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Student publications

 Record Group
Identifier: S9

Scope and Contents

This collection represents publications produced by Middlebury College students through history, including The Undergraduate and The Campus newspapers, Kaleidoscope yearbooks, and miscellaneous publications, such as literary magazines organized chronologically.


  • 1830

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

For permission to publish materials, contact:
Special Collections & Archives
Middlebury College
Phone: (802) 443-2387

Biographical / Historical

Middlebury's first student publication was a newspaper, The Undergraduate (S9.1), and was one of the first college newspapers in the U.S., debuting in 1830. Though it failed to survive past the first year, The Undergraduate reappeared in 1876, running until 1902. Following The Undergraduate, students revived the newspaper under the name, The Middlebury Campus (S9.3), in 1905 and has continued to present day. Middlebury's yearbook, The Kaleidoscope (S9.2), was first published in 1873, then sporadically until 1909, when annual publication was established. A more recent collection of student publications includes Zines and Ephemera, (S9.4) created by students either at events or in private, covering a variety of topics. Other student publications such as Sweatervest, Blackbird, Fireside Magazine, The Crampus, Middlebury Geographic, Translingual Magazine, and others are listed by date and filed under "Miscellaneous Publications."


67.0 Linear Feet (36 document boxes, 14 half document boxes, 18 flat document boxes, 4 microfilm boxes, 374 bound volumes)

8.25 Linear Feet (Photo Files: 16 document boxes, 1 half document box)

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Related Materials

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Processing Information

Zines formerly in this collection under S9.IV Zines and Student Ephemera are now part of C-196 Radical Ephemera and Underground Publications.

S9 Student publications
Middlebury Special Collections staff
May 2016
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Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

Middlebury College
Davis Family Library
110 Storrs Avenue
Middlebury Vermont 05753 United States