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Crimson Collection Edit


Finding Aid Author
Anthony Pietra
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  • 1968-2018 (Creation)


  • 11 Cubic Feet (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    The Florida Tech Crimson is a student-run newspaper. The collection includes 831 issues dating from the second issue in 1968 to the present.

  • Accruals

    Further accruals are expected

  • Arrangement

    The issues are organized chronologically. Most volume and issue numbers appear in chronological order until Volume 33. Following Volume 33, the order is primarily chronological with inconsistent volume and issue numbers.

  • Biographical / Historical

    The Florida Tech Crimson is a student-run newspaper with a faculty advisor. It initially called itself Florida Institute of Technology’s Crimson or F.I.T.’s Crimson until Volume 30, where it uses the name Florida Institute of Technology and Florida Tech interchangeably. Its slogan also goes through several changes over the run as well. The Crimson reports events, incidents, and opinions across the Florida Tech campus, dating back to as early as 1968. It won a Regional Mark of Excellence Award in 2014 by the Society of Professional Journalists. In the first two volumes, The Crimson was released monthly, but since then it has alternated between weekly and biweekly releases across varying timespans. Since 2007, it has been on a biweekly schedule.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research. Most issues present are in good, usable condition, however, some require additional care while handling. A list of the missing issues can be found by contacting the repository.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright for this collection is held by multiple authors. Photocopies, photographs, and scans of items in this collection may be made by users or by library staff on behalf of users for the following purposes: personal, research, scholarly, educational, and other nonprofit use. It is the responsibility of the user to abide by any and all applicable copyright laws in their use of material from the Harry P. Weber University Archives. Florida Tech is not responsible for any copyright infringement resulting from improper use of research copies or scans created by or provided to users. See Reproductions and Use Policy.

  • Existence and Location of Copies

    Copies of The Crimson ranging from 1997 to 2016 can be found in the Crimson Newspaper office.

  • Preferred Citation

    Florida Tech Crimson. Volume No., Issue No., date.” Florida Tech Crimson Collection, UA-FTC002. Harry P. Weber University Archives, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL.

  • Scope and Contents

    This collection consists of physical issues from The Florida Tech Crimson newspaper. This collection includes 831 issues, 1168 including copies. Approximately 27 issues are missing, as well as the entirety of 1996. Within this collection, occasionally a satire issue called Grinsom/Grimson was released, and the specific issues are noted in the container list. Special editions of The Crimson are noted, such as the Golden Anniversary and the Orientation Edition. A brief, two page commentary on The Crimson and stories not included in the main issues, released in 1994-1995 and labeled FIT Alternative can be found in this collection. Select issues of The Florida Tech Crimson are also available online at