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About this collection

The Carroll University Student Newspaper Collection includes over 100 years of papers. This collection includes a number of newspaper titles, and the first paper went to press only a few years after Carroll College was founded.

The first was the Carroll College Student, which appeared in 1854. This publication included news topics of the day as well as a wide array of stories and advice. The Student was a short-lived publication, only lasting from October 1854 to July 1856.
Carroll College Student from 1855

The next newspaper at Carroll appeared in 1874, nearly two decades after the first issue of the Student came out. This new publication was named the Carroll Echo. The newspaper became much more sophisticated over its tenure. Over time photographs and cartoons were added, making it much more like a modern newspaper.
Carroll College Echo from 1894
The Carroll College Echo from 1949

In 1968, the name of the paper was changed from the Echo to the Perspective.

The Carroll Perspective 1970

In 1976, Gary Stevens, the faculty advisor for the newspaper, suggested the editor-in-chief position be replaced with an editorial staff. Student Senate approved the idea, and with this change came another name change. It was changed to the New Perspective which has been its name to the present.

The New Perspective from 2001
The Archives has issues of the New Perspective up to April 2009, for more recent issues, please search the archives on their website.
The digital collection also includes various alternative newspapers that students have published over the years, including issues of:
The Carroll Screamer (1903)
The Pioneer Press (1925)
The Voice (1962-1963)
The Union (1967)
The Flyer (1971-1972)
The P (1990-1992)
The Forum (1992-1993)
Testify (2000-2003)
The Paper (2003-2005)
Amorphous (2004)
Blueman's Daughter (2004)
The Alternate Perspective (2008)
The collection is fully full-text searchable; however, the accuracy of older issues is not 100% correct.
Additional Carroll student publications (handwritten "newspapers," magazines, alternative papers, and student writings) are available in the Carroll Archives, please consult the Student Publications and Writing Collection finding aid for more information.


 
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