The Athenaeum. (Atlanta, GA) 1898-1925



The Athenaeum.

Place of Publication:

Atlanta, GA

Geographic coverage:

  • Atlanta, Fulton county



Dates of publication:



  • Began in 1898?; ceased in 1925?


Monthly during the school year


  • English


  • African American universities and colleges--Georgia--Atlanta--Periodicals.
  • Atlanta (Ga.)--Newspapers.
  • Fulton County (Ga.)--Newspapers.
  • Georgia--Atlanta.
  • Georgia--Fulton County.


  • "Official organ of the Alumni and Alumnae and Students of Morehouse College and Spelman Seminary."--Vol. 19, no. 5 (March 1917), page [iv].
  • Appears to be continued by: The Maroon tiger.
  • Enumeration appears to begin over in 1924.
  • Latest issue consulted: Volume 1, number 5 (February 1925) (viewed April 19, 2019).





The Athenaeum. March 1, 1917


With its foundation in 1898, the Athenaeum became Morehouse College’s first student-led publication. By the 1920s, the paper was a joint-venture edited by students of Morehouse College and Spelman Seminary. The publication was the official organ of the alumni, alumnae, and students of Morehouse College and Spelman Seminary. Each editorial department of the newspaper had two editors; one from each institution. The paper published monthly during the school year and included poems, club activities, editorials, campus news, campus sports, and local advertisements. After the spring semester of 1924, Spelman Seminary was no longer associated with the Athenaeum. In 1925, the Athenaeum was discontinued after Morehouse College students founded the Maroon Tiger. The Maroon Tiger featured events calendars, campus news, editorials, and photographs accompanied by captions. The paper focused on matters concerning Morehouse College. By November of 1996 the Maroon Tiger had begun to publishing a quarterly supplement “to re-visit the tradition of the Afrikan griot by documenting the actions, traditions, iniquities and ideologies of the 21st century Morehouse man.” The Maroon Tiger continues today as a student-run publication at Morehouse College.