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Happy Thanksgiving from the New Bison magazine

Posted on: | by Scott Hollander |

The Bison was a humor magazine published by University of Buffalo students between 1913 and 1941. News items, poetry, and humorous stories filled the pages of this popular monthly publication. Many issues were considered theme numbers, and student artists created covers to announce the annual Freshman, Christmas, or Junior Prom numbers.

The early issues were called the University Bison, and, after publication was suspended for a year because of alleged “slanderous” material, the magazine resumed under the title of the New Bison. Publication ceased in 1941.

This cover is from the Thanksgiving issue published in November of 1934. It is part of the Bison Magazine Covers Digital Collection at the University at Buffalo Libraries.

Other Bison magazine covers are available for purchase on the Library Store at and make the perfect holiday gift.

Proceeds from the sale of prints directly benefit the continued University at Buffalo Libraries Digital Collections initiative.


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