In August, three new publications were added to our Digital Collections: Prometheus, Static, and the Blue & Gray Press. These publications, all from different decades of Mary Washington’s history, provide unique insight into campus life and events. All of the publications are available as full-text PDFs that can be searched and viewed directly in the digital collections and/or downloaded. In addition to the added discoverability of having these publications online, the digital files are actively preserved to prevent future data loss.
Check out the following publications in our Digital Collections:
The Prometheus was a progressive-activist student newspaper published bi-weekly from October 1977 to October 1978. It was published concurrently to the Bullet, the “official” student newspaper. Prometheus staff included Michael Mello ‘79, who went on to become an attorney, professor and criminal justice system activist.
The Static was the official newsletter of campus radio station, WMWC, published from October 1991 through 1994. The newsletters often included program schedules, commentary, upcoming releases, and more. For more information about the history of WMWC, check out our Spring 2021 guest blog post by Ryan A. MacMichael ‘98: WMWC: Forgotten Campus Legacy, 1939-2021.
The Blue & Gray Press is the current student newspaper at the University of Mary Washington. Since this paper is a continuation of the Bullet, it is published in the “Student Newspaper” collection along with its predecessor. This collection will continue to be updated as new issues of the Blue & Gray Press are published. Current articles are always available on the Blue & Gray Press website.