Purdue University Newspapers Collection

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About this collection

Welcome to the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections’ collection of digitized newspapers. This collection includes: The Purdue Exponent, the university’s longest-running publication of student news, activities, and events; The Purdue of 1875, the first student newspaper on campus; The Purdue of the 1880s, the second student newspaper on campus; as well as The Black Hurricane, International Reporter, Boilermaker Letterman, and many other independent and underground publications. Each title describes the Purdue University student and community experience from various perspectives ranging from the formative years of the university through world wars to the civil rights movement and beyond.

These publications may contain words, images, or topics that are considered offensive today. The publications are presented in their original form to enable full scholarly research and analysis.

Thank you to the staff of The Purdue Exponent for their support in providing expanded access to issues of The Exponent. Thank you to supporters of Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies and Archives and Special Collections for aiding access to independent and student publications. For more information about Archives and Special Collections, visit www.lib.purdue.edu/spcol or email archives@purdue.edu.

This collection contains 20,876 issues comprising 215,245 pages and 140,013 articles.

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