UNT: The First 50 Years : The Avesta


According to James L. Rogers, author of The Story of North Texas (2002), as the North Texas State Normal College reached “degree-granting status in the fall of 1916, the old Normal Journal seemed too much a relic of the precollege years, with its quaint mixture of news, stories, verse, and homilies.” The Normal Journal was discontinued and its content was divided into two new publications: Avesta, a quarterly literary journal, and The Campus Chat, a weekly newspaper. 

Avesta was published four times a year until the early 1950s, when it became a twice-yearly publication. Early Avestas feature mostly poetry and short stories, while later issues feature a wider range of genres, including non-fiction and visual art.