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University College Cardiff, and later Cardiff University student publications and newspapers (19th-20th C.)

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Magazines and newspapers produced by students of Cardiff University and its previous incarnations. Includes University College magazine, 1885-87; Magazine of the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire, 1888-1903; Cap and Gown, 1903-1966; The Wail, 1926-1965; Broadsheet, 1946-1971; Gair Rhydd, 1972-current; Hard Times, 1974-1976; Snout, 1970s; Cardiff Link, 1977-78, and Pen and Pencil, 1934. Other publications are included from the Students’ Union Society; various students’ societies; and the Association of Past Students, 1920-66.

Date range: 1885-current

Significance: A useful social history resource – documenting young people’s responses to current affairs and politics from the first world war to the global financial crisis.

Size: 24 boxes, 7 volumes; 11 metres

Language: English

Keywords: Students, politics, current affairs, journalism

Notes: Official records relating to Cardiff University and its predecessors are held in Institutional Archives and are the responsibility of the University Records Manager. Among these is held the students’ magazine of the Medical College, The Leech.