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Creator: Hezekiah Z. Solemnstyle, Editor; The Stoical Pen Yankers' Society, Michigan State Agricultural College
Subjects: Students, Student Activities
Description: The Bubble is the first-known student publication on the Michigan State campus. It was an outgrowth of a series of bulletins written during the previous term. It was published in 1868 by Frank S. Burton, Class of 1868. A total of seven issues of The Bubble were created.

The Bubble was intended to be a humorous look at campus life. As editor, Burton identified himself as "Hezekiah Z. Solemnstyle." The students who worked on The Bubble identified themselves as "The Stoical Pen Yankers' Society."

The Bubble contained short articles, poems, and notices of events around campus. There was substance to the articles, though their tone was often satirical or humorous. There were observations of lectures, books, and the evils of smoking. The publication also took great joy in insulting neighboring communities. After Burton graduated The Bubble ceased to exist. It would be 13 more years before another student publication appeared on campus.
Date: 1868
Format: Text/pdf
Original Format: Publication
Language: English
Rights Management: Educational use only, no other permissions given. Copyright to this resource is held by Michigan State University and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any format without written permission of the University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.
Contributing Institution: University Archives & Historical Collections; MATRIX
Relation: Serial 172
Contributor: MSU Archives and Historical Collections
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The Bubble; No. 01; May 30, 1868
The Bubble; No. 01; May 30, 1868
May 30, 1868
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The Bubble; No. 02; June 20, 1868
The Bubble; No. 02; June 20, 1868
June 20, 1868
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The Bubble; No. 03; July 18, 1868
The Bubble; No. 03; July 18, 1868
July 18, 1868
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The Bubble; No. 04; August 8, 1868
The Bubble; No. 04; August 8, 1868
August 8, 1868
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The Bubble; No. 05; August 29, 1868
The Bubble; No. 05; August 29, 1868
August 29, 1868
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The Bubble; No. 06; September 19, 1868
The Bubble; No. 06; September 19, 1868
September 19, 1868
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The Bubble; No. 07; October 23, 1868
The Bubble; No. 07; October 23, 1868
October 23, 1868
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