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Digital Collections : Louisville Cardinal Newspapers

Louisville Cardinal Newspapers

About the Collection

The University of Louisville’s student newspaper has had a variety of names since it began publication on September 24, 1926. This first publication, the Cardinal News, ran for a single academic year, until June 3, 1927. Its successor, the U of L News, ran from 1928 until 1930. The Cardinal started in 1932 and since then has varied its title at times. Sometimes called the University of Louisville's Cardinal or simply Cardinal, it became The Louisville Cardinal in 1966, a title it retains today. The Cardinal – as it is more generally known – currently produces both print and web editions, providing a training ground for student-journalists.

The University Archives and Records Center, now part of Archives and Special Collections, began collecting The Cardinal in the 1970s. It is not a complete run; there are occasional gaps where issues have not survived. All issues through December 8, 1994 were microfilmed. The microfilm of the pre-1995 issues and hard copies of issues 1995-2013 were scanned, converted to PDF, and processed for optical character recognition by Creekside Digital. Current issues are available on the Cardinal's website.

Please be advised that these are historical newspapers and may contain images, languages, and themes that may be offensive to some viewers. The University of Louisville does not endorse the content of these items. However, they present an aspect of the cultural record that, if obscured, prevents us from most accurately understanding our collective history.

Acknowledgments

We are grateful to a David A. Jones, Jr. and Mary Gwen Wheeler, who provided the financial support for both the scanning and metadata creation.

Beverly Granger created metadata; Carrie Daniels served as project manager; Rachel Howard provided metadata and digitization advice; Terri Holtze designed the landing page; Dwayne Buttler provided legal advice; Tom Owen conceived the idea for the project, created the proposal, and made initial contact with the Cardinal.

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