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Tusitala Anthology Highlights Student Literature Across the Ages
In existence since 1935, the anthology includes work from the first issue through the present, covering all areas of literature.
Tusitala, Teller of Tales: An Anthology was designed by Bryanna Tartt ’16 and Rachel Tenuta ’17 with curatorial help from Print and Digital Publishing students. It pays homage to past contributors and serves as a reminder of the spirit that animates the Lake Forest College experience.
“Working on this project was a great experience,” Tenuta said. “It was interesting to see from the introduction to the first edition in 1935 that students’ values then are similar to students’ values today: They wanted to bring literature and writing to students from students. It’s encouraging to see that vision has been carried out through all these years.”
Tartt believes the anthology shows how much Lake Forest College students value the magazine. “I hope the compilation of work can inspire future students to express themselves through the various media that Tusitala embraces,” she said.
In addition to the printed anthology, “Tusitala through the Years” was displayed in the Archives and Special Collections section of the Donnelley and Lee Library. The exhibit featured not only the current anthology, but a collection of archived editions, including the inaugural 1935 magazine.