University of Puget Sound has a long history of journalism and the Archives & Special Collections is currently working to explore this intriguing aspect of our school. From journalism courses of the past to The Maroon and The Trail, Puget Sound students have always been young journalists.
As one of the Archives & Special Collections Peer Research Specialists, I am putting together an exhibit that explores our history of journalism, specifically the many changing shapes of our campus newspaper. From 1897 to 2019, the exhibit will cover how our newspaper has evolved, both physically and culturally.
At the moment, Puget Sound has ceased publishing a student-run newspaper. This exhibit will hopefully contextualize this lapse in publication, and potentially inspire journalistic change. The exhibit will be up in the coming weeks. Come by to learn about the history of student voice and get inspired to be a part of the future of campus journalism!
The Archives & Special Collections has drop-in hours on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM or is open by appointment.
By Julia Schiff