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In 1916, the first issue of the Old Gold and Black was published in Wake County, North Carolina. Over the years some of Wake Forest's most distinguished alumni began their careers writing for the newspaper.

  • W.J. Cash, author of The Mind of the South, served as editor of the newspaper while an undergraduate at Wake Forest.
  • Gerald Johnson, author, columnist and editorial writer for the Baltimore Sun, was on the staff while attending Wake Forest.
  • Al Hunt, the executive Washington editor for the Wall Street Journal, also cut his teeth at the Old Gold and Black.

This site makes available all the archived issues of the Old Gold and Black from the beginning through the year 2018.

We Need Your Help

The Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections & Archives is seeking issues of the January 9, 1970 issue of the Old Gold and Black newspaper. The University Archives has a near complete run of the OGB but is missing this issue. If you have this issue or any information, please contact archives@wfu.edu.