[New York City]: Stuyvesant High School, May 1939. Side-stapled volume, measuring 10.25 x 8 inches: 28. Original tan and red linocut printed wrappers, linocut illustrations throughout text. Shelfwear and some soiling to wrappers.
Inaugural number of a science journal written and illustrated by the students of New York City’s famously competitive Stuyvesant High School, who even in 1939 were resisting the pressure to specialize: “this is the purpose of STUYVE-SCIENCE: to broaden the interests of students of science, who may be growing narrow in their scientific outlook, and to unite the activities of all the clubs.” The articles consider a wide range of topics from a scientific perspective: poison gas, deep-sea diving, homing pigeons, baseball, television, and telepathy, among others. Illustrated with student linocuts, this first issue also includes book reviews (one on Eve Curie’s 1937 biography of her mother, Marie Curie), a round-up of club activities, and a list of curious and comic scientific facts. We have been unable to locate any other example of STUYVE-SCIENCE. A surprising survival.