Analysis of the ’30s Rambler


For my senior project, I wanted to find out how political and social issues were covered in issues of The Rambler from past decades. When I began with the oldest archives, dating to 1931, I hoped to find students grappling with sexism, racism, the world wars, and the Great Depression. Instead, I discovered that during the ’30s the paper was principally a venue for gossip, announcements, and endless discussions of what so-and-so wore to this dance or to this trip to the ski lodge.

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