About Ohio University Student Newspapers
The Student Newspapers collection currently contains full-text searchable issues from 1999-2011 of the Post, Ohio University's student newspaper. The precursor to the Post, the Green and White, is scheduled to be added in fall 2015. Additional issues of the Post will be added in increments after that.
About the Post
The Ohio University Post began publication as Ohio University’s preeminent student newspaper in 1939, succeeding the Green and White which had begun in 1911. Touting itself as “a new paper streamlined and creamlined to keep in step with . . . the latest developments in news production,” the Post was issued on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays until the 1960s when it added Wednesdays to its publication schedule.
The Summer Post
From its beginning, the Post has served as a learning and practicing laboratory for aspiring Ohio University journalism students—several of whom went on to distinguish themselves in the field. As a chronology of Ohio University-related events, ranging from administration news and political and social events on campus to Ohio University sports and entertainment, the Post has also been an invaluable source for our researchers near and far.
Recognizing the Post’s enduring historical value, Ohio University Archives and University Libraries have for decades preserved the Post and have made it available to readers and researchers in bound and microfilmed format. However, despite a very helpful index for the newspaper throughout most of its years from 1939 through 1995, the newspaper’s presence in these formats has limited access of the Post to only those readers and researchers who could make the trip to Athens to view the newspaper in person. Moreover, the lack of a reliable index for the period between 1955 and 1961 and between 1995 and the present, has also limited the Post’s value and potential as a resource for those specific periods. Therefore, this digitized version of the Post will offer researchers a wonderful opportunity to begin to explore Ohio University life and history through the words and images of Ohio University’s most consistently reliable historic resource.
Searching the Post