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Identifier: HCL-003-081

Scope and Contents

This collection contains two copies of the first edition of Muckquaker, a Haverford alternative newspaper. The Muckquaker published articles about life at Haverford, and some articles from this issue cover Haverford's endowment, issues with the Dining Center, Haverford's political divide, and a case of sexual assault on campus. The bottom of each page contains statistics from a light-hearted survey given to Haverford students. This issue also includes an explanation of "Who and what the hell is the Muckquaker?"


  • Creation: 2002 May 9

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use

Use Restrictions

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

Historical Note

The creation of the Muckquaker was inspired by a Collection speech given by Lucius Outlaw, a Haverford philosophy professor, in which he remarked that Haverford students were no longer willing to ask tough questions. The Muckquaker sought to ask these tough questions as well as provide Haverford with a community newspaper they could call exclusively their own. The Muckquaker recognized the importance of the Bi-College News but felt that because it was a united paper with Bryn Mawr, it did not adequately cover life at Haverford. The Muckquaker acknowledged the potential bias in their articles, but said they would not apologize to anyone who was offended. Instead, they would encourage them to write an article for the Muckquaker.


.01 linear ft. (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection contains two copies of the first edition of Muckquaker, a Haverford alternative newspaper.


Arranged chronologically.

Processing Information

Processed by Maia Schwallie, completed March 2023.

Maia Schwallie
March, 2023
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