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Students of Haverford Inter-Toilet Publication

Identifier: HCL-003-041

Scope and Contents

This collection contains five regular issues and three special plenary issues of the humor magazine Students of Haverford Inter-Toilet Publication (S.H.I.T.). Each issue contains satirical commentary on current events in Haverford and the wider world. This publication was bi-weekly and strived to help Haverford students take a break from rigorous academic schedules and “lighten up a bit.”


  • 1997


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Biographical / Historical

Students of Haverford Inter-Toilet Publication (S.H.I.T.) was a biweekly newsletter intended to provide "fun-filled useless procrastination." S.H.I.T. first appeared in the 1995-1996 school year, when it was posted in the bathroom stalls of Barclay and Gummere. While this posting site helped the publication find its name, this appearance of S.H.I.T. was short-lived. In Fall 1997, S.H.I.T. was revived by Elliot Targum ‘99 and Jon McCandlish ‘99. Issues were originally distributed in the Dining Center, but the editors later sought to transition to a subscription service to minimize DC distribution. Students could subscribe by email for free and receive a copy of S.H.I.T. in their Haverford mailbox. By issue 5, S.H.I.T. had 190 subscribers. Special issues were also distributed at plenary.


.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)




A humor newsletter.


Arranged chronologically

Processing Information

Processed by Lauryn White and Sarah Horowitz, completed November 2020. Additional description completed by Maia Schwallie, September 2022.

Students of Haverford Inter-Toilet Publication
Lauryn White, Sarah Horowitz, and Maia Schwallie
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