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The Grapurchat was the first school newspaper published from 1921 until 1978 when the name was changed to the Tartan.  "The first two syllables of the word Grapurchat are formed from the colors of the Normal School, [as Radford University was then called], GRAy and PURple. CHAT makes a very appropriate ending." (Volume 1 no. 1 p. 1 January 27, 1921).


To browse online issues of the Grapurchat, you can use the Summary Table, which shows all volumes of Grapurchat , and an Index that has highlights from many issues of the Grapurchat.  To find a specific item, use the brower's search feature and look for the key word.  To print an issue click on Print Issue in the date column. 


Visiting the Archives and Special Collections

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