INFERNO

Inferno Cover from 1977INFERNO : the tumultuous 1970s and 1980s in the eyes of engaged Central students.

For fifteen years – between 1970 and 1985 – students at Central Connecticut State College published an independent magazine called INFERNO. The magazine reported on many issues important to CCSC students, from tuition, living conditions, academic affairs, political activities to athletic events. It covered state and national politics, with special attention to policies related to higher education. The young editors and journalists followed political, social and cultural trends, as well as providing a forum for discussions on hot topics of the times. The Vietnam War, feminism, and environmental problems were all debated in Inferno’s articles. Inferno attracted a group of talented artists who created a series of vivid and striking covers. Through the end of September some of them will be on display on the 2nd floor at the Elihu Burritt Library. The whole set of Inferno has been digitized and is accessible in Student Publications section of our Digital Collections (content.library.ccsu.edu). Check it out!

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