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Point of View Collection

Identifier: SC007-POV

Scope and Contents

Point of View is the literary and visual arts magazine published by the students of Harper College. The art forms included vary by year, but generally included are: poetry, short stories, essays, photographs, and drawings.


  • 1970-2021


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Funded by Student Activities, Point of View is the Harper student literary-art magazine. Two students, who each manage one aspect of the book's production, edit the magazine. The literary editor engages a team of judges, directs them to choose the literary text, then prepares it for publication by editing and proofreading. The art editor also gathers a team of judges to select art work to be published. Then, s/he designs and pastes up the final book.

There are three cash awards of $100 each, which are now funded by the Harper College Foundation. The first of these, the Vivian Stewart Award for writing, is given in memory of an original Harper College public relations employee. The winner is chosen by the literary editor and judges. Another literary prize, the Point of View Award, is selected by an English faculty committee. The original grant for the award came from a gift given by the late Speech and Drama Professor, Robert Tysl. The Ray Mills Award for excellence in art it selected by the art editor and judges in honor of the late Harper board member who studied art at Harper for many years.


2.5 Linear Feet (5 letter size manuscript boxes)

Language of Materials



The collection is arranged chronologically.


Please be advised that the Point of View magazine may contain offensive language, images, themes, or other objectionable content. The publications document a time and place in history, serving as a portrayal of the social mindsets and occurrences of their time. These historical primary sources are a reminder that the need to educate for cultural sensitivity, and the challenge to deepen and expand equity and inclusion, is an ever-present one. William Rainey Harper College Archives does not endorse the content of these items and they do not reflect a contemporary understanding of Harper College’s core values and mission.

Point of View Collection
Bridget T. Lerette
2018 May 25
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the William Rainey Harper College Archives Repository

1200 W. Algonquin Road
Palatine IL 60067 United States