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Onondaga Community College Student Publications Collection

Onondaga Community College

13 linear feet


The Onondaga Community College Student Publications Collection contains printed newspapers, newsletters, journals, magazines and yearbooks and related files published by students from the early years of the college to the present time.

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Collection Details

Student publications began at Onondaga Community College shortly after the opening of the college in 1962. The "OCC Press" was the first student run newspaper, publishing its first newspaper in 1962. Several bi-weekly and monthly publications followed, including "The Blue Banner", "Fred Magazine", "The Other Paper", and a variety of literary magazines . The longest running newspaper was "The Overview", published between 1975 - 2015. Today students continue to publish newsletters, magazines and journals.

The Onondaga Community College Student Publications contains publications from the founding of the college in 1962 to the present day. Publications include newspapers, newsletters, the college yearbook, journals and magazines. The topics range from news of the campus, politics, social issues, and works of fiction. This collection is updated continuously with the latest issues of the students publications. Each series is organized into narrower sub-series and then arranged chronologically.

Series 1 - Student Newspapers - Student newspapers were published from the early years of the college and continued through the years. The 2 largest and longest running student newspapers were "The Blue Banner" and "The Overview". Others were published, and collected by the archives. Date coverage 1963-1990.

Series 2 - Student Magazines and Journals - Student literary, political, artistic and campus centered journals were published through the years. Date coverage 1989-2018.

Series 3 - Student Yearbook - The Yearbooks for Onondaga Community College began with the Plaza Program in 1963. In 1964 the yearbook was titled the Chieftain, and continued until 1975. This was the last yearbook published. Date coverage 1963-1975. These yearbooks were digitized and can be found on the New York Heritage website:

Collection Access & Use

This collection is open to researchers without restriction.

Written permission from the Onondaga Community College Archives and all copyright holders must be obtained before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any material in this collection.

Collection Subjects & Formats

Series : Student Newspapers

Date: 1963 - 1990

Subseries : "Blue Banner" Newspaper

Date: 1963 - 1972

Box: PUB1

"Blue Banner" Correspondence

Date: 1963 - 1972

Box-folder: PUB3-2

"Blue Banner" Constitution

Date: 1963

Box-folder: PUB3-1

"Blue Banner" Newspaper

Date: 1963 - 1972

Box: PUB1

"Blue Banner" Photographs

Date: 1963-1972

Box-folder: PUB3-12

Subseries : "The Bridge"

Date: 2000 - 2001

Box: PUB4

"The Bridge: the Voice of the Student Government"

Date: 2000 - 2001

Box-folder: PUB4-1

Subseries : "Campus Clipboard"

Date: 1971 - 1976

Box: PUB4

"Campus Clipboard": Memos

Date: 1973

Box-folder: PUB4-1A

"Campus Clipboard"

Date: 1971 - 1976

Box-folder: PUB4-7

Subseries : "Candlelight Review"

Date: 1971

Box: PUB4

"Candlelight Review"

Date: May, 1971

Box-folder: PUB4-8

Subseries : "This Week at OCC"

Date: 1970 - 1972

Box: PUB4

"This Week at OCC"

Date: 1970 - 1972

Box-folder: PUB4-9

Subseries : "The Other Paper"

Date: 1972 - 1973

Box: PUB2A

"The Other Paper" Memos

Date: 1972

Box-folder: PUB10A-3

"The Other Paper" Newspapers

Date: 1972 - 1973

Box: PUB2A

Subseries : "OCC Press"

Date: 1962 - 1963

Box: PUB6

"OCC Press" Newspaper

Date: 1962 - 1963

Box-folder: PUB-2,3

Subseries : "The Overview"

Date: 1975 - 1990

"The Overview" - Memos

Date: 1975 - 1978

Box-folder: PUB10A-2

"The Overview" - Charter

Date: 1975

Box-folder: PUB10A-1

"The Overview" Newspaper

Date: 1975 - 2015

Box: PUB10-PUB23

Series : Student Magazines/Journals

Date: 1989 - 2018

Subseries : "Fred Magazine"

Date: March, 1989

Box-folder: PUB6-1

Subseries : "Graffiti Magazine"

Date: 1970 - 1974

Box: PUB25

"Graffiti Magazine" - Constitution

Date: 1967

Box-folder: PUB25-1

"Graffiti Magazine" - Memos

Date: 1967

Box-folder: PUB25- 2

"Graffiti Magazine" - Photographs

Date: 1970 - 1971

Box-folder: PUB25-3

"Graffiti Magazine"

Date: 1968 - 1974

Box: PUB25

Subseries : "Fallacy, Fantasy and the Art of Flying on Wisps of Words"

Date: undated

Box-folder: PUB25-4

Subseries : "Whirlpool"

Date: 1975

Box: PUB25

Subseries : "Shapes and Chimeras"

Date: 1975

Box: PUB25

Subseries : "Etchings on the Hour Glass"

Date: 1980

Box: PUB25

Subseries : "The Oracle: Literary Magazine of Onondaga Community College"

Date: 1985 - 1997

Box: PUB2A

Subseries : "Textuality"

Date: 2007 - 2009

Box-folder: PUB28-1

Subseries : "Parnassus: Onondaga Community College Literary Magazine"

Date: 2005 - 2006

Box-folder: PUB28-2

Subseries : "The Lazer"

Date: 2010

Box-folder: PUB28-3

Subseries : "Writers on the Rock"

Date: 2012 - 2018

Box: PUB26

Series : Student Yearbook

Date: 1963 - 1975

Yearbook - Memos

Date: 1963 - 1971

Box-folder: PUB4-4


Date: 1961 - 1973