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About the Collection: The alumni magazines, located in the Ohio University Archives, are by far the best comprehensive resource for exploring changes over time at Ohio University since 1893. Over the past years, stories in these magazines have kept alumni, administrators, faculty, staff, students, and other interested readers informed about current and past university building projects, special events, research successes, and exciting new methods in academic instruction. Student life, especially trends in enrollment, sports events, social movements, and student politics, as well as the university's plans for its future, have also been well documented within the pages of these magazines.

The alumni journal appeared under several titles over the years: Ohio University Bulletin (1893-1923), The Ohio Alumnus (1923-1970), Ohio University Alumni Journal (1970-1978), Ohio University Today (1978-1999), and Ohio Today (1999-). It continues to be published as Ohio Today (available here through 2001). The series also includes occasional special issues such as The Ohio University Alumnus Magazine, Alumni Directory, Special Report, and Report of Annual Giving.

Future additions: We hope to add Ohio Today issues from 2001 on, soon, as well as Ohio Women.

Access at Alden: Historical print copies can be viewed at the Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections. Modern print copies of Ohio Today (1999-) are available in the library stacks. See the catalog records for more information about the various titles: Ohio Alumnus, Ohio University Alumni Journal, Ohio University Today, and Ohio Today.

Access Online: through the Internet Archive.

Credits: The project to digitize Ohio University's alumni journals in 2009 was a joint undertaking between Ohio University Libraries and Ohio University Alumni Association

Collection contact: Bill Kimok, University Archivist and Records Manager, Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections, Ohio University Libraries.

Rights Statement: The alumni journals are a mixed-rights collection. Older issues tend to be in the public domain, and newer issues tend to be in copyright. Cornell University’s Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States chart is a handy resource for determining copyright status of published material.