Connecticut Daily Campus Records
Scope and Content
The collection contains a few letters, minutes, manual for the Business manager, random issues of the paper and an example of layout and mockup of the student newspaper of the University of Connecticut. Issues of the paper itself are available in microfilm (Archives & Special Collections and the Library) from 1896-1989, in print (1990-present) and online (circa 2019-present).
- undated, 1951-1967
The collection is open and available for research.
Restrictions on Use
Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from the owner(s) of the copyright.
In 1896, the students of the Storrs Agricultural College established a student newspaper, The Lookout. Published every month, the paper had a small, unpaid staff who laid out the pages by hand using tiny metal slugs with embossed letters from a printer's California job case. By 1914, the paper had changed its name to The Connecticut Campus, reflecting the growth of the institution that had become the Connecticut Agricultural School in 1899 and the student newspaper increased its publication schedule to twice a month. The paper continued to grow along with the campus in Storrs, CT, and in 1953 the The Connecticut Campus, which had moved from being published monthly, to weekly and then to a three days a week publication schedule made its last transition to becoming a daily newspaper. In 1955, the renamed Connecticut Daily Campus becomes a morning paper that is printed on newsprint. In the 1970s, the University of Connecticut Board of Trustees granted the Connecticut Daily Campus its independence from the Associated Student Government.
Currently, the Daily Campus is the largest daily college newspaper in the state of Connecticut and employs more than 120 students during the academic year. Published Monday through Friday during the academic year, 10,000 copies are delivered to over 80 locations both on- and off-campus.
Additional information and access to the electronic version of the paper is available from their website.
1.25 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
The collection contains a few letters, minutes, manual for the Business manager, random issues of the paper and an example of layout and mockup of the student newspaper of the University of Connecticut.
- Administrative records Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Storrs (inhabited place) Subject Source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- Connecticut Daily Campus Records
- Under Revision
- Archives & Special Collections staff
- 2011 April
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository
University of Connecticut Library
405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205
Storrs Connecticut 06269-1205 USA US