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Stone Cold Busted


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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Created in the fall of 1989, Stone Cold Busted was an alternative Haverford publication. It featured submissions which told of their author's feelings, rather than "over-intellectualizations." It was published at least through the end of 1990. Stone Cold Busted did not shy away from heavy topics, and their goal was to make sure Bi-Co students did not either. While originally a Haverford publication, Stone Cold Busted became a Bi-Co publication in their fifth issue. Stone Cold Busted distributed a special "Customs Week" issue in the fall of 1990 to incoming freshmen. This issue was slightly controversial as some upperclassmen believed the topics presented in Stone Cold Busted were too heavy for first-year students.

At its inception, Stone Cold Busted only received $288 from Students' Council, which led editor Carlo Cerruti to pay for issues three and four out of pocket, with the help of student donations. Stone Cold Busted accepted anonymous submissions under the idea that an anonymous author makes a work no less powerful. Anonymous authors can be found in all issues.

Stone Cold Busted published four issues in fall 1989 and six issues in 1990. They dealt with issues of structural racism at Haverford and issues around the Honor Code as well as abortion. In issue three, they presented a survey of campus, and responses were reported in the following issue. Other issues include accounts of rape on campus (told by the victim and the perpetrator), letters about gun violence, opinions on anti-semitism, thoughts about feminism and the role of "Havermen" on campus, as well as a plethora of musings on other heavy topics. Their final issue was split in half, one section as a "women's issue" and the other as a "men's issue." Submissions included essays, journal entries, letters, comics, illustrations, and poetry.

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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