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Can you help complete our Courier Archive?

The Courier, Newcastle University’s student newspaper, has been read, produced and cherished by generations of graduates. A new online archive of the newspaper will launch later this year – but first we need your help!

Graduates and members of the public will soon be able to browse, read and search old issues of The Courier. In doing so, users can relive their time at Newcastle and explore the University's past.

The digital archive will also appeal to local historians. For almost 70 years, The Courier has reported news and events both in the University and the city. The collection also documents advances in journalism over several decades.

Get involved

Some issues continue to elude our researchers, so we're asking alumni to get involved!

Ian Johnson, Head of Special Collections and Archives explained: “The project is nearing completion but we're still hunting for a small number of issues. If anyone has any of the missing issues, we would be interested to hear from them.

“Every edition of The Courier covers a chapter of the University or the city's history. It is exciting to see what these missing editions will contain. Some of the features and reports they'll contain will also be valued and enjoyed by fellow graduates. We want this resource to be as comprehensive as possible for all of our alumni.”

As the project nears its final stages, graduates are being asked if they have any of the missing copies from their time at Newcastle. If you own any of the issues below please contact advancement@ncl.ac.uk.

Missing Issues by Decade:

1950s:
Vol 4, No. 4 (between 11 December 1951 (No.3) - 22 January 2952 (No. 5))
Vol 7, No. 2 (between 14 October 1954 (No.1) - 11 November 1954 (No.3))

1960s:
Vol 13, No. 9 (between 9 October 1960 (No. 8) - 2 November 1960 (No. 10))
No. 19, 26 November 1964
No. 84, 7 March 1968

1970s:
No. 451, 6 or 13 Jan 1971

1990s:
No. 834, 7 February 1991
No. 908, 26 January 1995
No. 909, 2 February 1995
No. 910, 9 February 1995
No. 911, 16 February 1995
No. 912, 23 February 1995
No. 913, 2 March 1995
No. 918, 25 May or 5 October 1995
No. 937, 9 May 1996
No. 989, 13 January 1999
No. 990, 20 January 1999

2000s:
No. 1092, 11 May or 20 September 2004
No. 1111 – 1113, between 3 May (No. 1110) - 17 October 2005 (No. 1112)
No. 1128 – 1132, between 20 March (No. 1127) - 1 September 2006 (No. 1133)
No. 1155, 15 October 2007
No. 1173, between 7 July (No. 1172) - 13 October 2008 (No. 1174)
No. 1200, 23 November 2009

2010s:
No. 1232 – 1234, between 16 May (No. 1231) - 17 October 2011 (No. 1234)
No. 1252 – 1254, between 7 May (No. 1252) - 22 October 2012 (No. 1255)
No. 1057, 5 November 2012
No. 1073 – 1074, between 13 May (No. 1072) - 14 October 2013 (No. 1075)
No. 1290, between 17 March (No. 1289) - 6 May 2014 (No. 1291)
No. 1294, between 7 July 2014 (No. 1293) - 13 October 2014 (No. 1295)

Selection of Courier newspapers

published on: 2 March 2016