Eastern's Yearbooks now Digitized

Eastern's Yearbooks now Digitized

EKU's Special Collections and Archives, in collaboration with Lyrasis and Internet Archive, just completed digitizing its entire collection of yearbooks (1896 – 2010).  Yearbooks scanned include those from Central University, the founding college on Eastern’s campus.  This project also involved digitization of most course catalogs (1920-2011) and other volumes relating to the history of the university, such as the Alumnus Magazine, Three Decades of Progress andFive Decades of Progress.  The campus student literary magazines, Belles Lettres and Aurora were also digitized (1935-1997).  All publications are full text searchable and can be found by visiting Encompass, the university’s institutional repository. 

Photo at right: Cited in 1966 for their dedication to the award-winning student publications of Eastern are four editors who have a combined service record of thirteen years. From the top are: Gerald Maerz, editor-in-chief of the Eastern Progress; Norris Miles, managing editor of the Progress; Linda Ward and Kem Manion, co-editors of the 1966 Milestone.