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The only known copy of the satirical newspaper The Owl was published in January 1854. It is the oldest student publication of William & Mary in the holdings of the Special Collections Research Center in the Earl Gregg Swem Library. It is one of many William & Mary publications.

  • The Owl and 20th century news clippings about the publication.

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