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December 1925 Issue
|Bulletin was an informational pamphlet published for students with content ranging from attendance fees, calendars, and specific academic program details, to college and student activities. The publication schedule of the Bulletin varied through the years from monthly to quarterly. This collection consists of issues from 1905 to 1977 arranged chronologically. Early Bulletins resemble simple black and white newspaper printing. As time progressed, so did the quality of the Bulletin. Later editions are printed in color on glossy paper.
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Note on ArrangementThe Bulletins were unorganized when they arrived in Special Collections. They have been arranged chronologically by publication.
Scope and ContentThe Bulletin Collection consists of one and a half cubic feet and spans 72 years. However, it should be noted that the collection is incomplete. A gap exists between 1905 and 1918. The collection does not contain issues from 1920 or 1975 either. Some years, as follows, are represented by only one issue: 1919, 1922, 1923, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1974, 1976, and 1977. There are two to nine issues from the remaining years in the collection.
Bulletins offer a sketch of academic and social life throughout the changes of the college from the Georgia Normal and Industrial College, the Georgia State College for Women, the Women's College of Georgia, Georgia College at Milledgeville, and Georgia College.
Early Bulletins focused on matriculation fees and requirements, programs of study, and informational essays such as "Thrift in the Home" (December 1925). They are newspaper quality printing and bi-folded. During the 1930s, the Bulletin began to expand the size and format of some of its issues to include more photographs. The style of the Bulletin becomes more diverse, from bi-fold and tri-fold pages to full pages. While the predominant topic of Bulletins remains information on admission and academics, student activities and social opportunities become prominent in photographs and blurbs.
The first one color Bulletin in the collection is from April 1940. The photos are still black and white at that time, but the Bulletin is highlighted with light blue. The first full color Bulletin in the collection appears in November 1963.