This is week 22 of our Kansas sesquicentennial series, and as area high schools are preparing for graduation, we thought it would be appropriate to highlight our Yearbook collection. Yearbooks are a fantastic tool for anyone researching family history, or as time capsules for style, social trends, and local business history as seen through advertising. Parents and grandparents beware! That beehive hair-do and Jheri-curl might come back to haunt you.
Our yearbook collection in the Topeka Room (204) is great but we need your help to fill in the holes in the collection. Years currently needed to fill out our collection (we keep two copies: one on the shelf and one back-up): Assumption/Capital Catholic/Hayden: pre-1960, 1963-1967, 1969-1977, 1980, 1981, 1983-1991, 1993-1997, 1999-2010 Highland Park: 1916-1939, [...]