This collection features digitized and born digital issues of the Aquinas, a news periodical published by students of the University of Scranton and its predecessor, St. Thomas College.
First published in January 1916, the Aquinas began as a monthly literary magazine. Early issues featured editorials, verses, and short stories in addition to college and alumni news. Between 1916 and 1919, June issues of the Aquinas also served as yearbooks. World War I limited the development of the Aquinas between 1917-1918, and in the fall of 1918, it was supplanted by a brief campus news pamphlet. Under the guidance of editor Frank O’Hara, the Aquinas re-emerged as an 8-page newspaper in 1924 (though none of these issues are extant) and finally returned to a 32-page magazine format in January 1925.
Beginning in 1931, the Aquinas settled into a large-format newspaper. Length and publication schedule have since varied over time—for example, the editors experimented briefly with a magazine format in 1971-1972 and 1972-1973—but in general issues have been published on a weekly basis when classes are in session. Most editions are designated with a volume and issue number; however, numbering was not always consistent.
Recent issues of the Aquinas, published to issuu.com, are added to this collection on a semesterly basis.