WCC Historical Archives Collection Finding Guides
Beginning publication as The Wayne Communiqué with an issue dated 25 Nov. 1968, the Wayne Community College (WCC) newspaper ceased publication from 1973 until 1988, then resumed continuous publication as The WCC Campus Voice with an issue dated 23 May 1988. With the 7 April 2006 issue, the newspaper’s name was changed again, becoming the Campus Voice. With the resignation of Ms. Winkie Lee as both the WCC journalism instructor and Campus Voice advisor in the Spring of 2008, publication of a WCC newspaper was again terminated indefinitely, with the last published issue dated 2 May 2008. The WCC newspaper has chronicled school news concerning academic achievements, administrative and curriculum changes, student government elections, clubs, fraternities, sororities, sports, traditions, campus construction, deaths of students or faculty, and graduation ceremonies; it has also covered community news from the city of Goldsboro, N.C. and Wayne County, including civic meetings or developments, major weather events, and important visitors; world and national news, including issues about the economy or health have also been mentioned, anything which might affect Wayne Community College.
The Renaissance is a literary magazine published each April or May since 1985 for the Wayne Community College (WCC) in Goldsboro, N.C. to showcase creative works by the institution’s students, faculty and staff. Contents include poetry, short stories, essays, black and white photographs and graphic art, as well as some original music scores. Issues of the Renaissance were first produced by the WCC Print Shop and plastic comb-bound as 8 ½ x 11 inch paperbacks from 1985 through 1999. Since 2000 the Renaissance has appeared as a saddle-stitched paperback, also measuring 8 ½ x 11 inches, produced by local professional printers, including Kornegay Printing and Accu-Copy of Goldsboro. As of March 2008, the WCC Historical Archives holdings of the Renaissance consist of all published volumes, numbered 1-25, produced each April or May from 1985 through 2009. The collection is on-going and will add new issues with each Spring publication. The collection is presently housed in four document storage boxes occupying approximately 1.25 linear feet in the archives area of the WCC Library.
The WCC student yearbook has been published annually under various titles at least since 1964, the known titles including Zodiac (1964-1965), Greenbriar (1966-1967), Teknik (1968), Insight (1969-1971 and 1973-1974), Getting Together (1972), and New Horizons (1985). Volume as well as year designations are given on the title pages for volumes I-VII (1964-1970), but it seems only year designations are given for any subsequent yearbook issues. One issue has no year or volume designation, but internal evidence, a photo of a student in a commemorative t-shirt emblazoned 1979, leads to a probable publication date of no earlier than 1979. It is unclear in exactly what year publication of the WCC student yearbook began or in what year it ceased. Contents of WCC student yearbooks consist chiefly of reproductions of black and white photographs of WCC students, staff and faculty engaged in various college and community activities, organizations, clubs, and events. By the late 1970s, but definitely by the issue for 1985, some color photographs are included, and some original, unattributed artwork is usually present in each volume. Also, of the archive holdings, only volumes for 1964 through 1971 include sections of studio portraits for the entire student body.