This site is an ongoing project, the objective of which is to digitize all known surviving copies of the campus newspapers published at Bucknell Junior College, Wilkes College, and Wilkes University. This includes the Beacon and its predecessor, the Bison Stampede.
The Stampede had long been forgotten, but a copy was found in the papers of the late Norma Sangiuliano in 2005. Subsequently, a nearly complete run was found in the Bucknell University Archives and copies were graciously provided to Wilkes.
The Bucknell Archives has also been helpful in providing several missing copies of the Beacon prior to 1947.
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The majority of files at this website are extremely large, ranging between 5 and 15 megabytes each. Accordingly, users not having a high speed connection to the internet should have lots of patience while waiting for files to open.