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forty-seven volumes, until May, 1930. During President Taylor's
administration, except for the annual college catalogue and occasional
bulletins, it was the printed medium of the College students and
faculty for the publication of their productions. Its make-up was
contributed articles, longer editorial expressions by any of the editors
who saw fit to contribute, and then several editorial departments,
"Editor's Portfolio," brief discussions of current events of any kind;
"Exchanges," "Alumni Notes," "Educational," and "In and About
College," with some variation through the years. The first number
contained 48 pages; the first volume of eight numbers, 379 pages.
Some of the later volumes were much larger, volume XXVI with nine
numbers running to 890 pages. Primarily intended for the students it
greatly stimulated efforts at literary production among them. Some-
times the editors would express their views with great force and
freedom about actions and regulations of the faculty and they did not
hesitate to criticise actions of the Board of Trustees and the general
policies of the College, but in most instances their articles were
constructive and in harmony with what Trustees and faculty were
doing. The editors' interests, however, went much further afield, and
they wrote, and often wrote well, on almost every conceivable topic
of local, state, national and international interest, education, athletics,
political affairs, industry, society, literature, art. Some of the various
departments are valuable compendiums of current facts and in
particular the Educational Department. The departments, "In and
About College," was designed to be a record of the social and other
activities and the general life of the College, and the editors for some
years made it so, and most valuable for the historian. Now and then a
really brilliant editor, such as J. W. Lynch, 1887-88, would get
Thos. Dixon, "Corresponding Editor," in charge of the finances would not have
been encouraging. It is found in the minutes of the Euzelian Society for January 28,
1882, and is as follows: "Issued 400 copies at an expense of $40.00; miscellaneous
expenses, $5.35, total $65.35. Received from 121 subscribers $19.36; 20 magazines
sold $2.95; 169 sample copies due, unredeemed, $21.12; 21/2 pages of
advertisements, $10.60; book sold, $1.00; total $55.03. Deposited at Book Stores 10
copies; on hand 30 copies."
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