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Clarion Literary Magazine

Westford Academy yearbooks, as we know them today, were first printed in 1936. Clarion, which was a kind of medieval trumpet synonymous with being “loud and clear,” was associated with WA yearbooks since that year. Clarion was also ascribed to a WA literary magazine from 1936. The three issues in the museum’s collection were themed Christmas, 1775 February, and Easter, with associated art on their covers. Each issue contains student writings, book reviews, sports reviews, and jokes. This magazine may be considered a distant forerunner to later WA publications such as the Ghostwriter.

From the Collection