A Century of The Penn Stater

October 28, 2010 at 8:43 am 2 comments

Our November-December issue is starting to hit mailboxes, and we’re already starting to get a few letters from readers who are enjoying the coverage of the magazine’s centennial. The new issue marks the 100th anniversary of the magazine, so we took that as an opportunity to showcase some Penn State history as seen in our pages over the past century.

One feature is essentially a photo essay of 100 years’ worth of magazine covers—everything from our very first issue (November 1910) to the wartime covers in the 1940s to a shot of Joe Paterno and Rip Engle (April 1966) to the classic elms cover (Nov-Dec 1997). You can click the opening spread above to see it larger. Big kudos to art director Carole Otypka and designer Jessie Knuth, who spent countless hours going through back issues and picking covers to spotlight (not to mention scanning the covers, cataloging them on a spreadsheet, etc.). Looking at the old covers is such a blast; if you want to see more, check out this photo album on our Facebook page.

We’d love to hear from you as to what you like or don’t like about the current issue, what Penn State memories it may have sparked, what Penn Stater covers stick out in your mind for better or for worse. Drop us a note in the comment box below, or send an e-mail to pennstater@psu.edu.

And if you don’t get The Penn Stater magazine regularly, we can help you remedy that: All you need to do is join the Alumni Association.

Tina Hay, editor

P.S. Our new issue got a nice mention yesterday on UMagazinology, a blog by Dale Keiger of Johns Hopkins magazine. Fun!

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