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UNC Student Publications in the North Carolina Collection


Since the publication of the first issue of the Carolina Magazine in 1844, student publications have been an integral part of campus life at the University of North Carolina. Students have written on topics ranging from war to food service, from UNC sports to civil rights. The publications themselves have appeared in many forms: some look professional, printed on glossy paper by quality printers; others are simply handwritten and mimeographed. They capture and preserve an important aspect of student life throughout the past hundred and fifty years. The North Carolina Collection, located in Wilson Library on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, holds over one hundred student periodicals.

This site contains an annotated bibliography of all of the student publications held by the North Carolina Collection. It is arranged alphabetically, chronologically, and by subject. A special exhibit features images from eighteen campus humor magazines, ranging from 1846 to 1985.

See a condensed version of an exhibit that appeared in the North Carolina Collection Gallery from February 24 to June 3, 2005 called Tar Heel Ink that highlights many of the student publications at UNC.

This web site was designed by Nick Graham, Meghan O'Shaughnessy, and Shawna Schnorr in May 1997 as part of a class project for an Internet Applications course in the School of Information and Library Science. Subsequent updates have been made by the North Carolina Collection.