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Student Newspapers

Identifier: BCC-002

Scope and Contents

The Sidney Silverman Library Archive collection of student newspapers contains copies from 1968 to the present. The earliest copy of the student newspaper in the collection is an issue of “The Monitor” from December 1968. There are several gaps in the collection, mainly in the late 1960s and early 1970s. There are multiple copies of many issues.


  • Creation: 1968 - present


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

“The Torch” is the student newspaper of Bergen Community College. Bergen Community College was founded in 1965, and the newspaper began publication in 1968. Since its inception, the newspaper has undergone several title changes. The student newspaper was first titled “The Monitor” until 1976 when it became “The Bergen Monitor,” retitled “The Monitor” in 1993, then back to “The Bergen Monitor” until 1995 when the newspaper’s name was changed to its present title, “The Torch.” The newspaper’s content is created and published by students under the supervision of a faculty advisor.


10 Linear Feet (10 flat boxes)

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The Student Newspapers Collection contains copies of the BCC student newspaper from 1968 to the present.


The student newspapers are arranged chronologically.

Related Materials

The Student Newspapers Digital Collection contains digitized copies of the BCC student newspaper. Online publications of “The Torch” from 2006-present can be found at Torch Online

Guide to the Student Newspapers
Created by Nicholas Jackson, revised by Kim Reamer
August 2013, revised August 2014, April 2015
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Bergen Community College Archives Repository

Bergen Community College
Sidney Silverman Library, Room L-317
400 Paramus Road
Paramus NJ 07652 USA