Collection # DRT-240.3-001
GMA and WA Student Literary Magazines,
1964, 1970-1974, 1981-1996
A Sylvan Wind (1970), Sword and Chalice (1971-1974),
Silent Voices (1981-1996)
Main Entry: Student Publications
Volume: 40 Magazines
The first “official
literary magazine of Woodward Academy,” In A Sylvan Wind was published
in 1970. The faculty advisor was Cleo Hudson, who taught at Woodward
for over thirty years. Mrs. Hudson was also the advisor for the Sword
and Chalice in 1971. In 1981 a new literary magazine entitled
Silent Voices was inaugurated. The faculty advisor through
1996 was Carolyn Haldeman, a longtime English teacher. Increasingly,
the magazine came to include student art. In 1991 Chris Greenway,
Chairman of the Visual Arts Department, became the Art Editor.
Scope and Content:
in chronological order, the collection consists of forty magazines
of varying lengths and sizes, published annually by students,
1970-1971, 1981-1996. The first magazine, In A Sylvan
Wind, was the shortest publication (20 pages). Sword and
Chalice was the next shortest magazine (40 pages) and was
printed in-house in 1971. Silent Voices was published
continuously beginning in 1981. From 1981-1985 the magazine
was much longer, although the size remained the same. The
staff experimented with a variety of bindings, including brass
clips, plastic slides, and plastic spirals.
Silent Voices underwent a number of major changes, although
the basic size remained 8.5”x11”. Beginning in 1986, the
length of the magazine was significantly reduced and the printing
was done outside the school on glossy paper with staple binding.
Also, more original student drawings and photographs were included.
The new format won a number of awards from the Columbia Scholastic
Press Association and the National Scholatic Press Association,
as it continued to do nearly every year.
in 1992, the magazine began to vary in size (8.5”x9”) and emphasized
student art as much as literature. In 1994 it was subtitled
“Art and Literary Magazine,” although this was reversed in 1996.