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All of the available issues of the College's student newspaper, The Sou'wester, have been uploaded to DLynx. The inaugural issue of the Sou’wester was published November 15, 1919 and has continued without interruption as a proud publishing tradition. From the beginning, the Sou’wester has been written and published by students as a forum for student expression, as a voice for free and open discussion of issues, and as an educational setting in which students can gain journalistic practice. The introductory editorial in the first issue states “[the College paper] is the most democratic institution a body of students can establish…[it] belongs to one group as much as the other, and enters into every activity known in the college.” The Sou’wester is not reviewed by College administrators prior to distribution. The College assumes no liability for the content of this official student publication and urges all student journalists to recognize that with editorial control comes responsibility, including the responsibility to follow professional journalism standards”. (In effect April 26, 2004. Dean of Students.) The newspaper started using all color images in the fall of 2011. Funding for the digitization and creation of the image database was made available by the Barret Library Administration.

Rhodes College owns the rights to the archival digital images in this repository. Images are made available for educational use only and may not be used for any non-educational or commercial purpose. Approved educational uses include private research and scholarship, teaching, and student projects. For additional information please contact Fees may apply.


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Sou'wester 1919 to 1929

"One of the best things that has been accomplished this year is the establishment of a weekly newspaper, 'The Sou'wester'." President Charles E. Diehl in his report to the Board of Directors in 1919.