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The Whip

Identifier: HCL-003-060

Scope and Contents

This collection contains one issue of the Bi-Co literary magazine, The Whip. The Whip contains poetry, short stories, articles, and an extensive limerick section. The writing is mostly vulgar and/or erotic in nature, sometimes relying on sexist or homophobic tropes to create its humor. The goal of the magazine was to be lighter and less serious than a typical literary magazine. The Whip published at least two issues, though its goal was to publish multiple times a year.


  • Creation: 1969


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical / Historical

The Whip was a literary magazine produced by the Bi-Co student community. It contained poetry, prose, drama and also artistically written student papers. The Whip received some backlash for its vulgarity, namely a student brought the publication to the attention of Students’ Council, which barred the publication from receiving funding in the future. However, many students at the time viewed The Whip favorably, referring to it as the campus’s “porn mag.” The Whip was published at the same time as Arroy, a more traditional literary magazine. The two magazines spoke of each other favorably, referencing how the differences between the magazines complemented the other publication well.


0.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)




The Whip is a literary magazine produced by the Bi-Co student community.


The materials are arranged chronologically.

Related Materials

Arroy (HCL.003.024)

Processing Information

Processed by Alexa Horkava, completed September 2021. Additional description completed by Maia Schwallie, September 2022.

The Whip
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