This collection consists primarily of records relating to running the newspaper: correspondence, budgets, material relating to a search for a faculty adviser for student publications, notes from meetings. It also contains records relating specifically to Murray v. University of Louisville, around the April 13, 1979 satirical issue.
Tom Murray was editor of the Cardinal for the 1978-1979 academic year. In keeping with a tradition of "April Fools" issues, April 13, 1979 issue was satirical in nature. The University administration asked that Murray apologize for some of the content; when he refused, he was removed from office. He subsequently filed suit on the grounds that his free speech rights had been impinged. The court found in his favor. Murray continued to write prolifically after graduation.
Tom Murray Cardinal newspaper records, 2018_100. University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections. https://archivescatalog.library.louisville.edu/repositories/2/resources/452 Accessed November 27, 2020.