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This blog is maintained by the staff of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center and features highlights from the collections at DigitalNC, an online library of primary sources from institutions across North Carolina.

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New Batch of Student Newspapers from the University of North Carolina at Asheville: Now Online

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Pictured above, left to right: UNCA Student Newspapers March 01, 1970; November 04, 1970; February 09, 1970

The newest addition to the North Carolina Newspapers Collection comes to us from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. These student newspapers span several decades and portray the changing trends at one of North Carolina’s well-known artistic institutions.

Student newspapers can often be sources of historical and cultural documentation. UNCA has an active mass communication program and their student newspaper has served as an outlet for many students on campus over the years. It is easy to track the political trends both within the community and nationally through many of the articles, images, and ads that highlight current events. Researchers could find these useful for studying popular culture and political activity.

One such highlight from this batch of newspapers documents Leonard Nimoy’s visit to campus during the 1970’s. Nimoy was a well known actor from the Star Trek franchise, where he played Mr. Spock.

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The Ridgerunner, April 22, 1975, page 7

To learn more about the University of North Carolina at Asheville, please visit the homepage. To see all their items available on DigitalNC, please visit the contributor page. To see the student newspapers available online from your community or school, check out the North Carolina Newspapers Collection.


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