Published for only a few years in the early 1930s, the Chapel Hill literary magazine Contempo managed to attract national attention. Former UNC students Milton Abernethy and Anthony Buttitta founded the magazine and began to solicit contributions from well-known authors. They published works by William Faulkner, Ezra Pound, and William Carlos Williams, among many others. The magazine's December 1931 issue drew controversy for including Langston Hughes's poem "Christ in Alabama." The publication coincided with Hughes's visit to campus for a talk in Memorial Hall.

Date Established: 1931

Date Range: 1931 – 1934