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Documenting Pitt: The Courant

The University Courant, also called the Western University Courant and The Courant, was published by the Irving Literary Society of the Western University of Pennsylvania. It was published about every month during the school year.

The University Courant contains poems, articles and essays by students, professors and administrators and also reported on some University and local events.

From December 1905 to May 1906, the Editor-in-Chief of the Courant was Robert L. Vann, who was elected by a popluar vote of the student body after the unexpected departure of his predecessor. Vann went on to receive his Law Degree from Pitt, founded a successful practice, and was one of the founders and editor of the Pittsburgh Courier. The Vol. 21, no. 8 (May 1906) issue of the Courant has a photograph of Vann and the rest of the Courant Committee.

Documenting Pitt contains Volumes 2 through 25 covering 1888 to 1910. Some of these volumes have one or more individual issues missing.