Penn History

University Magazine, 1875-1885

All Issues of the University Magazine

This exhibit was researched and written by Emily Kern, member of the College Class of 2012 and University Archives Summer Research Fellow, 2010

The first eight-page issue of the University Magazine was published November 1, 1875. It was founded by members of the Philomathean Society as Penn’s first student news publication as well as a literary journal. This magazine provided a faithful record of events at the University on a monthly, and later a semimonthly, basis. It laid the ground work for and then merged into the Pennsylvanian, the student newspaper begun as a University-wide endeavor in 1885 which continues today as the Daily Pennsylvanian.