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Crow's Nest (University History: Campus Publications)

The first issue of The Crow's Nest, which was originally known as the Bay Campus Bulletin, was published on October 30, 1969.

By mid-October 1970, the paper was renamed The Crow's Nest to give the paper an identity that fit in well with the small but growing campus along Bayboro Harbor. The Crow's Nest ceased publication from the summer of 1989 through the fall of 1991. Since 1991, the paper has generally appeared as monthly, semiweekly, or weekly issues during the fall and spring academic semesters. The paper has existed in many printed formats, including single-sheet mimeographed broadsides, small fliers, and traditional newspaper issues. Some later issues have variations of volume and issue numbers.

We would like to thank J.M. "Sudsy" Tschiderer for donating her collection of early issues of The Crow's Nest to the library. Since her days as a student in the late 1960s, Sudsy has played a paramount role in the development of student leadership on campus. She served as a founding member of the Student Activities office and worked in the Division of Student Affairs for nearly twenty-six years before working in other areas of the USF St. Petersburg campus. A USFSP graduate and staff member with an avid interest in journalism, Sudsy contributed to a number of campus publications, including The Crow's Nest which she helped establish in 1969.

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Faculty Publications (Scholarly Works)

This community contains peer-reviewed and other scholarly and professional materials created by faculty of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. If you would like to start a personal collection for your work, please contact digcol at nelson.usf.edu

Works in this community are protected by copyright and are the intellectual property of the authors, unless otherwise stated. Proper citation and permission for reproduction or reuse are expected.

Newspaper collection (The Weekly Challenger)

The Weekly Challenger newspaper has documented the history of St. Petersburg, Florida's African-American community since the paper was established by Cleveland Johnson Jr. in 1967.

Posted below are links to past issues of The Weekly Challenger. Not all of the older newspapers are in our holdings. Please note that there is a six-month delay before recent issues are added to the archive.

See Also:
Weekly Challenger Chronology & Tampa Bay African-American History Research Guide

To view recent stories in the newspaper, please visit the webpage of The Weekly Challenger.

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