UNC-Chapel Hill Yearbooks Online

Earlier this month I posted about Elon College’s online collection of yeabooks;  in this post, I’d like to share the fact that UNC-Chapel Hill Library has a collection of their yearbooks, the Yackety Yack,  online at the Internet Archive.  Browsing through the yearbooks can be informative, seeing the pictures of the students and their class photos.  The Yackety Yack has some interesting art in it as well.

Commencement Artwork from 1901 Yackety Yack

The oldest one currently on the site is the 1901 yearbook, the first issue with that name, previously, it was called the Hellenian.   The senior class have a variety of information written about them, from their hometown to the activities & organizations in which they participate.   I was pleasantly surprised too seeing early in the yearbook the name of a person in a family that I’ve been helping another researcher learn more about – the Picot’s of Washington & Halifax counties.  On the Board of Trustees is listed Dr. Louis Julien Picot.

1901 UNC Board of Trustees

As is par for the course for texts at the Internet Archive, you can either browse these online or download them in a variety of file formats (even Kindle!).

The years of the Hellenian available include:  1890 | 1891 | 1892 | 18931894 | 1895 | 1896 | 1897 | 1898 | 1899 | 1900

The years of Yackety Yack include:  1901 | 1902 | 1903 | 1904 |19051906 | 19071908 | 1909 | 19111910 |1912 | 19131914 | 191519161917 | 1918 | 1919 | 1920 1921 | 1922 | 1923 | 19241925 | 1926 | 1927 | 192819291930 1931 1932 | 1933 | 19341935 | 1936 |  1937 | 1938 |1939 | 1940 | 1941 | 194219431944 | 19451946 | 1947 | 194819491950 | 19511952 | 1953 | 1954 | 1956 |1957 |1958 |1959 | 1960

Update: more years do indeed seem to be coming in since I originally posted.  I’ll add links here as they become available:  1961 | 1962 | 1963

This collection represents just a small portion of the many books that UNC makes available at the Internet Archive.  What started out as a one-year experiment seems to be going strong.

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