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Clarion Student Newspaper Records

 Collection
Identifier: U212

The University of Denver school newspaper has gone through several variations ending in the Clarion which is still published weekly. This collection contains some of the history of the paper and examples of the various forms it has taken.

Dates

  • 1891-2007

Creator

Extent

73.5 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a full run of the University of Denver Clarion in bound copies, as well as some loose and microform copies. It also contains some copies of the University of Denver newspaper prior to it becoming the Clarion. There are also a few business files from the Clarion office.

Biographical / Historical

Over the years many attempts have been made to record some history of the University of Denver school newspapers. However there always seems to be some discrepancy as to exact dates and names. As time has passed pieces of the history have been lost and speculation has replaced fact. That said, it is known for sure that the very first paper published at the University of Denver was the Weekly Peanut in 1882. Only four issues were ever put out and they were all done by hand. Following the Weekly Peanut the Hesperus appeared in approximately 1886 and was around until the advent of the Bulletin (sometime in the 1890's) , which came out as a rival causing the Hesperus to go under. In 1899 the name of the Bulletin was changed to the Denver University Clarion, which it has been known as since then.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 9 series:; 1. Administrative Files, 1903-1997; 2. Weekly Peanut, 1882; 3. The Hesperus, 1891-1892; 4. Weekly Bulletin, 1898-1899; 5. Bound Clarion, 1891-2007; 6. Loose Clarion, 1900-2003; 7. Summer Clarion, 1960-1969 ; 8. Weekend supplement to the Clarion, 1978-1980.; 9. Microform, 1891-1956.;

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transfer from the Department of Campus Life.

Accruals

Special Collections and Archives will continue to collect and bind future copies of the Clarion. The microfilming project is also ongoing.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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