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Minnesota State University, Mankato

University Student Publications Collection, 1888-Ongoing

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
University Archives
University Student Publications. Collection, 1888-Ongoing.
MSU Archives Collection 130



University Student Publications. Collection, 1888-Ongoing. MSU Archives Collection 130. 12 records center cartons, one half-Hollinger, and 20 newspaper boxes, one of which is over-sized.

Abstract:

The University Student Publications collection consists of materials produced by students at Minnesota State University, Mankato and its predecessor institutions, beginning in 1888. The collection contains official student publications, requiring approval by the university, the student senate, or publications board. The collection is divided into four series: Creative Arts Magazines, News Publications, Correspondence, and Yearbooks.

Historical Note:

Student publications have been published at the university since 1888. Various offices around the university collected copies of the publications and donated them to the University Archives. In 1960, reference librarian Bert A. Thompson made an effort to organize and categorize the various publications.

The Creative Arts Magazines series contains eight different publications, and features several types of art and creative writing, such as photography, sketches, drawings, poetry, short stories, opinion pieces, interviews, and articles on various topics. Literary and creative arts magazines have been produced by students for several decades. The earliest in this collection was in 1953 with The Totem. It was created by members of Phi Delta Epsilon, the national honorary fraternity in journalism. Later it was issued as a creative arts magazine. The next additions were in 1965 with the Plaintiff and Sophia. In 1965 The Totem and Plaintiff were merged. The Plaintiff was intended to "feature current campus opinion, with a format that would allow ideas of a social, political, religious, or moral nature" to be considered. Sophia was originally published in book format and each story was footnoted with a bibliography. With the fall 1971 issue, Sophia was changed to IS: A Scholarly Journal of Inquiry.

The Muse became the Minnesota River Review in January, 1995. Mankato Studies in English was "a serial devoted to scholarly and critical studies and reports of research. Various disciplines of the college may from time to time (be) present." The papers in the second volume were given at the J.R.R. Tolkein Conference in October 1966 at Mankato State College. Some papers were presented by speakers from academic institutions from across the United States.

The first student news publication was called The Student, in a magazine format. It was a monthly paper published by the students of the Mankato Normal School and sold on a subscription basis. The Student ran for three years from 1888 until 1891. The name was then changed to the Mankatonian. The official school newspaper began in 1926 under the name Among Ourselves, and in 1933 its name was changed to College Spirit and then in 1935 to College Reporter. In 1971 the newspaper changed its name to The Reporter.

The first annual or yearbook published as a separate item was that of 1910. For several years prior to that date, specific issues of the school magazine, Mankatonian, were devoted to the junior and senior classes, usually being the last two issues of every year. The title of the annual yearbooks changed several times until 1921, when Katonian was selected. The yearbook was published under that name until its last issue in 1981. The 1972 was the last official yearbook. The 1974 yearbook was published by the Mankato State Student Association. The 1978-1981 yearbooks were published by the Centennial Student Union, and other than the senior photographs, the format and photographs were virtually the same in each volume.

Information for this finding aid was obtained from a report prepared by reference librarian Bert A. Thompson, and notes in the accession folders of the publications.

Scope and Content:

The collection is divided into four series: Literary and Arts Magazines, News Publications, Yearbooks, and Correspondence. The complete newspaper collection, from Among Ourselves to the current title, is on microfilm.

Creative Arts Magazines: This series contains eight different publications, arranged alphabetically and then chronologically.

News Publications: This series is arranged chronologically

Yearbooks: This series is arranged chronologically.

Correspondence: This series is arranged alphabetically

Restrictions:

There are some restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Collection Citation:

University Student Publications. Collection, 1888-Ongoing. MSU Archives Collection 130, University Archives, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Processed By:

Jeffrey Desannoy processed the collection and developed the finding aid in April 2004.
Mee Xiong made additions to the collection August 2016 and October 2017.
Adam Smith made additions to the collection June 2018.

Related Collections:

It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about MSU's official university student publications available elsewhere.

Related Collections at MSU:

Student Government Records. Collection, 1931-Ongoing. MSU Archives Collection 17, University Archives, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Student Activities. Collection, 1903-Ongoing . MSU Archives Collection 18, University Archives, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

LCSH Subject Headings:

College and school periodicals.
Mankato State Normal School.
Mankato State Teachers College.
Mankato State College.
Mankato State University.
Minnesota State University-Mankato.
Student newspapers.
Student periodicals.
Student press.
Student publications.
Yearbook.

MSU Archives Collection 130

Box

Folder

Creative Arts Magazines

 

 

IS: A Scholarly Journal of Inquiry, fall 197111
IS: A Scholarly Journal of Inquiry (2), winter-spring 197212
Mankato Studies In English (2), May 196613
Mankato Studies In English (2), February 196714
Mankato Studies In English (2), December 196815
Medicine Jug (2), fall 197216
Medicine Jug (2), winter 197317
Medicine Jug (2), spring 197318
Medicine Jug (2), summer 197319
Medicine Jug (2), fall 1973110
Medicine Jug (2), 1974111
Medicine Jug (2), spring 1974112
Medicine Jug (2), summer 1974113
Medicine Jug (2), fall 1974114
Medicine Jug (2), winter 1975115
Medicine Jug (2), spring 1975116
Medicine Jug (2), fall 1975117
Medicine Jug (2), winter 1976118
Medicine Jug (2), spring 1976119
Medicine Jug (2), spring 1977120
Medicine Jug (2), spring 1979121
Muse (2), fall 198151
Muse (2), winter198252
Muse (2), spring 198253
Muse (2), fall 198254
Muse (2), winter 198355
Muse (2), spring 198356
Muse (2), fall 198357
Muse (2), winter 198458
Muse (2), spring 198459
Muse (2), winter 1985510
Muse (2),spring 1985511
Muse (2), winter 1986512
Muse (2), spring 1986513
Muse (2), winter 1987514
Muse (2), spring 1987515
Muse (2), 1987-1988516
Muse (2), 1988-1989517
Muse (2), spring 1989518
Muse (2), winter 1990519
Muse (2), spring 1990520
Muse (2), fall 1990521
Muse (2), winter 1991522
Muse (2), spring 1991523
Muse (2), winter/spring 1991524
Muse (2), fall/winter 1991525
Muse (2), fall/winter 1992526
Muse (2), spring/summer 1993527
Muse (2), winter 1994528
Muse (2), spring 1994529
Minnesota River Review (2), January 1995530
Minnesota River Review (2), spring/summer 1995531
Minnesota River Review (2), fall/winter 1996532
Minnesota River Review (2), spring/summer 1996533
Minnesota River Review (2), winter 1997534
Minnesota River Review, Summer 1997535
Minnesota River Review, Winter, 199839
Minnesota River Review, Summer, 1998310
Minnesota River Review, Winter, 1999311
Minnesota River Review, Summer, 1999312
Minnesota River Review, Winter, 2000313
Minnesota River Review (2), Summer 2000536
Minnesota River Review (2), 2000-2001 Edition537
Minnesota River Review (2), winter 2002538
Minnesota River Review (2), winter 2003539
Blue Earth Review (2), Volume 1: Spring 2004540
Blue Earth Review (2), Volume II: Winter 2005541
Blue Earth Review (2), Volume III: Summer 2005542
Blue Earth Review (2), Volume IV: Spring 2006543
Blue Earth Review (2), Volume V: Spring 2007 544
Blue Earth Review (2), Volume VI: Spring 2008545
Blue Earth Review (2), Volume VII: Issue I Winter 2009546
Blue Earth Review (2), Volume VII: Issue II Spring 2009 547
Blue Earth Review (2), Volume VIII: Issue I Winter, 2010 499
Blue Earth Review (2), Volume VIII: Issue II Spring, 20104100
Blue Earth Review (2), Volume IX: Spring 2011342
Blue Earth Review (2), Volume X: Winter 20124101
Blue Earth Review (2), Volume XI: Winter 2013343
Blue Earth Review (2), Volume XII: Spring 2014344
Blue Earth Review (2), Volume 13: Fall 2014345
Blue Earth Review (2), Volume 14: Spring 2015346
Blue Earth Review (2), Volume 15: Fall 2015347
Blue Earth Review (2), Volume 16: Spring 2016348
Blue Earth Review (2), Volume 17: Fall 2016349
Blue Earth Review (2), Volume 18: Spring 20173410
Plaintiff (2), spring 1965122
Plaintiff (2), spring 1966123
Plaintiff (2), fall 1966124
Plaintiff (2), winter 1966125
Plaintiff (2), spring 1967126
Plaintiff (2), fall/winter 1967-1968127
Plaintiff (2), spring/summer 1968128
Plaintiff (2), fall 1968129
Plaintiff (2), winter 1969130
Plaintiff (2), spring/summer 1969131
Plaintiff (2), fall 1969132
Plaintiff (2), winter 1970133
Plaintiff (2), spring 1970134
Plaintiff (2), fall 1970135
Plaintiff (2), winter 1971136
Plaintiff (2), spring 1971137
Plaintiff (2), fall 197121
Plaintiff (2), winter 197222
Plaintiff (2), spring 197223
Plaintiff (2), flyer edition, undated24
Plaintiff, flyer edition, April 196625
Plaintiff (2), flyer edition, June 196626
Sophia (2), spring 196527
Sophia (2), winter 196628
Sophia (2), spring 196629
Sophia (2), winter 1967210
Sophia (2), spring 1967211
Sophia (2), winter 1968212
Sophia (2), spring 1968213
Sophia (2), winter 1969214
Sophia (2), spring 1969215
Sophia (2), winter 1970216
Sophia (2), spring 1970217
Sophia (2), winter 1971218
Sophia (2), spring 1971219
The Totem, spring 1953230
The Totem (2), 1954231
The Totem (2), 1955232
The Totem (2), 1956233
The Totem (2), 1957234
The Totem (2), 1958235
The Totem (2), spring 1959236
The Totem (2), winter 1960237
The Totem (2), spring 1960238
The Totem (2), winter 1961239
The Totem (2), spring 1961240
The Totem (2), fall/winter 1961241
The Totem (2), spring 1962242
The Totem (2), 1962-1963243
The Totem (2), 1963-1964244
The Totem (2), 1964-1965245

News Publications

The Student, October 1888220
The Student, December 1888221
The Student, February 1889222
The Student, March 1889223
The Student, April 1889224
The Student, November 1889225
The Student, April 1890226
The Student, October 1890227
The Student, March 1891228
The Student, April 1891229
The Student, Oct. 1889-June 189031
The Student, Oct. 1890-May 189132
The Mankatonian, vol. 1, Sept. 1891-May 189333
The Mankatonian, vol. 10-11, July 1898-May 190034
The Mankatonian, vol. 12-13, Sept. 1900-May 190235
The Mankatonian, vol. 18-19, Sept. 1905-June 190736
The Mankatonian, vol. 20-21, Oct. 1907-May 190937
The Mankatonian, vol. 22-23, Oct. 1909-June 191138
The Mankatonian, September 189141
The Mankatonian, October 189242
The Mankatonian, December 189243
The Mankatonian, April 189344
The Mankatonian, May 189345
The Mankatonian, December 189346
The Mankatonian, May 189447
The Mankatonian, September 189548
The Mankatonian, October 189549
The Mankatonian, October 1897410
The Mankatonian, November 1897411
The Mankatonian, December 1897412
The Mankatonian, January 1898413
The Mankatonian, February 1898414
The Mankatonian, April 1898415
The Mankatonian (2), July 1898416
The Mankatonian (2), November 1898417
The Mankatonian (2), December 1898418
The Mankatonian (2), January 1899419
The Mankatonian, February 1899420
The Mankatonian, March 1899421
The Mankatonian, April 1899422
The Mankatonian, May 1899423
The Mankatonian, July 1899424
The Mankatonian, September 1899425
The Mankatonian (2), October 1899426
The Mankatonian, November 1899427
The Mankatonian, December 1899428
The Mankatonian, January 1900429
The Mankatonian, April 1900430
The Mankatonian, May 1900431
The Mankatonian, June 1901432
The Mankatonian, September 1901433
The Mankatonian, May 1902434
The Mankatonian, September 1902435
The Mankatonian, October 1902436
The Mankatonian, November 1902437
The Mankatonian, December 1902438
The Mankatonian, January 1903439
The Mankatonian (2), February 1903440
The Mankatonian, March 1903441
The Mankatonian, April 1903442
The Mankatonian, May 1903443
The Mankatonian, September 1903444
The Mankatonian, October 1903445
The Mankatonian, November 1903446
The Mankatonian, December 1903447
The Mankatonian, January 1904448
The Mankatonian, February 1904449
The Mankatonian, March 1904450
The Mankatonian, April 1904451
The Mankatonian, May 1904452
The Mankatonian, June 1904453
The Mankatonian, July 1904454
The Mankatonian, September 1904455
The Mankatonian, October 1904456
The Mankatonian, November 1904457
The Mankatonian, December 1904458
The Mankatonian, January 1905459
The Mankatonian, February 1905460
The Mankatonian, March 1905461
The Mankatonian, April 1905462
The Mankatonian, May 1905463
The Mankatonian, June 1905464
The Mankatonian, July 1905465
The Mankatonian, December 1905466
The Mankatonian, February 1906467
The Mankatonian, March 1906468
The Mankatonian, May 1906469
The Mankatonian, October 1906470
The Mankatonian, November 1906471
The Mankatonian (2), December 1906472
The Mankatonian, January 1907473
The Mankatonian (2), February 1907474
The Mankatonian, March 1907475
The Mankatonian, April 1907476
The Mankatonian, May 1910477
The Mankatonian, June 1910478
The Mankatonian, December 1910479
The Mankatonian, April 1911480
The Mankatonian, May 1911481
The Mankatonian, October 1911482
The Mankatonian, November 1911483
The Mankatonian, December 1911484
The Mankatonian, January 1912485
The Mankatonian, February 1912486
The Mankatonian, March 1912487
The Mankatonian, April 1912488
The Mankatonian, May 1912489
The Mankatonian, June 1912490
The Mankatonian, October 1912491
The Mankatonian, November 1912492
The Mankatonian, December 1912493
The Mankatonian, January 1913494
The Mankatonian, February 1913495
The Mankatonian, March 1913496
The Mankatonian (2), April 1913497
The Mankatonian, May 1913498
Among Ourselves, Mar. 23, 1926-Apr. 14, 1927131
Among Ourselves, Mar. 23, 1926-Apr. 14, 1927 (microfilm)Reel 1 
School Spirit, 1929-1933132
School Spirit, Mar. 7, 1929 -May 4, 1933 (microfilm)Reel 2 
College Spirit, Sept. 1933-May 1935133
College Spirit, May 25, 1933-Jun. 4, 1935 (microfilm) Reel 3 
College Reporter, Sep. 3, 1935-May 23, 1941 (microfilm) Reel 4 
College Reporter, 1935-1945134
College Reporter, Sep. 19, 1941-May 27, 1948 (microfilm)Reel 5 
College Reporter, Sep. 6, 1935-May 27, 1937 (bound)139
College Reporter, 1946-1956135
College Reporter, September 1953-May 1955 (bound)1310
College Reporter, Sep. 23, 1948-May 22, 1952 (microfilm)Reel 6 
College Reporter, Oct. 2, 1952-July 28, 1955 (microfilm)Reel 7 
College Reporter, Sep. 12, 1955-Aug. 14, 1958 (microfilm)Reel 8 
The College Reporter, 1957-1967136
College Reporter, Sep. 16, 1958-Aug. 18, 1961 (microfilm)Reel 9 
College Reporter, Sep. 21, 1961-Aug. 18, 1964 (microfilm)Reel 10 
College Reporter Spectre, June 8, 1964341
College Reporter, Sep. 22, 1964-Jun. 25, 1968 (microfilm)Reel 11 
The Reporter, 1968-1978137
The Reporter, Jul. 2, 1968-Mar. 19, 1969 (microfilm)Reel 12 
The Reporter, Apr. 2, 1969-Nov. 25, 1970 (microfilm)Reel 13 
The Reporter, Dec. 2, 1970-Aug. 18, 1971 (microfilm)Reel 14 
The Reporter, Sep. 22, 1971-Dec. 13, 1971 (microfilm)Reel 15 
Mankato State Daily Reporter, Jan. 6, 1972-Jun. 29, 1972 (microfilm)Reel 16 
Mankato State Daily Reporter, Jul. 6, 1972-Dec. 8, 1972 (microfilm)Reel 17 
Mankato State Daily Reporter, Jan. 4, 1973-Dec. 7, 1973 (microfilm)Reel 18 
Mankato State Daily Reporter, Jan. 8, 1974-Jul. 11, 1974 (microfilm)Reel 19 
The Reporter, Jul. 18, 1974-Nov. 26, 1975 (microfilm)Reel 20 
The Reporter, Jan. 6, 1976-Aug. 11, 1976 (microfilm)Reel 21 
The Reporter, Sep. 21, 1976-May 19, 1977 (microfilm)Reel 22 
The Reporter, Jun. 23, 1977-Jul. 26, 1978 (microfilm)Reel 23 
The Reporter, Aug. 2, 1978-Dec. 4, (microfilm)Reel 24 
The Reporter, 1979-1985138
The Reporter, Jan. 8, 1980-Dec. 4, 1980 (microfilm)Reel 25 
The Reporter, Jan. 6, 1981-Dec. 8, 1981 (microfilm)Reel 26 
The Reporter, Jan.7, 1982-Dec. 7, 1982 (microfilm)Reel 27 
The Reporter, Jan. 6, 1983-Dec. 1, 1983 (microfilm)Reel 28 
The Reporter, Jan. 5, 1984-Nov. 29, 1984 (microfilm)Reel 29 
The Reporter, Jan. 8, 1985-Nov. 26, 1985 (microfilm)Reel 30 
The Reporter, Jan. 9, 1986-May 29, 1986 (microfilm)Reel 31 
The Reporter, Jun. 11, 1986- Nov. 25, 1986 (microfilm)Reel 32 
The Reporter, Jan. 8, 1987- Jun. 24, 1987 (microfilm)Reel 33 
The Reporter, Jul. 1, 1987- Nov. 24, 1987 (microfilm)Reel 34 
The Reporter, Jan. 7, 1988- Jun. 29, 1988 (microfilm)Reel 35 
The Reporter, Jul. 6, 1988- Nov. 22, 1988 (microfilm)Reel 36 
The Reporter, Jan. 10, 1989- Nov. 30, 1989 (microfilm)Reel 37 
The Reporter, Jan. 9, 1990- May 31, 1990 (microfilm)Reel 38 
The Reporter, Jun. 13, 1990- Nov. 29, 1990 (microfilm)Reel 39 
The Reporter, Jan. 10, 1991- Nov. 26, 1991 (microfilm)Reel 40 
The Reporter, Jan. 9, 1992- Nov. 24, 1992 (microfilm)Reel 41 
The Reporter, Jan. 7, 1993-Nov. 23, 1993 (microfilm)Reel 42 
The Reporter, Jan. 6, 1994-Nov. 29, 1994 (microfilm)Reel 43 
The Reporter, Jan. 5, 1995-Nov. 21, 1995 (microfilm)Reel 44 
The Reporter, Jan. 4, 1996-Nov. 26, 1996 (microfilm)Reel 45 
The Reporter, Jan. 9, 1997-Nov. 25, 1997 (microfilm)Reel 46 
The Reporter, Jan. 8, 1998-Dec. 10, 1998 (microfilm)Reel 47 
The Reporter, Jan. 14, 1999-Dec. 9, 1999 (microfilm)Reel 48 
The Reporter, Jan. 20, 2000-Dec. 7, 2000 (microfilm)Reel 49 
The Reporter, Jan. 18, 2001-Dec. 6, 2001 (microfilm)Reel 50 
The Reporter, Jan. 17, 2002-Dec. 5, 2002 (microfilm)Reel 51 
The Reporter, Jan. 14, 2003-Dec. 4, 2003 (microfilm)Reel 52 
The Reporter, Jan. 13, 2004-Dec. 9, 2004 (microfilm)Reel 53 
The Reporter, Jan. 20, 2005-Dec. 8, 2005 (microfilm)Reel 54 
The Reporter, Jan. 19, 2006-Dec. 5, 2006 (microfilm)Reel 55 
The Reporter, Jan. 18, 2007-Dec. 6, 2007 (microfilm)Reel 56 
The Reporter, Jan. 15, 2008-Dec. 4, 2008 (microfilm)Reel 57 
The Reporter, January-December 199814-
The Reporter, January-December 199915-
The Reporter, January-December 200016-
The Reporter, January-December 200117-
The Reporter, January-December 200218-
The Reporter, January-December 200320-
The Reporter, January-December 200421-
The Reporter, January-December 200522-
The Reporter, January-December 200623-
The Reporter, January-December 200724-
The Reporter, January-December 200825-
The Reporter, January-December 200926-
The Reporter, January-December 201027 
The Reporter, January-December 201128-
The Reporter, January-December 201229-
The Reporter, January-December 201330-
The Reporter, January-December 201431-
The Reporter, January-December 201532-
The Reporter, January-December 201633-
The Reporter, January-December 201735-

Yearbooks

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Class of 1906129
Class of 1910 (2)61
Class of 1911 (2)62
Senior Annual MSN (2), 191463
Mankatonian (yearbook) (2), 191564
MSN Annual (2), 191665
MSN Annual (2), 191766
MSN Annualette, 191867
MSN Annual (2), 192068
Katonian (2), 192169
Katonian (2), 1922610
Katonian (2), 1923611
Katonian (2), 1924612
Katonian (2), 1925613
Katonian (2), 1926614
Katonian (2), 1927615
Katonian (2), 1928616
Katonian (2), 19291210
Katonian (2), 193071
Katonian (2), 193172
Katonian (2), 193273
Katonian (2), 193374
Katonian (2), 193475
Katonian (2), 193576
Katonian (2), 193677
Katonian (2), 193778
Katonian (2), 193879
Katonian (2), 1939710
Katonian (2), 194081
Katonian (2), 194182
Katonian (2), 194283
Katonian (2), 194384
Katonian (2), 1944-194585
Katonian (2), 1946-194786
Katonian (2), 194887
Katonian (2), 194988
Katonian (2), 195089
Katonian (2), 195191
Katonian (2), 195292
Katonian (2), 195393
Katonian (2), 195494
Katonian (2), 195595
Katonian (2), 195696
Katonian (2), 195797
Katonian (2), 195898
Katonian (2), 1959101
Katonian (2), 1960102
Katonian (2), 1961103
Katonian (2), 1962104
Katonian (2), 1963105
Katonian (2), 1964106
Katonian (2), 1965111
Katonian (2), 1966112
Katonian (2), 1967113
Katonian (2), 1968114
Katonian (2), 1969115
Katonian (2), 1970116
Katonian (2), 1971121
Katonian (2), 1972122
Katonian (2), 1974123
Katonian (2), 1977124
Katonian (2), 1978125
Katonian (2), 1979126
Katonian (2), 1980127
Katonian (2), 1981 [RESTRICTED]128

Correspondence

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Katonian, correspondence, 1936, 1960-19643411
Mankato State College Studies, Editorial Board, minutes, 1967191
Plaintiff, correspondence, 1968-1970192
Plaintiff, newspaper clippings, 1968-1970193
Plaintiff, press releases, 1968-1970194
The Reporter, correspondence and miscellaneous, 1968-1982 195
The Reporter, correspondence, 1995, 20033412
Sophia, editor's correspondence, 1965-1968196
Totem, editor's correspondence, 1960197
Blue Earth Review, Volume 1- Volume II, Number 1, March 3, 1975- Spring 1976198