Normal Advance and Sycamore

Normal Advance

            1896 1897 1898 1899
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
1920 1921 1922 1923            

Sycamore

        1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993            

history

The earliest Indiana State student publications began with the Normal Advance in 1895.  The Advance operated as a monthly magazine with articles by the students and faculty on a variety of subjects including academic essays, poetry, event announcements, campus gossip, and sports scores.  The final issue of each academic year was dedicated to the graduating students of Indiana State and the issue printed photographs of many of the graduating students, faculty, and student organizations of the past year.

By February 1915, increased demand led the Normal Advance to increase publication to that of a weekly newspaper.  At the same time, a separate staff was dedicated to the production of an annual yearbook, still called the Normal Advance at the time.  The yearbook would continue to be known as the Normal Advance until being renamed the Sycamore in 1924 while the newspaper would also change its name in 1929 to The Indiana Statesman.

The Sycamore yearbook continued publication until 1993 when it was discontinued due to declining interest and increasing publication costs.

general note

Scans include each page of the monthly journal and the graduation special issue from 1895 through February 1915.  Thereafter, only scans of the annual yearbooks are provided. 

The links from 1896-1915 are dated from the graduation issue in the spring, but include the issues for the whole academic year, i.e. 1899 includes the issues from fall of 1898 through the graduation issue of 1899.

The above links will direct the user to the University Archives partner, Wabash Valley Visions & Voices.

conditions governing copies and use

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Requests for high resolution copies for publication must be approved by the University Archivist.