Flying Petrel

About the Collection

This online collection features The Flying Petrel alumni publication.The Flying Petrel was published several times a year by the National Alumni Association of Oglethorpe University. The 1956 – 1971 editions of the newsletter were digitized.

1950s Flying Petrel

Click on a cover below.

November 1956
March 1957
July 1957
October 1957
January 1958
April 1958
July 1958
October 1958
January 1959
April 1959
July 1959
October 1959

1960s Flying Petrel

Click on a cover below. The 1968 editions of The Flying Petrel were not digitized because they exceeded scanner-size limitations.

January 1960
April 1960
July 1960
October 1960
January 1961
April 1961
July 1961
October 1961
January 1962
April 1962
July 1962
October 1962
January 1963
April 1963
Summer 1963
October 1963
January 1964
March 1964
Spring 1964
Summer 1964
Fall 1964
Spring 1965
Summer 1965
Winter 1965
December 1965
January 1966
February 1966
March 1966
April 1966
May 1966
June – July 1966
May 1967
September 1967
November 1967
January 1969
February 1969
March 1969
November 1969

1970s Flying Petrel

The 1970 – 1971 editions of The Flying Petrel were digitized.

January 1970
March 1970
April 1970
May 1970
October 1970
December 1970
April 1971


Viewing Recommendations

Once you select a Flying Petrel, an Internet Archive page will open, featuring the item. The important links for viewing the item are on the upper-left hand side of the page.

We recommend selecting “Read Online” (in the upper left-hand side of the page). If you select Read Online, you can “flip” the pages by clicking on them.

Each Flying Petrel is full-text searchable (you can search by names, event, etc.). The search feature is not 100% accurate, however, so please also browse through the pages.

If you would like to download or print the item, select the PDF version once the Internet Archive page opens.

Copyright Information

The digital collections presented on the Library website are owned, held, or licensed by Oglethorpe University and are available for free personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that ownership of the materials is properly cited. Any commercial use of the materials, without the written permission of the Philip Weltner Library of Oglethorpe University, is strictly prohibited. If you need additional information about copyright and use of a specific digital collection created at Oglethorpe, please refer to the specific webpage and item of that digital collection. Oglethorpe University is not, under any circumstances, responsible for the unauthorized use or redistribution of digital collections found on this website. For copyright permissions, send an email to the director of the library.

Collection Background

This project, which brings access to a number of campus publications, was carried out by the Oglethorpe University departments of Development, Alumni Relations, University Communications, and University Archives.

The collections feature selected editions of University publications, including the Yamacraw yearbooks (1920 – 2008), course bulletins (1916 – 1942, 1965 – 2012), theCarillon (2004 – 2010), the Flying Petrel (1956 – 1971), and a few editions of the Stormy Petrel (1993 – 1994). The original documents are available from the University Archives, housed in the Philip Weltner Library.

This project was made possible by LYRASIS and supported in part through a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The collection is hosted by Internet Archive.