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MS-272

 

TOMAHAWK BEAT, Piqua High School Student Newspaper

 

INTRODUCTION

 

Tomahawk Beat was a publication produced by students in the Piqua High School English Department.  The first issue was produced in February 1997 and continued until the end of the 2000-2001 school year.  Advertising was sold to support the publication of the paper.   Tomahawk Beat was revived in October 2004 and continued to 2006 as a part of the Art Department.  It was published without advertising.  Tomahawk Beat was published in the tabloid format on newsprint paper by The Piqua Daily Call. The following is quoted from the statement of “Editorial policy” found on page 12 of the March 1997 issue:

 

Tomahawk Beat is a publication by the students of Piqua High School.  It also recognizes parents, administration, faculty, and the surrounding community.

Tomahawk Beat was created to inform readers about the community, school, major events (local and global), and the effects these issues have on us as students.

Tomahawk Beat is an open forum to allow individuals to discuss concerns and/or problems which they may face.

Tomahawk Beat hopes to inform, persuade and entertain its readers.

Tomahawk Beat will not publish any story without its first being reviewed and edited by the editorial board and the adviser.  We will not publish any article which is perceived as obscene, disruptive, or an invasion of one’s privacy.  All staff who participates in the production of Tomahawk Beat will be expected to follow all rules pertaining to proper journalistic skills and ethics.  Staff members and contributing individuals of Tomahawk Beat will take all responsibility for all their writing, photography, and any errors which they may contain.

 

The collection is the property of the Piqua Public Library Archives and Special Collections and is available to library patrons without restrictions.  The collection is housed in a single Hollinger box containing 36 files.  The collection is divided into series by years since volume numbers and issue numbers tend to be inconsistent.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

 

TOMAHAWK BEAT, Piqua High School Student Newspaper is divided into the following eight series by years:

 

            SERIES I:  1997 – Box 1, Files 1-6

            SERIES II:  1998 – Box 1, Files 7-12

            SERIES III:  1999 – Box 1, Files 13-19

            SERIES IV:  2000 – Box 1, Files 22-24

            SERIES V:  2001 – Box 1, Files 25-27

            SERIES VI:  2004 – Box 1, Files 28-29

            SERIES VII:  2005 – Box 1, Files 30-33

            SERIES VIII:  2006 – Box 1, Files 34-36

 

CONTAINER LIST

 

BOX 1

 

SERIES I:  1997

 

File      1          Volume 1, No. 2 – March 1997

            2          Volume 1, No. 3 – April 1997

            3          Volume 1, No. 4 – May 1997

            4          Volume 2, No. 1 – October 1997

            5          Volume 2, No. 1 – November 1997

            6          Volume 2, No. 3 – December 1997

 

SERIES II:  1998

 

File      7          Volume 2, No. 4 – February 1998

            8          Volume 2, No. 6 – April 1998 – April Fools Day issue

            9          Volume 2, No. 8 – May 1998 – 2 sections

            10        Volume 3, No. 1 – October 1998

            11        Volume 3, No. 2 – November 6, 1998

            12        Volume 3, No. 3 – December 22, 1998

 

SERIES III:  1999

 

File      13        Volume 3, No. 4 – February 4, 1999

            14        Volume 3, No. 5 – March 4, 1999

            15        Volume 3, No. 6 – April 5, 1999

            16        Volume 3, No. 7 – May 1999 – 2 sections

            17        Volume 4, No. 1 – October 8, 1999

            18        Volume 4, No. 2 – November 11, 1999

            19        Volume 4, No. 3 – December 17, 1999

 

SERIES IV:  2000

 

File      20        Volume 4, No. 4 – February 40, 2000

            21        Volume 4, No. 5 – March 17, 2000

            22        Volume 4, No. 7 – June 7, 2000 – 2 sections

            23        Volume 5, No. 1 – October 5, 2000

            24        Volume 5, No. 1 – November 2000

 

SERIES V:  2001

 

File      25        Volume 5, No. 4 – February 15, 2001

            26        Volume 5, No. 5 – March 15, 2001

            27        Volume 5, No. 6 – April 12, 2001

 

SERIES VI:  2004

 

File      28        Volume 1, No. 1 – October 2004

            29        Volume 1, No. 2 – December 2004

 

SERIES VII:  2005

 

File      30        Volume 1, No. 3 – April 2005

            31        Volume 1, No. 4 – May 2005

            32        Volume 2, No. 1 – September 2005

            33        Volume 2, No. 2 – October 2005

 

SERIES VIII:  2006

 

File      34        Volume 2, No. 3 – Spring 2006

            35        Volume 2, No. 5 – May 2006

            36        Volume 2, No. 1 – October 2006