The Owl

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The only known copy of the satirical newspaper The Owl was published in January 1854. It is the oldest student publication of the College of William and Mary in the holdings of the Special Collections Research Center in the Earl Gregg Swem Library. It is one of many College of William and Mary publications. Information gathered by students in LCST 201 "Constructing the News" about some College publications including The Owl is available at the course Wiki.

Related Material in the Special Collections Research Center

  • The Owl and 20th century news clippings about the publication.
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