Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Scroll: A Digital Archive

Lewis Library's Suber Archives and Special Collections is pleased to offer a newly created online page, exhibiting photographic examples of selected cover art for The Scroll as well as a brief history of the publication. Additionally, the library's Archives has made available the inventory listings of The Scroll from 1922 to 2010. To explore the new page for The Scroll, and other digital exhibitions, visit the Suber Archives & Special Collections site, over at Lewis Library's Research Guides. For more information about The Scroll, continue reading below. 

The Scroll, 1923
According to Lewis Library's Archives, the LaGrange College Scroll was first published in January of 1922.  Produced as a newspaper, the publication declared, “This paper is designed to be a medium through which the best thought of the student body may find expression, and to serve as a bond of union between the College and former students and alumnae.”  In the fall of 1933 The Scroll became a literary magazine.  The 1933-1934 annual catalogue offered this statement:   “The purpose of the Scroll is to foster interest in literary activity among the students and to provide a medium for the expression of this interest.”  Early on student artwork began to be included as well.

Currently, The Scroll is changing format.  By year’s end The Scroll will be launched as an online publication.   Dr. Anthony Wilson, associate professor of English and faculty advisor for The Scroll, noted  that “the staff and I are very excited about the expanded possibilities of the new format in terms of presentation, flexibility, and accessibility to a broader audience, and we look forward to exploring what it has to offer in the coming years.”  Submissions of prose fiction and nonfiction, poetry, and artwork  will be accepted year-round.  Hopefully the online format will allow The Scroll to include multimedia contributions in the future as well.

The Scroll, 1999
The Scroll, 2002

The Scroll, 2010

*This blog post authored by Jacque Hornsby & Rachel Evans.

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