02/20/UO328 Guide to the Underground Publications Collection Underground Publications Finding Aid Authors: Perri Hamilton.

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Guide to the Underground Publications Collection 1962/2006 University Archives Overview of the Collection Underground Publications Collection 1962-2006 02/20/UO328 University of North Texas. 1.00 English University Archives Publications that were created for entertainment or to expose faults the writers felt existed at the Univeristy of North Texas. Historical Note:

“The University of North Texas originated in 1890 when Joshua C. Chilton founded the Texas Normal College and Teacher Training Institute.  A private institution, the normal college operated for the first eleven years of its live in buildings provided by the City of Denton.  An 1893 act of the Texas State legislature allowing the school to certify teachers added the work “North” to its name.  In 1901, the Texas State Board of Education, pursuant to an 1899 act of the state legislature, took control of the school and renamed it North Texas State Normal College.  The school awarded its first bachelor’s degrees in 1919 and changed its name to North Texas State Teachers College in 1923.  Two years later, the secondary-school program (a feature of normal schools in this era) was consigned to a separate Demonstration School, allowing North Texas to receive accreditation from the Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools of Southern States.  Graduate study began in 1935, and the college gradually moved toward emphasis on liberal arts study as well as education programs.  In 1949 the Texas Legislature recognized the school’s growth by renaming it North Texas State College and by authorizing a separate Board of Regents. North Texas began to award doctoral degrees in education and music during the 1950’s, and in 1961, as a recognition of increasing emphasis on research and graduate study, the state legislature approved yet another name, North Texas State University.  The University grew very rapidly and became the largest, most comprehensive public institution of higher learning in Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex by the early 1970s. In 1988, the legislature approved the present name, the University of North Texas.

“In January 1999 the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board authorized the creation of the UNT System Center at Dallas.  This Center offers junior, senior, and graduate-level courses leading to the completion of baccalaureate and master’s degree programs, certificates, and endorsements.  In January, 2000 the UNT System Center at Dallas opened a new facility at 8915 South Hampton Road.  The university leases the 78,000 Spare food facility which features state-of-the-art classrooms and computer labs, and the first virtual library in the Metroplex. Inquires about the System Center should be made to the Executive Director at 972-780-3601 for email untdallas@unt.edu.”

[Faculty Handbook, 2007-2008]

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material: Newspapers Underground publications Title: Antithesis Coexistence Review Eaglet Feedlot NT Outsider Smart Texas Faily Topical Term: Alternative press publications Conservative - Individualist
Administrative Information Conditions Governing Use:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is not restricted.

Preferred Citation:

Underground Publications Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections.

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.

Arrangement of Materials:

The publications are arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Contents

The publications start in the early 1960s and continue through the 1980s.  The 2000's have responses to a publication, NT Outsider.  The publications document the concerns of the students or facuty through humor, satire, or reportage.

Detailed List of Contents id175270 Underground Publications id175271 1 Publications 708162 id175272 1 1 A Priori undated Scope and Contents

This publication was created from submissions made to the Presbyterian Student Center. Some of the authors names were: Jack Murray, John Scarborough, Charles Smith, Allen Solganick, Allan S. Miller, Robert J. Hamilton, Bill Jamison, Spencer Perskin, Roger Boykin, W. Winsett, Dutch Kepler, and Pat Veitch.

id175273 1 2 Antithesis 1962 Scope and Contents

A newsletter created with the intent that its contents will create an "ethically based common sense logically thought to conclusion." Individuals who submitted work to this publication were: Bill Jamison, Bill Perry, Gretchen Jeffrey, Ernesto de Provence, Brent Davis, Alan S. Miller, Margaret Rhoades, Jess Ritter, Jr., Paul Zalanski, Jack C. Carloye, and Bill Thomas.

id175274 1 3 Coexistence Review undated Scope and Contents

A publication that has work by Larry McMurtry, Grover Lewis, John Lewis, and Jo Scott.

id175275 1 4 Conservative - Individualist 1963 Scope and Contents

The first issue of this broadside which stated as its purpose an "attemp to define what constitutes conservative thought...by merely quoting several statements...." by politicians and writers.

id175276 1 5 Eaglet 1964 Scope and Contents

This folder has two copies of the April, 1964 issue and one of the May, 1964 issue. The editor and publisher was R. T. Clifton and the Advertising Manager was Jack Shreffler. In the Glassary eaglet is defined as "an ostensibly off-campus humor magazine. In reality, subversive pamphlet undermining the administration. "

id175277 1 6 Feedlot, volume 2, number 1 1978/01 id175278 1 7 Feedlot, chapter 3 1984 id175279 1 8 Magpie 1964/10 and 12 Scope and Contents

"Magpie" is a continuation of the "Eaglet." This folder has two issues of the magazine, for Octorber and December. There is also a business card for William Crange, the art director of the Magpie.

id175280 1 9 NT Outsider (Responses) 2004/10 - 2005/01 id175281 1 10 NT Outsider (Responses) 2005/04-08 id175282 1 11 NT Outsider (Responses) 2005/09 - 2005/11/18 id175283 1 12 NT Outsider (Reponses) 2005/11/20 - 2005/12 id175284 1 13 NT Outsider (Responses) 2006 id175285 1 14 Smart Texas Faily 1981 id175286 1 15 Synthesis, number 4 1962 Scope and Contents

The editor of this publication was H. Brent Davis, the associate editor was Kathryn Tune.

id175287 1 16 Tales From A Christmas Barnyard undated id175288 1 17 NTSU (North Texas State University) Faculty Senate: Then and Now 1986 Scope and Contents

This is an altered Kudzu comic strip.

id175289 1 18 An Open Letter to: Dr. David E. Golden, Provost 1988 id175290 1 19 University of NorthTexas Employment Opporturnities undated Scope and Contents

A paper that attacks the affirmative action and equil opportunities on the University of North Texas Campus.