The inaugural issue of Iris (Fall 1980). At this early stage, the publication was intended to be a monthly one, and primarily featured announcements about events around Grounds.
Issue #2 (Winter 1980)
Issue #3 (Spring 1981). The characteristic black-and-white, almost woodcut illustration aesthetic and courier font of these early, low-budget issues would stand in contrast to more recent, highly colored and photographic ones.
Issue #4 (?). Over time, Iris expanded, from a newsletter announcing events around Grounds of interest to women, to a publication that incorporated an artistic and literary awareness. Early indications of that awareness are perceptible in the poem "The Female Centaur," which prefaces this issue.
Issue #5 (?)
Issue #6 (Spring 1982)
Issue #7 (Fall 1982)
In its first year of publication, Iris was primarily a newsletter announcing events around Grounds that addressed women's issues or were of interest to women. Less than a decade after the University began to admit women, these early issues serve the function of situating women within an intellectual culture that had, for two centuries, been exclusively male.