Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Stet Literary Journal Now Available in the Digital Media Repository

The Ball State University Archives has recently digitized a new collection featuring the student literary publication Stet, a journal produced by the Ball State Department of English from 1939-1982 spotlighting students' creative writing including prose and poetry.  The journal was sponsored by the Sigma Tau Delta English honor society and was creatively printed on presses with support from the Department of Journalism.  The title Stet comes from a printers term (originally Latin for 'let it stand') which directs that a letter, word, or other matter marked for omission or correction is to be retained.

Stet provides a fascinating look into the literary output of past generations of Ball State students.  Works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry comprise the collection's 39 issues.  The publication accepted a wide variety of creative works with no set limits to subject matter or format.  Topics familiar to students of all generations including anxiety, love, family, and growing up are included in the journal's many works.

Altogether, Stet showcases the diversity of artistic passions and interests of Ball State students throughout an era famously known for constant change and development both on and off campus.

For more information about this collection, contact Ball State University Archives and Special Collections at or (765) 285-5078.

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