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Patricia W. & J. Douglas Perry Library
The Gadfly was a student literary magazine published between the years 1961 to 1972 at Old Dominion College. It featured artwork, poetry, satire, essays and photography by students, for students. There was no set format, each issue was different than the last, with one issue the size of a poster,with its mascot, the gadfly on the front. Their motto, found on the inside front cover of each issue reads as such:
"I am the Gadfly which God has attached to the state, and all day long and in all places am always fastening upon you, arousning and persuading and reproaching you."--Plato
Throughout its run, The Gadfly featured articles and poetry that pushed the envelope and created tension between the administration and the students who felt that their freedom of speech and publication was being censored.
The issues of The Gadfly, dating from 1962 to 1972, correspondence and miscellaneous papers.
Gift of Dr. James McNally
The collection is open to researchers without restrictions. Questions about literary property rights should be directed to the Special Collections Librarian.
2.5 linear feet, 6 Document Cases
Folder 1 Volume 1, no.1- December 1962
Folder1 Volume 8, no. 1
Folder 1 Correspondence 1965 to 1967
Folder 1 Miscellaneous