Poynter: How college journalism covered COVID-19

Poynter: How college journalism covered COVID-19. From the About statement on the front page: “This project was borne out of a deep admiration for the tireless work of student journalists. As we at the Duke Chronicle worked to document the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, we found strength in the fact that, while physically fractured, we were not alone. Thanks to the collaboration of media platforms from all 50 states, this project is a lasting testament to college journalism’s resilience.”

A Window to History: Exploring Colorado’s College Newspapers (Colorado Virtual Library)

Colorado Virtual Library: A Window to History: Exploring Colorado’s College Newspapers. “College newspapers occupy a sweet spot in the world of newspapers. The freedom their creators have, unlike most traditional newspapers, means that college papers are sometimes lighthearted or humorous in tone. What is always true is that they are a key insight into the history of a certain time and place. The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) recently digitized numerous college titles, thanks to participation from Fort Lewis College (FLC) and the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). “

UC Davis: ‘Aggie’ Archives Go Digital

UC Davis Magazine: ‘Aggie’ Archives Go Digital. “This spring, The California Aggie became the first undergraduate UC newspaper to digitize its full print collection and make it searchable online. The Aggie archive, which goes all the way back to its first issue in 1915, when UC Davis was still the University Farm and its newspaper was known as The Weekly Agricola, makes campus and local history easily accessible. Fundraising — including efforts among Aggie alumni — helped support the project.”

The California Aggie: The California Aggie first undergraduate UC newspaper to digitize entire collection

The California Aggie: The California Aggie first undergraduate UC newspaper to digitize entire collection. “The California Aggie, formerly known as The Weekly Agricola, is the first undergraduate UC newspaper to digitize its entire historical collection. The California Digital Newspaper Collection (CDNC) — the online home of many historical editions of California-based periodicals — now showcases 5,410 issues of The Aggie. These issues date all the way back to the first issue of The Weekly Agricola on Sept. 29, 1915. The collection is broken down by year and month, has a keyword-search function and is available for download.” The Aggie is the newspaper of the University of California, Davis.

The Beacon: Clark Library to create digital archive of The Beacon

The Beacon: Clark Library to create digital archive of The Beacon . “For nearly 85 years, The Beacon has been telling the stories of students, professors, faculty and staff of the University of Portland. In each of those stories lies a piece of history and a glimpse into another time from the perspective of UP students. The Clark Library has received a grant to help preserve that history. “

Missoula Current: UM students, faculty, staff digitize Kaimin in searchable database

Missoula Current: UM students, faculty, staff digitize Kaimin in searchable database. “Kaimin is a Salish word that means ‘paper that brings news,’ and since 1898 the Montana Kaimin newspaper has covered the University of Montana with an independent student voice. Now that 121 years of accumulated news coverage is available online in a searchable database, courtesy of UM’s Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library and its ScholarWorks service.”

The Independent Florida Alligator: UF Libraries complete Alligator newspaper digitization

The Independent Florida Alligator: UF Libraries complete Alligator newspaper digitization. “You can now read the words of [University of Florida] student journalists dating back to 1912. Starting today, every copy of The Independent Florida Alligator will be accessible online after UF’s George A. Smathers Libraries worked to digitize archives.”

DigitalNC: New Issues of The Carolina Journal Are Available on DigitalNC!

DigitalNC: New Issues of The Carolina Journal Are Available on DigitalNC!. “We are excited to announce the availability of 76 new issues of The Carolina Journal, the student newspaper from our partner University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The issues in this batch span September 1969 – July 1972 and offer an insightful glimpse at a tumultuous time in U.S. history.”

Ohio University: 1960s Post now online

This newspaper collection launched earlier in the year but I didn’t know about it. Thanks to Janet C for the heads up. Ohio University: 1960s Post now online. “The 60s were a time of incredible change and upheaval in Athens and around the world. Today, we tend to think of the massive culture shifts of the Civil Rights movement, women’s liberation, and what we would today call LGBTQ rights as a steady march of progress. Primary sources such as The Post reveal the complexities and contradictions of these narratives– and allow us to walk with the real human beings living their lives during this tumultuous decade.”

University of Maine: Archive of Maine Campus newspaper now available online

University of Maine: Archive of Maine Campus newspaper now available online. “More than 5,000 issues of the University of Maine’s student-run newspaper, the Maine Campus, are now available online. Patrons can search the 130-year archive and download complete issues from anywhere in the world through Digital Commons at UMaine, an online repository managed by Raymond H. Fogler Library.”

The Commentator: A Call to Digitize YU’s Student Newspapers

The Commentator: A Call to Digitize YU’s Student Newspapers. “Rabbi Karasick’s Commentator issues are just one small collection of thousands of fascinating stories that are documented in hundreds of newspapers that hit [Yeshiva University’s] shelves over the past 80+ years. Aside from that which Rabbi Karasick was able to share in person, newspaper archives attest to repeated themes, such as countless attempts to define “Torah Umadda,” as well as unique episodes, such as the newspaper’s decades-long struggle for independence, several sophisticated debates between college faculty and roshei yeshiva and even embarrassing moments such as a 1941 major Commentator headline that bashed Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik’s candidacy for the position of Rosh Yeshiva. Unfortunately, Commentator archives are not easily accessible.”

University of Arkansas: Libraries Digitize First Issues of Arkansas Traveler Student Newspaper

University of Arkansas: Libraries Digitize First Issues of Arkansas Traveler Student Newspaper. “The University Libraries have digitized the first issues of the Arkansas Traveler student newspaper from 1907 to 1947. The first phase of the digital project is composed of 1,042 issues or roughly 4,780 single scans.”

Whitman College: College Archives Offers New Digital Database of Student Newspapers

Whitman College: College Archives Offers New Digital Database of Student Newspapers . “People interested in exploring the history of Whitman College from a student’s perspective have a new avenue for research: This spring, the archivist at the Penrose Library finished a yearlong effort to digitize archives of the Whitman Pioneer and Whitman Wire newspapers.”

Illinois State University: The Vidette Digital Archives now available through 1980

Illinois State University: The Vidette Digital Archives now available through 1980. “In January 2018, the first 75 volumes of The Vidette became available online. Now 93 volumes, comprised of over 4,620 issues and over 47,000 pages, are available. This is part of the ongoing plan to continue adding volumes of The Vidette to the digital archives collection through present day.”