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The Gadfly Records, 1962-1972 | Special Collections and University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: The Gadfly Records, 1962-1972

ID: 37/RG 37-17A

Primary Creator: Old Dominion College. (1962-1969)

Extent: 0.8 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement:

This collection is arranged into three series and is in chronological order:

Series I: The Gadfly.  Contains print copies of The Gadfly dating from 1962 to 1972.

Series II: Correspondence. Contains correspondence regarding the magazine.

Series III: Miscellaneous. Contains various materials regarding the magazine.

Date Acquired: 03/09/2004

Subjects: College publications--Virginia--Norfolk, Gadfly literary magazine (Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va.), Old Dominion University

Languages: English

Abstract

The Gadfly was a student literary magazine published between the years 1962 to 1972 at Old Dominion College.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of print copies of the Gadfly dating from 1962-1972 as well as correspondence and miscellaneous papers.

Collection Historical Note

The Gadfly was a student literary magazine published between the years 1962 and 1972 at Old Dominion College. It featured artwork, poetry, satire, essays and photography by students, for students. There was no set format, each issue was different than the last, with one issue the size of a poster,with its mascot, the gadfly on the front. Their motto, found on the inside front cover of each issue reads as such:

"I am the Gadfly which God has attached to the state, and all day long and in all places am always fastening upon you, arousing and persuading and reproaching you."--Plato

Throughout its run, The Gadfly featured articles and poetry that pushed the envelope and created tension between the administration and the students who felt that their freedom of speech and publication was being censored.

Subject/Index Terms

College publications--Virginia--Norfolk
Gadfly literary magazine (Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va.)
Old Dominion University

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 2 Hollinger document cases

Access Restrictions: The collection is open to researchers without restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Old Dominion University Libraries.

Acquisition Source: Dr. James McNally

Acquisition Method: Gift.

Related Materials:

Oral Histories in the Perry Library: Leland D. Peterson

Oral Histories in the Perry Library: Lewis W. Webb, Jr. (Part 8)

Oral Histories in the Perry Library: Robert L. Stern (Part 1)

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], The Gadfly, Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series I: The Gadfly],
[Series II: Correspondence],
[Series III: Miscellaneous],
[All]

Series III: Miscellaneous
Box 2
Folder 7: Miscellaneous Notes, undated
Folder 8: Peter Melnick Lecture for Gadfly Staff, undated

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[Series I: The Gadfly],
[Series II: Correspondence],
[Series III: Miscellaneous],
[All]

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