Updated to Include All Decades 1908-1998

By Tom Griffin

When a small group of UW alumni launched this magazine in June 1908, little did they know that their publication would mirror much of the American experience in the 20th century. Its pages speak not only of Husky Stadium or the "Quad," but of a World War I gas attack, the Summer of Love on "Hippie Hill," McCarthy-style hearings and the day the Nazis marched into Paris. The voices of Ernest Hemingway, Sarah Bernhardt, Charles Johnson, John F. Kennedy, Don James, Henry Suzzallo, Betty McDonald--and thousands of everyday alumni--fill its volumes. In honor of its 90th birthday, Columns presents this special Web edition of the article highlighting its first 90 years.


1930-39 1940-49

1950-59 1960-69

1970-79 1980-89


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