Old yearbooks now available online

Jun 29, 2010

By Annmarie Ely

If you lost or never purchased your college yearbook you can now take a trip back in time with a few clicks of your mouse. Digital versions of the 1928 to 2009 DelVal yearbooks are available online.

"The library gets calls from people asking, ‘My grandfather went to the college in the '30s. Do you have any information about him?' Now we can say ‘you can see the information online," said Peter Kupersmith, college librarian. "We are so excited that our history is out there for DelVal family and friends to enjoy."

Internet Archive, a non-profit organization whose mission is to offer free access to society's cultural artifacts, is hosting the yearbooks.

To access the yearbooks, simply visit's Krauskopf Library website.

The digital yearbooks are part of the Mass Digitization Collaborative, a project underwritten by the Sloan Foundation that allows institutions of higher learning to electronically preserve documents related to campus history.

Lyrasis, an organization that fosters collaboration between libraries, was instrumental in making the project possible.