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Yearbooks in Digital Commons

Just in time for alumni weekend, past yearbooks are now available in the Digital Commons. First published as The Normal Light under the State Female Normal School, The Virginian became the the yearbook for Longwood College, later, Longwood University, in Farmville, Virginia. The Virginian was not published for the following years: 1919, 1984-1986, 1992, 1997-2003, 2008.

They have been available through the Internet Archive for some time, but now can be found in the Digital Commons. Can you find your friends? Your parents? Your teachers? http://digitalcommons.longwood.edu/yearbooks/

Yearbook Digitization Project

In an effort to make Greenwood Library’s archival materials more accessible to the public and as an outreach to our alumni, the Library is participating in a mass digitization collaborative made possible through a Sloan Foundation Grant. Lyrasis, a regional non-profit membership organization serving libraries, is coordinating the project in partnership with Internet Archive, a non-profit building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. The Library’s digitization project includes Longwood’s yearbooks dated 1898 and titled Normal Light, through the Virginian, 2006. Each yearbook is searchable, can be viewed online, printed, or downloaded onto an e-reader such as the kindle. Choose a year, type in a name, and find a photo of a Longwood friend. Also included are the student publications the Normal Record, 1897, through Gyre, 1975. Soon to be added will be the student newspaper, The Rotunda, from 1920 through 2006. The collections are available at: http://www.archive.org/details/longwooduniversity. Click on “Browse by Subject/Keywords” and choose yearbooks or student publications. For more information, contact Pat Howe: howepa@longwood.edu or Lydia Williams: williamslc@longwood.edu.