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Our Sunbeam 1856

A Glory to the State

Frist page of Our Sunbeam from March, 1856.
Our Sunbeam; or The Light of College Days

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Literary society journals were not the only student publications during Delaware College’s early years. In October 1855, the first student serial publication appeared, Our Sunbeam, which was published monthly throughout that school year.

The Review, the current newspaper of the University of Delaware, began publication in 1882. This paper initially appeared monthly, with articles, editorials, sporting event reports, student humor and local advertising.

Read the full text of the March, 1856 issue of Our Sunbeam.