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The Daily Orange Collection

An inventory of the collection at the Syracuse University Archives


Creator: The Daily Orange.
Title: The Daily Orange Collection
Dates: 1903-2018
Size: 23 boxes, 1 map case drawer, and 201 bound volumes (110 linear feet)
Abstract: Student publications The Daily Orange and the Summer Orange and materials related to the administration of those publications
Language: English
Repository: University Archives,
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Ave., Suite 600
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Historical Note

The Daily Orange is the longest running student publication on Syracuse University's campus. It was founded in 1903 and was the nineteenth college daily in the United States. From 1907 to 1934 The Daily Orange offices and presses were housed at the Orange Publishing Company Building. After The Daily Orange offices left this location they took up residence in a variety of locations on and near the Syracuse University campus. The Daily Orange became an independent newspaper in 1971 following budget cuts by the Student Finance Board. From 1926 to 2002 The Daily Orange also produced a special summer version of the paper called the Summer Orange. All content created in print and online is produced by Syracuse University students. The Daily Orange is still in production today. The paper produced four issues per week up until the fall of 2018 when they began producing three issues per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

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Scope and Content Note

The Daily Orange Collection consists of the publications The Daily Orange and the Summer Orange, as well as additional related materials. These materials span the years 1903 to 2018. This collection is arranged in three series:

The first series, The Daily Orange, consists of issues dated 1903 to 2018. Materials in this series are bound volumes of The Daily Orange, as well as unbound issues and special editions.

The second series, Subject files, features materials dated 1903 to 2003. Types of materials include correspondence, style guides, awards, and The Daily Orange constitution and history.

The third series, Summer Orange, consists of issues dated 1926 to 2002. This series features bound volumes of the Summer Orange as well as one unbound issue.

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Alternative Formats

The Daily Orange issues between 1903 and 2006 are available on microfilm.

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Access Restrictions

Due to their fragility, all original print issues of this collection are restricted.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from the Syracuse University Archives and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Related Material

This collection was separated from the Syracuse University Student Publications Reference Collection.

The University Archives holds the Syracuse University Student Publications Reference Collection. The University Archives also holds a clipping file about The Daily Orange. Photographs related to The Daily Orange are located in the Syracuse University Photograph Collection.

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Selected Search Terms


Syracuse University -- History.
Syracuse University.
The Daily Orange.

Associated Titles

Summer Orange.


College student newspapers and periodicals.
Student publications.
Higher education.

Types of material


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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

The Daily Orange Collection,
University Archives,
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Items in The Daily Orange Collection were acquired from several sources, including student organization offices and alumni. The Archives continues to collect The Daily Orange.

Processing Information

Loose editions of newspapers were flattened and placed into archival boxes. Some materials were refoldered.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Natalie Pace
Date: 2018
Revision history:

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The Daily Orange series and the Summer Orange series are arranged in chronological order. The Subject files series is arranged in alphabetical order.

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The Daily Orange
Bound volumes
Daily issues 1903-2010 (139 bound volumes)
Unbound issues
MC 8-5 Volume 1, issue 1 15 September 1903
Oversize 1 Daily issues 1907
Oversize 1 Special editions women's edition 1911
Oversize 2 Special editions women's edition 6 April 1913
Oversize 4 Daily issues 15 September 1913-8 January 1914
Oversize 5 Daily issues 9 January 1914-6 June 1914
Oversize 2 Special editions issue on paper produced by School of Forestry 11 December 1940
Oversize 2 Special editions pictorial 24 April 1953
Oversize 1 Special editions 108th commencement 1962
Oversize 1 Special editions frosh edition 8 August 1963
Oversize 1 Special editions President Johnson at Newhouse 5 August 1964
Oversize 1 Special editions battle of New Orleans 18 December 1964
Oversize 2 Special editions 75th anniversary 1978
Oversize 3 Special editions dome opening 19 September 1980
Oversize 3 Special editions a century at Syracuse University 26 January 2000
Oversize 6 Daily issues 18 January 2011-3 May 2011
Oversize 7 Daily issues 29 August 2011-8 December 2011
Oversize 8 Daily issues 16 January 2012-1 May 2012
Oversize 9 Daily issues 27 August 2012-2 December 2012
Oversize 10 Daily issues 14 January 2013-30 April 2013
Oversize 11 Daily issues 26 August 2013-5 December 2013
Oversize 12 Daily issues 13 January 2014-29 April 2014
Oversize 13 Daily issues 25 August 2014-4 December 2014
Oversize 14 Daily issues 12 January 2015-28 April 2015
Oversize 15 Daily issues 31 August 2015-10 December 2015
Oversize 16 Daily issues 19 January 2016-3 May 2016
Oversize 17 Daily issues August 2016-December 2016
Oversize 18 Daily issues January 2017-May 2017
Oversize 19 Daily issues 28 August 2017-7 December 2017
Oversize 20 Daily issues August 2017-December 2017
Oversize 21 Daily issues January 2018-May 2018
Oversize 22 Daily issues 27 August 2018-6 December 2018
Subject files
100 years of the daily orange's best stories 2003 (2 copies)
Box 1 Awards 1940-1954
Oversize 3 Awards from Associated Collegiate Press of NSPA 1938-1945
Box 1 Constitution undated
Box 1 Correspondence 1903-1955
Box 1 The Daily orange history 1930-1953
Box 1 Printed ephemera 1961-1985
Box 1 Style guides 1932
Summer Orange
Bound volumes
Summer orange 1926-1941 (15 bound volumes)
Summer orange 1943-1969 (27 bound volumes)
Summer orange 1976-1981 (3 bound volumes)
Summer orange 1984-2002 (15 bound volumes)
Unbound issues
Oversize 3 Summer orange 6 July 1931

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