The Valparaiso Male and Female College (1859-1871) and the various names of the institution owned by Henry Baker Brown until its purchase by the Lutherans in the fall of 1925 (1873-1925) constitute an entity referred to here as “Old School”. There were numerous attempts by students, faculty and even people outside of the institution to establish publications for the institution. Few survived for more than a year or two, and there were many years when no publications were produced. Many are known only through the writings of those tracing the history of Valparaiso University. The archives compiled and digitized what still exists in our collection.

Of particular note are the publications of the medical and dental schools in Chicago, owned for a short period by Valparaiso University (The American and The Bur). Also, the Bayonet, published for the Valparaiso Training Detachment located on campus during the period of W.W.I is among this group.

This collection includes selected volumes from: The Monitor (1868-1869), Normal Collegian (1874 – 1875), Normal Mirror (1876), published by Mr. Perrine, Normal National Nominating Convention (1883, 1889, 1892, 1895), Northern Indiana School Journal (1881 -), The Student (1891 - 1893), The Normal Student (1894), The Bur (Alumni Assn. Chic Coll Dental Surgery) (1896 – 1993), College Current (1898 – 1903), The American (1904) (published monthly by the American College of Medicine and Surgery faculty and students), Valparaiso University Herald (1907 – 1911), The Students’ Gazette (1910), The Torch (1914 - 1925), Pharmacy News Bulletin (1916 - ?), The Bayonet (publication of the Valparaiso Training Detachment) (1918 -), Valumni (1919 – 1920), Valoon (1920-1921, 1930), The Reveille (1922), Valparaiso Result (1924) (publication of a fund-raising attempt before the sale of the institution), Valparaiso Result (Chicago Edition) (1924)

All copies of Pre-1925 school publications/university publications have been scanned without redaction. Images and terminology from past issues of these publications may be offensive and are not condoned by Valparaiso University. The Archives and Special Collections Department believes that it is important to retain the historical accuracy of these publications. We encourage viewers to research historical context.

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Submissions from 1910

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The Students' Gazette (Volume 1, Number 6), Valparaiso University

Submissions from 1894

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The Normal Student (Vol. IV, No. 2), Valparaiso University

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The Normal Student (Vol. IV, No. 3), Valparaiso University

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The Normal Student (Vol. IV, No. 4), Valparaiso University

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The Normal Student (Volume IV, Number I), Valparaiso University

Submissions from 1874

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Normal Collegian (Volume I, Number 1), Valparaiso University

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Normal Collegian (Volume I, Number 2), Valparaiso University

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Normal Collegian (Volume I, Number 3), Valparaiso University

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Normal Collegian (Volume I, Number 4), Valparaiso University