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Alternative Student publications collection

 Collection
Identifier: UA-0006-05

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains five student newspapers written by West Georgia College students between 1967 and 1980, including Renaissance, The Paper, The New Paper, The Rowykin Puddlepacer, and Umoja.

Dates

  • 1967-1985

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions; open to all users.

Conditions Governing Use note

As stipulated by United States copyright law

Biographical/Historical note

Each alternative student publication in this collection was written for various purposes and displays multiple aspects of West Georgia College student lives. Purposes include informing students of upcoming activities, reporting on events that happened in or around campus, commenting on local, state, and government actions, and reaching out to certain factions of students on campus such as those associated with the counterculture or civil rights groups.

Whereas Renaissance is a socialist newspaper created by “a group of individuals who believe in the necessity of an alternative press” and focused on the negatives associated with capitalism, The Paper and its later counterpart The New Paper portray a countercultural influence through its advocating of abortion, sexual freedom, gay rights, protest and draft dodging. Unlike these publications, The Rowykin Puddlepacer was written by students who lived in Row Hall and is a comical commentary on the general happenings in the dormitory and on campus. Umoja appears to be a civil rights publication with the editor being Neal Lester and the advisor Emerson Moore.

Extent

0.42 Linear feet (1 box)

Overview

Five student newspapers written by West Georgia College students between 1967 and 1985, including Renaissance, The Paper, The New Paper, The Rowykin Puddlepacer, and Umoja. All publications deal with student life and display counterculture and political activity of students who lived on campus.

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by file title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Transferred from the Residence Life Student Services at an unknown time.

Processing Information note

Processed by Candice Larson in 2014.
Title
Guide to the Alternative Student publications collection UA-0006-05
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Written by Candice Larson
Date
2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States