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Southern Quill Edit


UA 016
Finding Aid Author
Tracey O'Kelly
Finding Aid Date
October 2017
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard


  • 1951 – 2018 (Creation)


  • 3 Linear Feet (Whole)

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  • Preferred Citation

    Title & date, Collection number, Collection name, Dixie State University Special Collections & Archives. Title & date, UA 016 Southern Quill Collection, Dixie State University Special Collections & Archives.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Reproduction and use of the materials in this collection are subject to copyright law. Dixie State University Library Special Collections and Archives holds the copyright to unpublished material in the collection that is not in the public domain. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be obtained from the Special Collections Librarian and Archivist and a correct citation provided. A user may be asked to submit a "Request for one-time use of photocopies or reproductions" form in order to obtain reproductions.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open and freely available to researchers during Special Collection’s hours or by appointment.

  • Abstract

    This collection consists of the archival preservation copies of the Southern Quill’s short stories, art, or poems submitted and approved for publication.

  • Scope and Contents

    This archival preservation collection of the Southern Quill, the published periodical produced by the English Department at Dixie State University. Within the literary journals, are short stories, art, and poetry submitted and approved for publication by students and local community members from 1951 to the current school year. This collection will continue to grow as new Southern Quill are published.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Published annually, the Southern Quill is the English Department’s student-edited literary magazine. The Southern Quill has a class that produces the journal as a final project. In circulation since 1950, the journal features poetry, short stories, and artwork produced by Dixie State University student and welcomes material from writers and artists who live in Washington County. The editorial staff of the Southern Quill administers the Annie Atkin Tanner Memorial Poetry Award, as well, a prize given to student poets for outstanding work.

    Established in 1972 by Dr. Vasco M. Tanner to honor his wife Annie, the Tanner Fund awards three scholarships each year to poets who attend Dixie State University. All poems submitted to the Southern Quill by DSU students receive consideration for the awards. To determine scholarship winners, the editorial staff carefully reviews and evaluates every poem that is submitted to the Quill. The Tanner family determines the first, second, and third place winners.

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  • Arrangement

    The archival preservation collection is arranged chronologically by date. The Southern Quill is also searchable in the book catalog and a copy of the Southern Quill from 1980-2015 can be found in the general book collection. An access copy of the Southern Quill from 1951-2017 is available in Special Collections. If only one copy for a year exists, it is held with the archival collection for preservation purposes.