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RAP magazine collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA-012

Scope and Contents

This collection contains three issues of RAP magazine dating from March 1970 to May 1970.


  • Creation: 1970-03 - 1970-05

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Ball State University Libraries make every reasonable effort to provide accurate information regarding the copyright status of materials held by Archives and Special Collections. Patrons may scan items or request a reproduction of one or more items in the collection; however, it is the responsibility of the patron to evaluate whether or not the intended use complies with copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

RAP magazine was published as a supplement to the Daily News in the Spring of 1970. The ideology behind RAP was for the students to create a commentary on politics and art similar to the style of national publications, such as The New Republic or Ramparts. Issues explored in the magazine included: psychological counseling, student protests, race relations, university policies, pollution, homosexuality, drugs, and politics.

The first issue of the magazine was released in March of 1970, but the publication soon went out of circulation due to a lack of funding. During its brief run, RAP magazine and its contributors received several awards, including first place and honorable mention in the Best Critical Essay division at the 1971 Indiana Collegiate Press Association (ICPA) convention.

"The opinions expressed in RAP are those of the authors and editors of RAP and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Ball State University, its administration, faculty or students. Published as a supplement to the Ball State Daily News, RAP does not necessarily represent the views of the Student Publications Committee of the Daily News."


0.1 Cubic Feet (1 thin archival letter box)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Related Materials

RAP magazine was published as a supplement to The Ball State Daily News, which can be found on the Digital Media Repository or in collection RG.01.02.05: The Ball State Daily News, The Ball State News, and The Easterner newspapers.

UA Restructuring

Issues were pulled from RG.14.06.01 and RG.10.13.09 to create the UA.012 collection.

Rap magazine collection
Mindy Shull
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Repository Details

Part of the Ball State University Archives Repository

Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA