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Harper Challenger Collection

Identifier: AC031

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of publications of the Harper Honors Society, published under the banners Honors Society Newsletter (1990-91), Epiphany (2000), and Challenger (1991-2012). Most of the newsletters are 8-12 pages in length and consist of a single signature stapled along the center fold. The publication’s content consists mostly of short magazine-style articles and interviews written by students relating to current events, honors society news, etc. Some issues contain letters or updates from faculty coordinators.


  • 1990-2012


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

The Challenger newsletter grew out of the Honors Society Newsletter (1990), which was originally co-published by faculty coordinators and honors students. This grew into a credit-bearing independent study for honors students who published the first issue titled Challenger in February/March 1991. The title was temporarily changed to Epiphany during the fall 2000 semester, and resumed under the banner of Challenger in 2001. Each semester, students published 3-4 issues of the newsletter. With the exception of an off and on column or letter from faculty coordinators, all content was created, formatted, and edited by students.


1.0 Linear Feet (2 letter size manuscript boxes)

Language of Materials



The Challenger is a student publication of Harper College, published by honors students participating in an independent study (IDS 290). The publication is published on an irregular basis, and many of the issues are have a broad theme such as technology or health.


The publication is arranged by publication date or estimated publication date where no date is indicated on the issue.

Harper Challenger Collection
Julia Olsen Spataro and Bridget T. Lerette
2018 May 25
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Repository Details

Part of the William Rainey Harper College Archives Repository

1200 W. Algonquin Road
Palatine IL 60067 United States