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ECSU Student Newspapers 1927-2009

Newspaper ArchiveElizabeth City State Normal School published the first student newspaper in May 1927. Over the years the name of the publication changed many times:

1927 The Normal Magnet
1929 The Normal Banner
1935 The S.N.S. Monthly
1937 The S.N.S. Messenger
1939 [?] The State Teachers College Newsletter
1960 The Compass

The student-published newspapers contain a wealth of information and news relating to contemporary trends, campus events and the impact and impressions of national events within the context of student life.

All student newspaper holdings dating from 1927 through 2009 are available online at http://digitalnc.org/collections/newspapers/elizabeth-city-state-university-student-newspaper and on-site in the University Archives office in G.R. Little Library (Room 216).