Elon College Yearbooks Online

Do you have research interests in Alamance county? If so, you may be interested in knowing that Elon College now has their yearbook collection from 1913-2009 available online! The blog of the Belk Library at Elon College recently posted an announcement to their blog, Under the Oaks.

The collection is hosted at the Internet Archive and the interface is quite easy to use and navigate.  You can view the yearbooks online, or you can also download PDF versions of any edition for viewing on your own computer.  Both black & white and color versions are available.  There is even a beta Kindle version!

This is an absolutely wonderful resource if your research interests are around Elon. Your webmaster here applied to Elon for college too but ultimately decided to go elsewhere; imagine if I’d had! My picture would be here too!

A treasure trove of information is just waiting to be discovered in these books. For example, this is a picture of the Junior Class of 1913

Elon College: Junior Class 1913

The motto of the class was “Nihil nisi optimum” which means “nothing but the best is good enough.”

The class flower was the Violet, and the colors were Black & Gold.

The class members were:

S.S.  Myrick
C.C.  Johnson
M.S.  Revel
Grace Rollings
Bettie Ellis
J.F.  Morgan
Nina Pinnix
Ethel Barrett
Sallie Foster
Vera Gray

Anyone know who the young child may be?? I’m puzzled over that one :-)

A big hurrah to the team involved in making this available to researchers!

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