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The Asian Slant: Haverford's Militant Asian Magazine


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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The Asian Slant: Haverford's Militant Asian Magazine was founded in December 1994 by Sony Ta, Class of 1996, "editor, designer, writer, stapler." Sony Ta created the magazine after struggling to endure "the tattered state of political activism and diversity in the Bi-College community." Ta planned to imbue his publication with both "blatant and subtle humor." He noted that the publication's title is a play on the multiple meanings of the word "slant" as "an opinion, racist slang, and physical feature." It produced issues in 1994 and 1996; it is unclear if the magazine continued.

This collection contains two issues of the Asian-American magazine, The Asian Slant.The 1994 volume was produced completely by Sony Ta. The 1996 volume has a number of writers and contributors. Each issue contains news, poetry, art, essays, and stories. The first issue also contains a word search and an interview with an Asian-American alum. A 1997 call for submissions states that in regards to submissions "Anything goes: short stories, poetry, reflections, artwork,jokes, recipes/home remedies, etc."

Arranged chronologically.


Processed by Lauryn White and Sarah Horowitz, completed November 2020. Additional description completed by Maia Schwallie, November 2022.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Lauryn White, Sarah Horowitz, and Maia Schwallie
Finding Aid Date
November, 2020
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Collection Inventory

Box 1

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