Digital NC: List of Public North Carolina African American High Schools Enhances Efforts at Preserving Their History

Digital NC: List of Public North Carolina African American High Schools Enhances Efforts at Preserving Their History. “We help cultural heritage institutions scan high school yearbooks. To date we’ve added over 8,200 to DigitalNC. Less than 5% come from African American high schools*…. To highlight the rarity of these yearbooks and to possibly help locate more, we’ve created a list of the names and locations of all of the public African American high schools compiled from the North Carolina Educational Directory around the time that the schools were desegregated.”

Project Update: Razorback Yearbook Digitization (University of Arkansas)

University of Arkansas: Project Update: Razorback Yearbook Digitization. “Last year, the University Libraries raised funds to digitize every University of Arkansas yearbook, from the original Cardinal to the current Razorback. Thanks to project donors, volumes from 1879-1949 are now available online…. At this time, 51 volumes have been digitized into 15,055 single, fully searchable scans. The project will include 119 volumes in 45,000 single scans in total.”

Indigenous Digital Archive: Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe Indian School, and Private Collector Share Rare Indian School Yearbooks

Indigenous Digital Archive: Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe Indian School, and Private Collector Share Rare Indian School Yearbooks . “They’re so rare that even specialists in yearbooks have been unable to get their hands on them. Today, however, two rare collections of yearbooks and related ephemera from 1914-2017, showing student life at the Santa Fe Indian Industrial School, its successor the Santa Fe Indian School, and the Albuquerque Indian School are shared online with the public for a rare glimpse of the histories of government Indian Schools in New Mexico, and the transition of these schools to tribal community control.”

Richmond Mag: Undergraduate Catalog

Richmond Mag: Undergraduate Catalog . “In February, a group of Richmond activists started a crowdfunding project that raised $7,000 to pay students at historically black colleges and universities $25 an hour to look through Virginia yearbooks and create an archive of offensive images. The effort follows the controversy involving a photo on Gov. Ralph Northam’s 1984 medical school yearbook page depicting a person in blackface and another person in a Ku Klux Klan costume. It wasn’t just blackface in the yearbooks, students learned.”

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh: 75-plus years of UWO student life chronicled in digitized yearbook collection

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh: 75-plus years of UWO student life chronicled in digitized yearbook collection. “Alumni, faculty, staff and students can get a glimpse of days gone by on campus by exploring a new digitized collection of The Quiver, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s yearbook published from 1897 to 1974. The new online collection—completed by Polk Library’s University Archives in partnership with Recollection Wisconsin and hosted by Milwaukee Public Library—includes nearly 15,700 pages.”

VirginiaFirst: Hollins University restores digital yearbook collection, adds “notice on content”

VirginiaFirst: Hollins University restores digital yearbook collection, adds “notice on content” . “Hollins University has restored their digital archive to include all copies of their yearbook. Hollins University’s yearbook, The Spinster, was published between 1898-2013 and in 2016. Some issues contained instances of ‘blackface’, which resulted in some of the issues being pulled from the digital archive.”

The Daily Progress: Archivists group criticizes Hollins for removing yearbooks from digital archive

The Daily Progress: Archivists group criticizes Hollins for removing yearbooks from digital archive. “A national group of archivists is urging Hollins University to immediately restore its full online collection of old campus yearbooks. The appeal, issued Wednesday, comes one day after the university announced that it was temporarily pulling four annals from its digital archives after an internal review found instances of blackface and other offensive imagery.”