Fort Hays State’s Reveille Yearbook Archive Digitized and Online

The following teaser is from the August 8, 2017 Fort Hays University News:

The new digital version in Forsyth Library’s Scholars Repository is faster, friendlier, better looking & easier to search

08/08/17 – HAYS, Kansas: Complete issues of Fort Hays State University’s Reveille yearbooks – from the first in 1914 to the last in 2003 – are now online, freely available to the public in clean, crisp, fast-loading and searchable digital versions in Forsyth Library’s FHSU Scholars Repository.

The yearbooks are available through the Archives Online link from the Scholars Repository homepage, The Reveille collection is one of the first major collections to be transferred to the Scholars Repository by Elizabeth Chance, Forsyth’s new digital curation librarian. The Scholars Repository went live in January 2016.

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Flagler College of St. Augustine, Florida, Digitizes and Posts Over 1000 Archival Items

The following excerpt is from the Flagler College website.

More than 1,000 archival items, from yearbooks and college catalogs to historic and college photographs are now available to the public, thanks to a new digital archives project by the college’s Archives Specialist Jolene DuBray. These relics of the past — formerly viewable only during in-person visits — became available online May 5, during Alumni Weekend, when DuBray launched the project.

“With the new digital archives project, we’re starting out with a select portion of old photographs, yearbooks, FLARE magazines and course catalogs,” DuBray said. “There’s definitely been in increased interest in archives. I think that living in an historic town like St. Augustine is part of the appeal.”

To access the new digital visit here.

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Kent State Student Newspaper Now Digitized

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Print editions of The Daily Kent Stater are now available online, with full-text digital access to issues dating back to 1940.

Thanks to efforts from the University Libraries Department of Special Collections & Archives and the Digital Projects team, 9,397 issues of The Stater have been digitized.

The project to digitize old issues of The Stater began in 2011 under the direction of Cara Gilgenbach, head of Special Collections & Archives. Virginia Dressler, digital projects librarian, came on to the project in April 2014, and has since been helping see the effort through.

Read the full article.

Search or browse the Digital Archive.

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Student Blue Books and Handbooks for St. Mary’s School, Raleigh, NC Posted at DigitalNC

The following excerpt is from the DigitalNC blog:


DigitalNC is happy to host nearly 90 years of campus publications from our partner, Saint Mary’s School.

The Student Blue Books could be especially useful for genealogists or historians, as they document the names, activities, and some addresses of the students. The complete run of documents could also be useful for anyone studying change over time in education practices at girls schools.

Read the full article and click on the links to search and read the books.

60 Yearbooks from the Burke County [North Carolina] Public Library are now available on DigitalNC

Over 60 yearbooks from the Burke County Public Library are available on DigitalNC.

Genealogists with family in the area will want to take a look.

You can see browse all of the yearbooks. Books from the following high schools are now included:

Drexel High School: 1945, 1947- 1963
Glen Alpine High School: 1948, 1957, 1959, 1960-1964
Hildebran High School: 1943, 1949-1954, 1963
Morganton High School: 1943-1945, 1947-1966
Oak Hill High School: 1957, 1959-1966

Read all about it – with links – at the DigitalNC blog.

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Green River Community College of Auburn, Washington, Digitizes “The Current”


Finally – I get to post about a newspaper that pertains to me. I graduated from GRCC in 1984. I actually attended there in 1969, 1970, and 1981-1984. I went to school while working, quite often attending night classes. GRCC has digitized The Current, which is the school newspaper. This is exciting for me, as every now and then I have had a need to get historical information from the period when I went to school there. The following is from the Holman Library blog.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Green River College, Holman Library has developed a digital archive of the school newspaper, The Current. The collection contains scanned copies back to the first issue, which was published in the fall of 1965, up to 1999 or later. More recent issues are being added regularly.

Read the article.

Browse the Newspaper.

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University of Virginia Yearbooks & Photographs to Be Posted Online

The following excerpt is from a December 4, 2015 article posted at UVAToday.


While University of Virginia students are reviving the yearbook tradition on Grounds, the old copies of Corks & Curls will also be gaining a new life in cyberspace.

Local historian Coy Barefoot, author of “Thomas Jefferson on Leadership” and “The Corner: A History of Student Life at the University of Virginia,” is building the Corks & Curls Museum, a virtual repository exploring the history of the University and the annual student yearbook. The website is scheduled to go live in the spring.

“Launched in the spring of 1888 by an enterprising and creative group of students at the University of Virginia, the Corks & Curls yearbook documented the Virginia experience for well over a century,” Barefoot, who graduated from the University in 1992 with a master’s degree in anthropology, wrote in an email. “Corks & Curls showcased the talents of generations of student leaders ­– uniting teams of gifted writers, reporters, poets, photographers, artists and designers with skilled students of commerce.”

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Lamar University Newspapers 1933-2015 Posted Online

The following excerpt is from an article posted in the September 20, 2015 edition of The Examiner:


Since the introduction of digitization, archivists at museums and universities across the world have been able to increase access for interested viewers to sensitive and important materials by preserving digital copies available for viewing online. Lamar University’s John and Mary Gray Library is no exception.

This past year, university archivist Penny Clark, with assistance from Andy Coughlan, director of the University Press, worked diligently to digitize LU’s newspaper. From its early days as The Red Bird to today’s University Press, issues once available exclusively as physical copies can now be read online.

The library staff has also provided the digital files to the Portal to Texas History, a large digital archive that will expose new readers to the LU newspapers and website. The digitized copies can also be found in the library’s Special Collections section of its website where the archives are linked to at Search Digitized Collections. From there, one can browse for different editions and topics.

Although the collection covers papers from 1933 through today, Clark is still working to fill in gaps in its early record.

“We are missing newspapers from before 1933,” she said. “We know there was a publication as early as 1923 when the school started, and we would love to have those. Since the newspaper was distributed to so many people, we hope someone will recognize the value in old copies they may stumble upon.”

Readers can find 70 years of Lamar’s press at as well as through The Portal to Texas History at

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Digital Archive of Life at Mount Holyoke College in the Early 20th-Century


Mount Holyoke College, the liberal arts educational institution for women in South Hadley, Massachusetts, has debuted a new online digital archive of about 2,000 rare photographs. The collection documents life at the college from 1899 to 1939. The photographs include pictures of the campus and community and women in a wide variety of academic and extracurricular activities.

The images were taken by Asa Kinney, a professor of botany at the college during the period.

The digital archive may be accessed here.

The above excerpt is from WIA Report. Click here for the full article, and to view a video.

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Canadian Yearbooks Posted at

The following teaser is from a article written for the Waterloo Region Record by Olivia Carville:


Over a century of Canadian yearbooks, carrying more than one million historical records, have recently been uploaded to, the largest online family history resource in the world…

The high school and university yearbooks have come from all corners of Canada and range from the class of 1908 to the class of 2010, shedding light on the school stories of millions of Canadians.

Read the full article.

Click here to search the Canadian yearbooks at

Click here to search U.S. school yearbooks 1880-2012.

See the website for these databases. Note – members will be able to click through directly to the database with this link. Non-members will be redirected with the opportunity to join for a Free Trial period, or a full subscription. I am pleased to say that I have an affiliate relationship, and plan to keep it that way for a long time.

McGill University is Posting the McGill Daily 1911-2001 to the Internet Archive.

McGill University, in Montreal, is posting their student publications. The following teaser is from the July 16 McGill Library blog:


Last winter we were able to digitize over 50 rolls of microfilm containing over 9,000 issues of the McGill Daily. Starting with their very first issue from October 2nd, 1911 we are going to be spending the summer uploading just over 9,000 issues dating to 2001 to our new Internet Archive collection of McGill Student Publications. Check back often during the summer as we’ll be uploading a few hundred issues each day.

Read the full article.

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FamilySearch Adds Over 5.8 Million Indexed Records & Images for Australia, Canada, Hungary, Russia, South Africa, & the USA

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FamilySearch Logo 2014

FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 5.8 million indexed records and images for Australia, Canada, Hungary, Russia, South Africa, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 2,435,483 indexed records from the Canada Census, 1911 collection; 2,069,202 indexed records from the Australia, Queensland Cemetery Records, 1802–1990 collection; and 310,900 images from the Russia, Tula Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists), 1758–1895 collection. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at

Searchable historic records are made available on through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historical genealogical records online at

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Australia, Queensland Cemetery Records, 1802–1990 – 2,069,202 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Canada Census, 1911 – 2,435,483 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Canada, Newfoundland Census, 1921 – 218,865 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Canada, Nova Scotia Marriages, 1907–1932 – 66,106 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Canada, Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832–1888 – 20,262 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Hungary, Civil Registration, 1801–1980 – 170,900 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Russia, Tula Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists), 1758–1895 – 0 – 310,900 -Added images to an existing collection.

South Africa, Free State Dutch Reformed Church Records, 1848–1956 – 0 – 30,830 – Added images to an existing collection.

US, California, San Diego, Airplane Passenger and Crew Lists, 1929–1954 – 0 – 17,333 – New browsable image collection.

US, California, San Diego, Chinese Passenger and Crew Lists, 1905–1923 – 0 – 648 -Added images to an existing collection.

US, California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893–1953 – 225,314 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, Florida, Key West Passenger Lists, 1898–1945 – 7,931 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, Maine, Vital Records, 1670–1907 – 0 – 4,826 – Added images to an existing collection.

US, Minnesota, Baudette, Warroad, and International Falls Passenger Lists, 1910–1923 – 0 – 1,900 – New browsable image collection.

US, Montana, Beaverhead County Records, 1862–2009 – 551 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, New York, New York, Soundex to Passenger and Crew Lists, 1887–1921 – 0 – 5,799 – New browsable image collection.

US, North Dakota, Manifests of Immigrant Arrivals, 1910–1952 – 0 – 11,627 – New browsable image collection.

US, Ohio, County Marriages, 1789–2013 – 0 – 103,303 – Added images to an existing collection.

US, South Carolina, Confederate Home Records, 1909–1958 – 0 – 6,147 – New browsable image collection.

United States, Records of the Superintendent of Education and of the Division of Education, 1864–1879 – 0 – 162,191 – New browsable image collection.

110 Searchable Oregon State University Yearbooks Available Online

Steve and I are making a quick run down into Oregon tomorrow. Preparing for the trip got me to thinking about the yearbooks found at the Oregon State University website. The following is from the site.


The Oregon State University Yearbooks digital collection includes 110 yearbooks published by the students of Oregon State University, beginning with the 1894 Hayseed. Souvenir editions of the Barometer were published in June 1900 and June 1905. Continuous publication of the yearbook began in 1907 with the 1908 Orange. Ten years later, the yearbook title was changed to the Beaver and publication of annual volumes continued through 2014. In addition to portrait photographs of students, the yearbooks include photographs and information about student organizations, athletics, academics, and events and activities during a given academic year. This keyword-searchable digital collection is a major resource for study of Oregon State’s campus history and culture in the twentieth century.

Go to the Oregon State University Yearbooks Home Page.

Click here to read a detailed history of the yearbooks.

Click here to enter the digital yearbook collection.

Providence College (Providence, RI) Posts the Student Newspaper #Genealogy

Providence College, of Providence, Rhode Island, has digitized and posted “The Cowl.” The issues currently available on the website run from 1935 through 1979.

The following is from

Providence College’s student newspaper, The Cowl, began publication on November 16th, 1935. It has been published continuously each academic year since then, with the exception of two years in the 1940’s during World War II.

This digitization project began in 2009. Initial issues uploaded are from the 1960’s and 1970’s, as well as the newspaper’s inaugural year of 1935-1936. Each individual issue is fully text-searchable. In addition, you can search all issues via the search box located on the left side of this page. (To get to the “advanced search” option, just click on the SEARCH button, at left).

The project will continue until all issues have been processed and uploaded. Please continue to check back often to see additional material!

Look for your ancestors in The Cowl.

Thanks to ResearchBuzz for the heads-up.

Georgia State University Library Completes Digitization of “The Signal,” the Student Newspaper


Georgia State University Library announced the completion of the digitization of The Signal, Georgia State University’s student newspaper. The digitization included the previous incarnations titled The Technite, The Evening Signal, and The Junior Collegiate. Two Thousand One Hundred Thirty Five (2,135 issues) totaling 34,456 pages, were scanned, described with metadata, and uploaded to the library’s digital collections. Check it out.

Thanks to ResearchBuzz for the heads-up.