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Echo Records

Identifier: RG 5.15.1a

Scope and Content Description

Collection consists primarily of photographic negatives and some photographic prints. Topics include sports, campus events, parking, and new student orientation.

Materials were originally in binders by school year, with more recent negatives towards the front. Box 1, folder 44 contains instructions to the photo editor on how to use the photo morgue.

The Echo has existed since 1955, but this collection only covers from 1986 to 2001.


  • Creation: 1986-2001


Access Restrictions

Open for research without restrictions.

Use restrictions

Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the:
Ruth A. Haas Library
Archives and Special Collections
181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810
Phone: 203-837-8992

Biographical / Historical

The Echo has been the student newspaper of Western Connecticut State University since 1955. It is generally published weekly during the school year. It was preceded by The Supplement.

According to a 2008 copy of The Echo's constitution (found in box 28 folder 13 of the SGA Recrods collection), The Echo functions

... as a source of information, and through letters and commentaries as a medium, for the students, faculty, and administration of the University. It shall provide publicity for campus events and information aboubt on and off campus situations that are of interest to the student body.

According to this 2008 constitution, editors and writers were paid for their efforts.

At one point, The Echo had ~700 square feet of office space. They lost about 100 square feet to an elevator in 1987, then moved to a smaller office in 2019.


1 Linear Feet (1 box, 44 folders)

Language of Materials



The photographs and photographic negatives in this collection come from The Echo's 'Photo Morgue'. Some of these photographs were used in issues of The Echo, others were unused. They are kept in the original negative sheets. Some negative sheets have hand-written notes describing the subject, date, and photographer of the photographs. Other negative sheets are blank.


Materials are arranged by date. Undated materials are grouped by subject.


In 2019 The Echo moved to a smaller office. This resulted in less storage space. Audrey Redpath arranged to transfer the photo morgue of The Echo to the University Archives.

Related Materials

This collection does not include copies of The Echo. Copies of The Echo can be found in the Student Newspaper Collection at .

Some records regarding The Echo can be found in the collections Division of Student Affairs Records, Western Connecticut State University Photographs and Miscellanea, and Student Government Association Records.


Guide to The Echo Records
Stacy Haponik
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Western Connecticut State University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Haas Library
181 White St
Danbury 06810 USA US
203.837.8322 (Fax)