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Awgwan, Student Life Records

Title: Awgwan, Student Life Records

Creator: Sigma Delta Chi

Creator: University of Nebraska, Undergraduate Students

Dates: 1913-1946

Quantity: 5 boxes (2.0 linear feet)

Collection Number: Archives RG 38-01-06

Language: English

Restrictions: None

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Preferred Citation: Awgwan,, Student Life Records (RG 38-01-06). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries

Background:

The Awgwan, started publication in 1913 as a humour magazine for the University of Nebraska campus. The publication included articles and cartoons, poetry, short quips, and quotations on students, football, homecoming, professors, classes, alumni, and society. Each issue included an editorial. The Awgwan, was published first by a small group of students, who later called themselves the Helmet and Quill Society. With the publication of Volume 5, Sigma Delta Chi, the local chapter of a professional journalism fraternity took over responsiblity for the publication. The final volume appeared in 1946.

Scope and Content:

The Awgwan, included articles, cartoons, editorials, poetry, and related types of creative works documenting student activities on campus through humor. The publications were supported by local advertising, so the periodicals include a wide variety of ads documenting local businesses that catered to the student population, such as clothing, restaurants, boarding houses, laundry services, and photographers. Some of the numbers are missing covers, though the publication information is included after several pages of advertisements. In addition, some of the volume numbers that appear on the volume covers do not match the dates listed in the publication notice in the volume itself. For example, vol. 8, no. 4 is dated December 1919 on the cover, vol. 8, no. 5, is dated December 1920 on the cover, and on the inside of both of these numbers the publication date is listed as no. 3, November 1919.

Subjects:

American wit and humor

College wit and humor

University of Nebraska--Lincoln -- Periodicals

Students -- Nebraska -- Periodicals

Container List: Box 1. Folder 1. Awgwan, bound volumes, vol. 1, no. 1 - vol. 11, no. 15, 1913-1914 Box 1. Folder 2. Awgwan, vol. 3, no. 1, 3-4, 1914, Sept.-Nov Box 1. Folder 3. Awgwan, vol. 3, no. 6-8, 1915, Feb.-1915, Mar. Box 1. Folder 4. Awgwan, vol. 3, no. 11-12, 1915, Mar.-1915, Apr. Box 1. Folder 5. Awgwan, vol. 3, no. 13-15, 1915, May-1915, June Box 1. Folder 6. Awgwan, vol. 4, no. 2, 5, 1915, Oct.-1915, Nov. Box 1. Folder 7. Awgwan, vol. 4, no. 7-8, 1916, Jan.-1916, Feb. Box 1. Folder 8. Awgwan, vol. 4, no. 9, 13, 1916, Feb.-1916, Apr. Box 1. Folder 9. Awgwan, vol. 5, no. 1, 3, 1916, Sept.-1916, Nov. Box 1. Folder 10. Awgwan, vol. 5, no. 4-5, 1916, Dec.-1917, Jan. Box 1. Folder 11. Awgwan, vol. 5, no. 7-8, 1917, Mar.-1917, May Box 1. Folder 12. Awgwan, vol. 6, no. 1-2, 1917, Sept. Box 1. Folder 13. Awgwan, vol. 6, no. 3, vol. 7, no. 4, 1917, Nov. 1919, Apr. Box 1. Folder 14. Awgwan, vol. 8, no. 1, 4-5, 1919, Sept. 1919, Dec. 1920, Jan. Box 2. Folder 1. Awgwan, vol. 8, no. 6-7, 1920, Feb.-1920, Mar. Box 2. Folder 2. Awgwan, vol. 8, no. 8-9, 1920, Apr.-1920 May Box 2. Folder 3. Awgwan, vol. 9, no. 1-2, 1920, Sept.-1920, Oct. Box 2. Folder 4. Awgwan, vol. 9, no. 9, 1921(?), May Box 2. Folder 5. Awgwan, vol. 10, no. 2, 1921, Nov. Box 2. Folder 6. Awgwan, vol. 10, no. 7-8, 1922, Apr.-1922, May Box 2. Folder 7. Awgwan, bound volume, vol. 11, no. 1-9, 192-1923 Box 2. Folder 8. Awgwan, vol. 11, no. 7-8, 1923, Apr. Box 2. Folder 9. Awgwan, vol. 12, no. 2-3, 1924, Nov.-Dec. Box 2. Folder 10. Awgwan, vol. 12, no. 6, no. 8 (?), 1925, Mar. 1925, May Box 2. Folder 11. Awgwan, vol. 13, no. 1-2, 1925, Oct.-Nov. Box 2. Folder 12. Awgwan, vol. 13, no. 3-4, 1925, Dec. 1926, Jan. Box 2. Folder 13. Awgwan, vol. 13, no. 5-6, 1926, Feb.-Mar. Box 2. Folder 14. Awgwan, vol. 13, no. 7 (pages clipped), 1926, Apr. Box 2. Folder 15. Awgwan, vol. 14, no. 1, 4, 1926, Oct. 1927, Jan. Box 2. Folder 16. Awgwan, vol. 14, no. 6-7, 1927, Mar.-Apr. Box 2. Folder 17. Awgwan, vol. 14, no. 8, 1927, May Box 3. Folder 1. Awgwan, bound volume, vol. 15-17, 1927-1929 Box 3. Folder 2. Awgwan, bound volume, vol. 18-20, 1931-1933 Box 3. Folder 3. Awgwan, vol. 21, no. 2-3, 1933, Nov.-Dec. Box 3. Folder 4. Awgwan, vol. 21, no. 4-5, 1934, Feb.-Mar. Box 3. Folder 5. Awgwan, vol. 21, no. 6-7, 1934, Apr.-May Box 4. Folder 1. Awgwan, vol. 22, no. 1-2, 1934, Sept.-Oct. Box 4. Folder 2. Awgwan, vol. 22, no. 4-5, 1934, Dec.-1935, Jan. Box 4. Folder 3. Awgwan, vol. 22, no. 6-7, 1935, Feb.-Mar. Box 4. Folder 4. Awgwan, vol. 22, no. 8-9, 1935, Apr.-May Box 4. Folder 5. Awgwan, bound volume, vol. 23-24, 1935-1937 Box 4. Folder 6. Awgwan, bound volume, vol. 25-26, 1937-1939 Box 5. Folder 1. Awgwan, bound volume, vol. 27-28, 1939-1941 Box 5. Folder 2. Awgwan, bound volume, vol. 29, 1941-1942 Box 5. Folder 3. Awgwan, unnumbered volume, vol. 29, no. 7, 1941, Nov.-Dec 1942, Mar. Box 5. Folder 4. Awgwan, vol. 1, no. 1-2, 1945, Mar.-Apr Box 5. Folder 5. Awgwan, vol. 1, no. 3-4, 1945, May-June Box 5. Folder 6. Awgwan, vol. 2, no. 1-2, 1945, Oct.-Nov. Box 5. Folder 7. Awgwan, vol. 2, no. 3-4, 1945, Dec. 1946, May Box 5. Folder 8. Awgwan, vol. 4, no. 2-3, 1946, Nov.-Dec.
Related Material and Resources: Additional student periodicals and publications are located in University Archives Record Group 38.



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