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Throwback Thursday: Literary Echoes

The 1904 editorial board of The Echo

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 23, 2017) — When William A. Milne became president of the New York State School in 1889 he made a deliberate effort to establish traditions that would create the institution's first “collegiate” life. The “school” became New York State Normal College in 1890, and UAlbany’s oldest traditions date from that time.

Oct 1907 UAlbany Echo

The October 1907 edition of The Echo

In 1892, students first published a monthly publication called The Echo, a combination literary magazine, newspaper and alumni magazine. It published information about student life and events, faculty life and projects, athletics and alumni news.

A regular column of “Alumni Notes” began in the November 1894 issue. After the creation of the State College News in the fall of 1916, The Echo remained the school’s student literary magazine and continued to carry faculty and alumni news until the creation of the Alumni Quarterly in 1919.

The Echo also continued to carry some student news, particularly items of interest to alumni/ae, until 1919 when it became a strictly literary magazine.

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