-1898
Aggie Life, vol. 9 1898-1899
Aggie Life, vol. 10 1899-1900
Aggie Life, vol. 11 1900-1901
Aggie Life, vol. 12 (from microfilm) 1901-1902
College Monthly 1887-1888
College Monthly, Vol. 1, no 1 1887 Mar.

Not available

College Monthly, Vol. 1, no. 2 1887 Apr.

Capital advice * A voyage to the Bahamas (H.T.F.) * Editorial * Local items * A midnight tragedy * New York letter (Uncle Ben)

College Monthly, Vol. 1, no. 3 1887 May

College sports * Crabs * Editorial * The class of eighty-seven * Commemorative exercises * Local items * Siftings * Commencement exercises

College Monthly, Vol. 1, no. 3 (Commencement supplement) ca.1887 June

New York letter; Siftings

College Monthly, Vol. 2, no. 1 1887 Sept.

Letter from Germany (H. J. Wheeler)

Local items;

College Monthly, Vol. 2, no. 2 1887 Oct.

Man and his shoes (poem)

Agriculture of Japan (Y. Mishima) * Local items * Poem (A Hampshire Country Poet) * College Organizations

College Monthly, Vol. 2, no. 3 1887 Nov.

A Minute with Abraham Lincoln (C. G. Morehouse)

The Grange * Local News * College Sports * A Sleeper * The National Grange

College Monthly, Vol. 2, no. 4 1888 Jan.

The Junior and his sweetheart

M.A.C. * Local news * The spelling class (poem) * Excuses * The Grange

College Monthly, Vol. 2, no. 5 1888 Feb.

Agricultural education

Local news * A chronic liar and a chronic truth-teller (Uncle Ben) * The Grange

College Monthly, Vol. 2, no. 6 1888 Mar.

Who shall spend the fifteen thousand dollars? (C. S. Walker)

College news * Noon at the college boarding house (poem, with illustration) * Bay State Agricultural Society prizes for essays * The Grange

College Monthly, Vol. 2, no. 7 1888 Apr.

Stock at the M.A.C. barn

The Grange * Amherst College * M.A.C. news * The office cat (poem) * Stop thief!!!

College Monthly, Vol. 2, no. 8 1888 May

The Amherst Grange store (E.F.M.)

The Grange * M.A.C. news * Amherst College * To whom it may concern (poem) * The cow

College Monthly, Vol. 2, no. 9 1888 June

Objects of interest at the Mass. Agricultural College * The Grange * Amherst College * M.A.C. news * The class of eighty-eight * The senior class (poem) * Commencement exercises at M.A.C. * Commencement exercises at Amherst College * Siftings

College Signal 1901-1914

NB: A continuation of Aggie Life; continued by Massachusetts Collegian.

College Signal 1902 Sept.-1903 June
College Signal 1903 Sept.-1904 June
College Signal 1904 Sept.-1905 June
College Signal 1905 Sept.-1906 June
College Signal 1906 Sept. 26-1907 June 18
College Signal 1907 Oct. 2.-1908 June
College Signal 1908 Sept.-1909 June
College Signal 1909 Sept.-1910 June
College Signal 1910 Sept.-1911 June
College Signal 1911 Sept.-1912 June
College Signal 1912 Sept.-1913 June
College Signal 1912 Sept.-1914 June
Friday War-Cry 1914-1917
Friday War-Cry, vol. 1-3 1914-1917
Massachusetts Collegian 1914-2011

The Massachusetts Daily Collegian, successor to the College Signal, began as a weekly student newspaper in 1914. In 1951 it moved to semi-weekly publication and then to three-times-weekly in 1957. In 1967 it became a daily newspaper, changing its title slightly to the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. From the early 1930s to the late 1940s, Professor Maxwell Goldberg guided the Collegian staff as faculty advisor, however today, the paper operates without a faculty advisor as a financially independent agency funded by advertisement monies.

The nature of the content of the Collegian has changed over the years, particularly since the 1940s when, as a result of campus involvement in World War II and the growth of the university, the newspaper expanded its scope to include information pertaining to broader campus issues and world events, campus news and announcements, world news (primarily since the early 1950s), editorials, columns and opinion pieces, sports news, photographs, and student comics are regular components. Special feature pages were introduced in the late 1970s for Women; World News; Arts and Living; Black Affairs; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Issues; and Jewish Affairs. Other materials in this collection include reports, special and anniversary issues, and articles and news clippings pertaining to the Collegian.

Please note that the title of the Collegian has not been consistently applied. Summer editions of the Collegian were called The Summer Collegian at times, but also went by the name Summer Statesman (1967-1971), The Crier (1972-1973), and The Summer Solstice (1974).

The Collegian has been digitized by academic year, which at different times began in either September or October and ended in May or June. The Collegianalso occasionally published a summer edition or issue.

NB: A continuation of College Signal.

Massachusetts Collegian 1914-1915
Massachusetts Collegian 1915-1916
Massachusetts Collegian 1916-1917
Massachusetts Collegian 1917-1918
Massachusetts Collegian 1918-1919
Massachusetts Collegian 1919-1920
Massachusetts Collegian 1920-1921
Massachusetts Collegian 1921-1922
Massachusetts Collegian 1922-1923
Massachusetts Collegian 1923-1924
Massachusetts Collegian 1924-1925
Massachusetts Collegian 1925-1926
Massachusetts Collegian 1926-1927
Massachusetts Collegian 1927-1928
Massachusetts Collegian 1928-1929
Massachusetts Collegian 1929-1930
Massachusetts Collegian 1930-1940
Massachusetts Collegian 1930-1931
Massachusetts Collegian 1931-1932
Massachusetts Collegian 1932-1933
Massachusetts Collegian 1933-1934
Massachusetts Collegian 1934-1935
Massachusetts Collegian 1935-1936
Massachusetts Collegian 1936-1937
Massachusetts Collegian 1937-1938
Massachusetts Collegian 1938-1939
Massachusetts Collegian 1940-1941
Massachusetts Collegian 1941-1942
Massachusetts Collegian 1942-1943
Massachusetts Collegian 1943-1944
Massachusetts Collegian 1944-1945
Massachusetts Collegian 1945-1946
Massachusetts Collegian 1946-1947
Massachusetts Collegian 1947-1948
Massachusetts Collegian 1948-1949
Massachusetts Collegian 1949-1950
Massachusetts Collegian 1950-1951
Massachusetts Collegian 1951-1952
Massachusetts Collegian 1952-1953
Massachusetts Collegian 1953-1954
Massachusetts Collegian 1954-1955
Massachusetts Collegian 1955-1956
Massachusetts Collegian 1956-1957
Massachusetts Collegian 1957-1958
Summer Collegian (summer edition) 1958
Massachusetts Collegian 1958-1959
Massachusetts Collegian 1959-1960
Massachusetts Collegian 1960-1961
Massachusetts Collegian 1961-1962
Massachusetts Collegian 1962-1963
Massachusetts Collegian 1963-1964
Massachusetts Collegian 1964-1965
Massachusetts Summer Collegian (summer edition) 1965
Massachusetts Collegian 1965-1966
Massachusetts Summer Collegian (summer edition) 1966
Massachusetts Collegian 1966-1967
Summer Statesman (Massachusetts Collegian summer edition) 1967
Massachusetts Daily Collegian 1967-1968
Statesman (Massachusetts Collegian summer edition) 1968
Massachusetts Daily Collegian 1968-1969
Summer Statesman (Massachusetts Collegian summer edition) 1969
Massachusetts Daily Collegian 1969-1970
Statesman (Massachusetts Collegian summer edition) 1970
Massachusetts Daily Collegian 1970-1971
Summer Statesman (Massachusetts Collegian summer edition) 1971

Some issues scanned in reverse order

Massachusetts Daily Collegian 1971-1972
Crier (Massachusetts Collegian summer edition) 1972
Crier (Massachusetts Collegian summer edition) 1973
Summer Solstice (Massachusetts Collegian summer edition) 1974
Massachusetts Summer Collegian (summer edition) 1975
Massachusetts Summer Collegian (summer edition) 1976
Massachusetts Daily Collegian 1977-1978
Massachusetts Summer Collegian (summer edition) 1977
Massachusetts Summer Collegian (summer edition) 1978
Massachusetts Daily Collegian 1978-1979
Massachusetts Daily Collegian 1981-1982
Massachusetts Daily Collegian 1982-1983
Massachusetts Daily Collegian 1983-1984
Massachusetts Daily Collegian 1984-1985
Massachusetts Daily Collegian 1985-1986
Massachusetts Daily Collegian 1986-1987
Massachusetts Daily Collegian 1987-1988
Massachusetts Daily Collegian 1988-1989
Massachusetts Daily Collegian 1991-1992
Massachusetts Daily Collegian 1992-1993
Massachusetts Daily Collegian 1993-1994
Massachusetts Daily Collegian 1994-1995
Massachusetts Daily Collegian 1995-1996
Massachusetts Daily Collegian 1996-1997
Massachusetts Daily Collegian 1997-1998
Massachusetts Daily Collegian 1998-1999
Massachusetts Daily Collegian (includes summer issue 2000) 1999-2000
Massachusetts Daily Collegian (includes summer issue 2001) 2000-2001
Massachusetts Daily Collegian (includes summer issue 2002) 2001-2002
Massachusetts Daily Collegian 2002-2003
Massachusetts Daily Collegian 2003-2004
Massachusetts Daily Collegian (includes summer issue 2005) 2004-2005
Massachusetts Daily Collegian (includes summer issue 2006) 2005-2006
Massachusetts Daily Collegian 2006-2007
Massachusetts Daily Collegian (includes summer issue 2008) 2007-2008
Massachusetts Daily Collegian (includes summer issue 2009) 2008-2009
Massachusetts Daily Collegian 2009-2010
Massachusetts Daily Collegian 2010-2011
Take Off 1943-1944
Take Off 1943-1944

In 1943 and 1944, the 58th College Training Detachment (Air Crew) of the U.S. Army Air Forces published the newspaper, Take Off. The run of this newspaper is not quite complete and is somewhat irregularly numbered: issues for Mar. 27-April 10, 1943 numbered v.1, no.2-v.1,no.3; issue for April 17, 1943 numbered v.1, no. 5

Yearbooks 1887-2011
Index 1869-2005
Index 1869-1881
Index 1870
Index 1871
Index 1872
Index 1873
Index 1874
Index 1875
Index 1876
Index 1877
Index 1878
Index 1879
Index 1880
Index 1881
Index 1882
Index 1883
Index 1884
Index 1885
Index 1886
Index 1887
Index 1888
Index 1889
Index 1890
Index 1891
Index 1892
Index 1893
Index 1894
Index 1895
Index 1896
Index 1897
Index 1898
Index 1899
Index 1900
Index 1901
Index 1902
Index 1903
Index 1904
Index 1905
Index 1906
Index 1907
Index 1908
Index 1909
Index 1910
Index 1911
Index 1912
Index 1913
Index 1914
Index 1915
Index 1916
Index 1917
Index 1918
Index 1919
Index 1920
Index 1921
Index 1922
Index 1923
Index 1923
Index 1924
Index 1925
Index 1926
Index 1927
Index 1928
Index 1929
Index 1930
Index 1931
Index 1932
Index 1933
Index 1934a
Index 1934b
Index 1935
Index 1936
Index 1937
Index 1938
Index 1939
Index 1940
Index 1941
Index 1942
Index 1943
Index 1944
Index 1945
Index 1946
Index 1947
Index 1948
Index 1949
Index 1950
Index 1951
Index 1952
Index 1953
Index 1954
Index 1955
Index 1956
Index 1957
Index 1958
Index 1959
Index 1960
Index 1961
Index 1962
Index 1963
Index 1964
Index 1965
Index 1966
Index 1967
Index 1968
Index 1969
Index 1970
Index 1971
Index 1972
Index 1973
Index 1974
Index 1975
Index 1976
Index 1977
Index 1978
Index 1979
Index 1980
Index 1981
Index 1982
Index 1983
Index 1984
Index 1985
Index 1986
Index 1987
Index 1988
Index 1989
Index 1990
Index 1991
Index 1992
Index 1993
Index 1994
Index 1996
Index 1997
Index 1998
Index 1999
Index 2000
Index 2001
Index 2002
Index 2003
Index 2004
Index 2005
Shorthorn 1921-1957

First published in 1921, Shorthorn was the yearbook of the two-year Stockbridge School of Agriculture of the Massachusetts Agricultural College, Massachusetts State College, and the University of Massachusetts. The name changed to Stosag in 1958.

Shorthorn 1921
Shorthorn [Not published] 1922
Shorthorn 1923
Shorthorn 1924
Shorthorn 1925
Shorthorn 1926
Shorthorn 1927
Shorthorn 1928
Shorthorn 1929
Shorthorn 1930
Shorthorn 1931
Shorthorn 1932
Shorthorn 1933
Shorthorn 1934
Shorthorn 1935
Shorthorn 1936
Shorthorn 1937
Shorthorn 1938
Shorthorn 1939
Shorthorn 1940
Shorthorn 1941
Shorthorn 1942
Shorthorn 1943
Shorthorn 1944
Shorthorn 1945
Shorthorn [Not published] 1946
Shorthorn 1947
Shorthorn 1948
Shorthorn 1949
Shorthorn 1950
Shorthorn 1951
Shorthorn 1952
Shorthorn 1953
Shorthorn 1954
Shorthorn 1955
Shorthorn 1956
Shorthorn 1957
Stosag 1958-2002

The Stockbridge School of Agriculture yearbook, previously published as Shorthorn (1921-1957), was renamed Stosag in 1958 on the 40th anniversary of the school’s establishment. It ceased publication after the 1995 edition.

Stosag 1958
Stosag 1959
Stosag 1960
Stosag 1961
Stosag 1962
Stosag 1963
Stosag 1964
Stosag 1965
Stosag 1966
Stosag 1967
Stosag 1968
Stosag 1969
Stosag 1970
Stosag 1971
Stosag 1972
Stosag 1973
Stosag 1974
Stosag 1975
Stosag 1976
Stosag 1977
Stosag 1978
Stosag 1979
Stosag 1980
Stosag 1981
Stosag 1982
Stosag 1983
Stosag 1984
Stosag 1985
Stosag 1986
Stosag [Not published] 1987
Stosag 1988
Stosag 1989
Stosag 1990
Stosag 1991
Stosag [Not published] 1992
Stosag 1993
Stosag 1994
Stosag 1995
Stosag [Not published] 1996-1999
Stosag 2000
Stosag [Not published] 2001
Stosag 2002
Other student publications 1928-1929
Mass Action 1928-1929

A short-lived humor magazine, published by students of Massachusetts Agricultural College.

Mass Action, vol. 1-2 191928-1929
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Provenance

University Archives, 1871-2011.

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, February 2013.

Alternate Formats

Most student publications have been digitized and are available online through the Internet Archive or SCUA’s digital repository, Credo. Links to digitized files are included in this finding aid.

Copyright and Use (More informationConnect to publication information)

Cite as: UMass Student Publications Collection (RG 45/00). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Subjects

  • Massachusetts Agricultural College--Students
  • Massachusetts State College--Students
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Students

Types of material

  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
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