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The Boreal Budget


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

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The Boreal Budget was likely published one time as a precursor to the class of 1898's Class Day performance, a Haverford tradition that involved each class writing and performing a show for the rest of the student body. The satirical newspaper was possibly created or edited by Joseph Howell Haines, Francis Reeves Strawbridge, Joseph Wright Taylor, and Alfred Garrett Scattergood, as these students are listed as the Class Day Committee on Arrangements.

This collection contains four copies of The Boreal Budget, a newspaper-style publication depicting a fictitious trip to Dawson City taken by seven Haverford students enticed by the Klondike Gold Rush. Self-described as a "yellow journal", the newspaper includes an editorial about the Haverford students' arrival in Dawson City, a poem about Dawson City, a program for the class of 1898's Class Day performance, and some satirical obituaries and advertisements.

Arranged chronologically.

Processed by Maia Schwallie, completed January 2023.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Maia Schwallie
Finding Aid Date
January, 2023
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

The Boreal Budget, ca. 1898.
Box 1

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