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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: 1903-2023
Size: 133 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. The Daily Orange ceased physical publications partway through the spring semester in 2020 on account of the Syracuse University campus closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting in the fall of 2020, the paper began producing two issues per week on Mondays and Thursdays. In January of 2023, the paper began producing one issue per week on Thursday.

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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 2023. Issues of The Daily Orange between 1903 and 2006 are available on microfilm. Access to the microfilm can also be requested through the catalog record. Any misdated materials have been noted in the inventory. This collection is arranged in three series:

The first series, The Daily Orange, consists of issues dated 1903 to 2023. 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. The microfilm can be requested through the catalog record.

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Access Restrictions

Please note that the collection is housed off-site, and advance notice is required to allow time to have the materials brought to the Reading Room on campus.

Due to their fragility, all original print issues of this collection up to 2006 are restricted. Issues of The Daily Orange between 1903 and 2006 are available on microfilm.

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: June 2021 - Oversize 23-26 added (EMB); September 2021 - One item added to Box 1 (EMB); June 2023 - 13.5 linear feet of materials added (SS); January 2024 - 1.5 linear feet of materials added (SS)

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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)
Oversize 31 Volume 55 1957 September 26-1958 June 2 (second copy)
Oversize 32 Volume 56 1958 September 26-1959 May 15 (second copy)
Oversize 33 Volume 57 1959 September 24-1960 May 29 (second copy)
Oversize 34 Volume 58 1960 September 29-1961 June 3 (second copy)
Unbound issues
MC 8-5 Volume 1, issue 1 1903 September 15
Oversize 1 Daily issues 1907
Oversize 1 Special editions women's edition 1911
Oversize 2 Special editions women's edition 1913 April 6
Oversize 4 Daily issues 1913 September 15-1914 January 8
Oversize 5 Daily issues 1914 January 9-June 6
Box 1 Volume 23, issue 13 special noon edition front page 1916 May 2
Oversize 2 Special editions issue on paper produced by School of Forestry 1940 December 11
Oversize 2 Special editions pictorial 1953 April 24
Oversize 1 Special editions 108th commencement 1962
Oversize 1 Special editions frosh edition 1963 August 8
Oversize 1 Special editions President Johnson at Newhouse 1964 August 5
Oversize 1 Special editions battle of New Orleans 1964 December 18
Oversize 2 Special editions 75th anniversary 1978
Oversize 3 Special editions dome opening 1980 September 19
Oversize 3 Special editions a century at Syracuse University 2000 January 26
Oversize 6 Daily issues 2011 January 18-May 3
Oversize 7 Daily issues 2011 August 29-December 8
Oversize 8 Daily issues 2012 January 16-May 1
Oversize 9 Daily issues 2012 August 16-December 2
Oversize 10 Daily issues 2013 January 14-April 30
Oversize 11 Daily issues 2013 August 26-December 5
Oversize 12 Daily issues 2014 January 13-April 29
Oversize 13 Daily issues 2014 August 25-December 4
Oversize 14 Daily issues 2015 January 12-April 28
Oversize 15 Daily issues 2015 August 31-December 10
Oversize 16 Daily issues 2016 January 19-May 3
Oversize 17 Daily issues 2016 August-December
Oversize 18 Daily issues 2017 January-May
Oversize 19 Daily issues 2017 August 28-October 19
Oversize 20 Daily issues 2017 October 23-December 7
Oversize 21 Daily issues 2018 January-May
Oversize 22 Daily issues 2018 August 27-December 6
Misdated materials:
Wednesday August 30 should be Thursday August 30
Oversize 23 Daily issues 2019 January 14-April 29
Oversize 24 Daily issues 2019 August 26-December 5
Oversize 25 Daily issues 2020 January 13-March 12, 2020 August 17-November 11
Oversize 26 Daily issues 2021 February 8-May 13
Oversize 27 Daily issues 2021 August 30-2021 December 9
Oversize 28 Daily issues 2022 January 24-2022 May 5
Oversize 29 Daily issues 2022 August 22-2022 December 8
Misdated materials:
Thursday October 10 should be Monday October 10
Thursday October 17 should be Monday October 17
Oversize 30 Daily issues 2023 January 19-2023 April 27
Oversize 35 Daily issues 2023 August 31-2023 December 7
Misdated materials:
Thursday October 12 mislabeled as Thursday September 28
Thursday October 19 mislabeled as Thursday September 21
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 circa 1928-1990
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 1931 July 6

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