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Orthodox Oracle


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.

Overview and metadata sections

Orthodox Oracle is a student satirical newspaper. The tagline for Orthodox Oracle was "The Good - The True - The Beautiful." A disclaimer regarding the Editorial Board reminds readers that "Editorials in the Oracle do not necessarily represent the opinion of any one particular group in the vicinity, in fact, often times, they represent nothing at all." It is unclear if there were additional issues of the publication.

The collection contains one issue of a Haverford student satirical newspaper from 1945. The issue included fake news articles, photographs, and fake advertisements. Many of the pieces satirized life at Haverford.

The material is arranged chronologically.

Processed by Alexa Horkava, completed October 2021. Additional description completed by Maia Schwallie, December 2022.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Alexa Horkava and Maia Schwallie
Finding Aid Date
October, 2021
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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