The Perspective Collection
AC 043


Summary Information

McConnell Library Archives and Special Collections
The Perspective Collection
AC 043
Date [inclusive]
1 Linear feet
Physical Description

This collection consists of 27 issues of The Perspective, ranging in date from Oct 15, 1986 (Vol.1 #1) to Sept 26, 1990 (Vol.5 #2). The entire run of the newspapers consisted of approx 30 issues.

Located in locked compact shelving, level 1.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], The Perspective Collection, Special Collections, McConnell Library, Radford University, Radford, VA.

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Biographical/Historical Note

The Perspective was a bi-monthly newspaper produced by a group of Radford University students that "served Radford University and the surrounding community" from October 1986 until at least September 1990 (the end date of this publication is at this time unknown).  The newspaper covered a variety of issues from a conservative worldview including issues and stories concerning local matters, national and local politics, world events, environmental issues, social justice issues, health and welfare issues etc. 

Taken from Vol 1 #1, their Statement of Purpose reads in part:

“Welcome to The Perspective, a journal of conservative student opinion, serving Radford University and the surrounding community. The Perspective's purpose is to encourage thought and conversation on the important issues of our day." and "The Perspective is run by a group of undergraduates at Radford University."

Additional information provided in the first issue states in part: "The Perspective Inc., is an independent corporation not affiliated with any political party or other organization. The views contained herein are the views of the individual writers and not the necessarily the views of the The Perspective Incorpotated."



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Scope and Content

Collection consists of about 27 issues of The Perspective. The issues date from October 1986 to September 1990.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

McConnell Library Archives and Special Collections

McConnell Library
PO Box 6881
Radford, Virginia

Restrictions to Access

An appointment for research is required. The collection is open for research. No interlibrary loan.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The documents are available for free personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided the proper citation is used (e.g. McConnell Library Archives and Special Collections, Radford University, Radford VA).  Copyright is maintained by The Perspective, Inc., and any commercial use of the materials, without the written permission of the copyright holder, is prohibited.  Please refer to the McConnell Library Archives and Special Collections website for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

All materials were donated.


Further accruals may be coming but there are none scheduled.

Existence and Location of Originals

Archives and Special Collections, McConnell Library


Collection Inventory

Box 1.

The Perspective: Vol.1 #1,3-5; Vol.2 #1-12; Vol.3 #1-7; Vol.4 #1-2; Vol.5 #1-2