The Observer collection contains photographs, negatives, and newspaper clippings from 1969-1988. It also contains research files of the Observer staff such as bulletins, brochures, correspondence, interviews, legal documents (e.g., findings of fact, depositions), memorandum, newsletters, pamphlets, planning documents, and reports. The collection represents the activities of student journalistic research, photography, and publication. The Observer staff organized material by subject headings.
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