magazines and yearbooks
During Orange County State College's first
full year in operation, a college yearbook was published--the first of
five to be published before the yearbook format was abandoned in favor
of a magazine format. The page shows some of the early yearbooks
and magazines from Jim Drummond's collection, plus two photos of magazines
from the early 1970s.
This is the first OCSC yearbook, published by a small staff drawn from
a student body of only a few hundred upper divison students (the first
freshmen were not admitted until several years later).
This 1966 yearbook was apparently the last one ever published at Cal State
Fullerton. It was far larger than the earlier yearbooks, and it made
extensive use of color photography--something unusual in that era.
But it was expensive to publish and it did not appear until after most
students had left for the summer, factors that may have contributed to
the decision to go exclusively with the magazine format in later years.
This is one of the first campus feature magazines, and it bears the second
of this institution's four names: Orange State College. The
magazine had certain traits of a yearbook, including senior pictures in
the spring edition.
One of the notable features of this edition of Titan Illustrated
was the cover itself. Not only was it a color cover, but it also
showcased a field of flowers in the central quad.
By 1970, the prevailing mood on campus had changed, and so did the campus
magazine. Now called Iconoclast, it had a decidedly different
spirit than earlier feature magazines. One previous magazine had
offered an expensive, three-page, color centerfold of a Cal State Fullerton
woman in a swimsuit. This magazine was more oriented toward the larger
issues of war, peace and social justice.
By 1972, the name of the campus magazine had changed again, but its subject
matter still reflected the mood of that era.
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