Ski-U-Mah (magazine)

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One of the first issues of Ski-U-Mah, from December 1929.

Ski-U-Mah (pronounced sky-you-ma), was the college humor magazine of the University of Minnesota[1] (and named for a U. of M. sports cheer) from about early 1920s to 1950. The magazine was affiliated to the Sigma Delta Chi fraternity in the university.[2] It was modeled on Harvard Lampoon.[3]

Its most prominent writer was Max Shulman,[4] who later wrote the stories that became the television program The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.


  1. ^ Douglass K. Daniel (3 December 2009). Harry Reasoner: A Life in the News. University of Texas Press. p. 22. ISBN 978-0-292-78236-5. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  2. ^ C. L. Sonnichsen (2000). Ten Texas Feuds. UNM Press. p. 10. ISBN 978-0-8263-2299-9. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  3. ^ R. Dixon Smith (1 January 1985). Lost in the Rentharpian Hills: Spanning the Decades with Carl Jacobi. Popular Press. p. 9. ISBN 978-0-87972-287-6. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Shulman, Max". American National Biography Online. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  • Shulman, Max, Max Shulman's Guided Tour of Campus Humor, Hanover House, Garden City, New York, 1955.