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Virginia Spectator papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG-23/9

Scope and Contents

Chiefly financial papers including a ledger, 1939-1940, loose bills and receipts, a certificate of incorporation, 1938, and a copy of the Constitution and By laws of the Jefferson Society indicating that the Spectator was a publication of the Society.


  • Creation: 1937-1942

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) are maintained by the University of Virginia. Permission to publish or reproduce materials in this collection must be secured from repository.

Biographical / Historical

The Virginia Spectator was a student-run newspaper that was sponsored by the Jefferson Society. The University of Virginia Magazine became the Virginia Spectator early in the 1935-1936 session. The Spectator was shut down in the 1950s by the president of the university due to obscenity but was revived briefly in the late 1960s.


1 Cubic Feet (2 document boxes)

Language of Materials


Virginia Spectator papers
Sadia Hossain
November 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States