The Gadfly Records
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of print copies of the Gadfly dating from 1962-1972 as well as correspondence and miscellaneous papers.
- 1962-1972, undated
- Other: Date acquired: 03/09/2004
- Gadfly (Organization)
0.80 Linear Feet
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open to researchers without restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Old Dominion University Libraries.
Biographical or Historical Information
The Gadfly was a student literary magazine published between the years 1962 and 1972 at Old Dominion College. It featured artwork, poetry, satire, essays and photography by students, for students. There was no set format, each issue was different than the last, with one issue the size of a poster,with its mascot, the gadfly on the front. Their motto, found on the inside front cover of each issue reads as such:
"I am the Gadfly which God has attached to the state, and all day long and in all places am always fastening upon you, arousing and persuading and reproaching you."--Plato
Throughout its run, The Gadfly featured articles and poetry that pushed the envelope and created tension between the administration and the students who felt that their freedom of speech and publication was being censored.
Note written by Special Collections Staff
Language of Materials
The Gadfly was a student literary magazine published between the years 1962 to 1972 at Old Dominion College.
The collection is organized into three series: Series I: The Gadfly; Series II: Correspondence; and Series III: Miscellaneous.
Source of Acquisition
Dr. James McNally
Method of Acquisition
- A Guide to The Gadfly Records
- Special Collections Staff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.