In 2009, the Fontbonne University Archives received a grant from Fontbonne Community Connection (FCC) to digitize the 1926-1946 issues of The Font, the Fontbonne College newspaper. FCC is a women's giving circle that funds projects proposed by Fontbonne staff, faculty, students, and student organizations. The grant proposals are a compilation of goals and dreams that are a priority but are beyond the scope of a current year's budget. We thank them for making access to these issues a possibility!
In 2011, the Archives received a second grant from FCC to digitize the 1946-1963 issues of The Font and index all issues from 1926 through 1963. We thank them again for their generous support.
In 2013, the Archives received its third grant from the FCC to complete this project, which resulted in the digitization of the final issues (1963-1968). This FCC grant also includes indexing of the last five years. The entire run of The Font is now accessible for future generations, and we cannot thank the FCC enough for making this dream a reality and for recognizing the value in preserving this important part of Fontbonne’s history. Thank you FCC!
You can also browse or search a comprehensive index of the complete Font archives HERE. The current pdf copy does not include links, but you can use your keyboard (CONTROL+F or APPLE+F) to search or browse more efficiently.
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these .pdf files. Enjoy!
Five Decades of Fontbonne History!
Published between October 1926 and May 1968, The Font takes us on a fascinating journey through more than forty years of Fontbonne's history. You can browse or search issues for glimpses into myriad aspects of campus life over the years.
At least one issue was published each year with the following exceptions:
Explore academic, social, and political changes across five decades. Track trends in fashion, drama, art, and local advertising. Follow regular features like ''The Swivel Chair' and Vox Studenti. Enjoy the oddities and humor of 'Cry Havoc' and 'Freeda Fontbonne'. Or simply sit back and be inspired by the intelligence and whimsy of this evolving group of amazing writers and editors.