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Letters to the Editor of The Daily Dolphin


The Daily Dolphin was a student-led newspaper published by the College of the Albemarle's Dare County Center (located in Manteo, N.C.). The paper's editor was local resident Rocky Midgette, and articles were contributed by several College of the Albemarle students and community members. At least five issues of the paper were published between December 1986 and June 1987. The letters in this collection were written to the staff of The Daily Dolphin during the first year of its publication. Most letters are addressed to the newspaper's editor, Rocky Midgette, and many were published in the June 1987 issue of the paper.

Title

Letters to the Editor of The Daily Dolphin

Collection Number

PC.5146

Date(s)

December 1986-June 1987

Box 1
Language

English

Abstract

 The Daily Dolphin was a student-led newspaper published by the College of the Albemarle's Dare County Center (located in Manteo, N.C.). The paper's editor was local resident Rocky Midgette, and articles were contributed by several College of the Albemarle students and community members. At least five issues of the paper were published between December 1986 and June 1987. The letters in this collection were written to the staff of  The Daily Dolphin during the first year of its publication. Most letters are addressed to the newspaper's editor, Rocky Midgette, and many were published in the June 1987 issue of the paper.

Physical Location

5B3

Creator

Midgette, Rocky

Repository

Outer Banks History Center


Chronological.


Chronological.


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Processed by Samantha Crisp, May 2018.


 The Daily Dolphin was a student-led newspaper published by the College of the Albemarle's Dare County Center (located in Manteo, N.C.). The paper's editor was local resident Rocky Midgette, and articles were contributed by several College of the Albemarle students and community members, such as Sarah Spink Downing, Arty Tillett, Christopher Smith, and others, many of whom were also  Daily Dolphin staff members. The college published at least five issues between December 1986 and June 1987. The paper contained local interest articles, school news, political and religious opinion pieces, photographs, and local advertisements. It is unclear whether the paper continued to be published after the June 1987 issue; no additional issues or letters to the editor referencing further issues have survived, and Midgette appears to have transferred to Amherst College in Massachusetts for the 1987-1988 school year.


The letters in this collection were originally filed with PC.5276 Ephemera Collection.


[Identification of item], PC.5146, Letters to the Editor of The Daily Dolphin, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, NC, U.S.A


Immediate source of acquisition unknown.


The Daily Dolphin from Rocky Midgette (Ed.),(series 40617)


The letters in this collection were written to the staff of  The Daily Dolphin during the first year of its publication. Most letters are addressed to the newspaper's editor, Rocky Midgette. The first few letters (dated December 1986) were sent by College of the Albemarle faculty and staff congratulating the  Daily Dolphin staff on publishing the first issue of the newspaper. Several letters were written by Betty Jean Dupree of Florence, Alabama, who discovered the newspaper while living temporarily in Manteo. Dupree frequently includes poems with her letters. One critical letter, 3 June 1987, was written by a local gas station owner in response to an article complaining about the high cost of gas on the Outer Banks (Midgette responded to this letter in the June 1987 issue of the paper). Many of the letters in this collection were printed in the "Letters to the Editor" column of the June 1987 issue of  The Daily Dolphin.


  • College of the Albemarle
  • College of the Albemarle--History
  • College student newspapers and periodicals
  • Student newspapers and periodicals--North Carolina--Manteo
  • Manteo (N.C.)--History--20th century
  • Manteo (N.C.)--Newspapers