Shurtleff College, a now-defunct institution, has yearbooks from 1911 to 1957 that the university has digitized and put online for free. While the university does not have every edition in that time frame, they have put together 37 years' worth.
The school ceased operating as Shurtleff College on June 30, 1957, when it became part of what is now called the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). Mary Rose, catalog and metadata librarian at SIUE, said the preservation aspect of digitizing is a huge positive to keeping parts of history alive. "Over time, paper will deteriorate," Rose said. "So there's that aspect, that the digital image will be kept intact forever."
The Shurtleff College yearbooks are available, along with the rest of the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine digital collections, at http://goo.gl/uPTnc.
You can read more in TheTelegraph.com at http://goo.gl/lmNYr.
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