The Towerlight records
Scope and Contents
The Towerlight records contains the organizational resources and artifacts of The Oriole and The Towerlight student newspapers. This collection which dates from 1921 to 2021 contains photographs and original editions from the aforementioned publications. This collection documents a 100 year span of student life at Towson University and is invaluable in understanding the evolution of the university as a whole.
- Creation: circa 1980-1999
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on access. This collection is open to the public.
Conditions Governing Use
Towson University Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) is the owner of the original materials and digitized images in our collections; however, the collection may contain materials for which copyright is not held. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials. Consult with SCUA to determine if we can provide permission for use.
The Towerlight is the online independent student newspaper at Towson University. It is run by Towson students, and frequently updates the campus on events and news. Originally a nameless paper in 1921 (in which two editions were published) to publicize the school and increase enrollment, the paper was named "The Oriole" in January of 1922 and changed to its current moniker, The Towerlight, in March of 1926. In March 2020, The Towerlight ended weekly print publication and fully transitioned online. The final special editions are the "Spring 2020," "Summer 2020," "Fall 2020," "Spring 2021," and "Fall 2021" editions.
27 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
The Towerlight is the online independent student newspaper at Towson University. It is run by Towson students, and frequently updates the campus on events and news. This collection contains photographs used (and not) in publication as well as a full print run spanning 100 years.
Digitized copies of all volumes exist in SCUA's digital collections.
- Guide to The Towerlight records
- In Progress
- John Esh
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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