Alternative Student Publications collection
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.
- West Georgia College. Student Services (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access note
No restrictions; open to all users.
Conditions Governing Use note
As stipulated by United States copyright law
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.
0.42 Linear feet (1 box)
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.
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. The collection was reorganized by Jennah MacPherson, March 2020.
- Guide to the Alternative Student publications collection UA-0006-05
- Finding aid prepared by Written by Candice Larson
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is in English