In its 150 years, Geneseo has seen the rise and fall of a number of literary magazines. Publications such as The Experimentalist, Opus, and MiNT Magazine demonstrate the hard work of countless students while simultaneously offering a glimpse into Geneseo’s history. Although these magazines have been stored in the Special Collections in Milne Library, there is no digital repository of these magazines nor is their history widely known. This project seeks to correct that. Over this past year, I have been scanning and uploading old magazines to this project’s WordPress site: https://wp.geneseo.edu/litmagproject/. The intention is to make these magazines widely available so they can be viewed by students, alumni, faculty, and prospective students. In addition, I am researching the history of literary journals at Geneseo by studying these documents and interviewing alumni about their experiences as student editors. When this project is complete, the website should include a detailed history of each journal in addition to all the issues I have uploaded over the course of the year. With this digital repository, these old publications will have new life breathed into them, inspiring future Geneseo students to continue to create extraordinary literary journals.
"The Geneseo Literary Magazine Project,"
Proceedings of GREAT Day: Vol. 2021, Article 11.
Available at: https://knightscholar.geneseo.edu/proceedings-of-great-day/vol2021/iss1/11