Yearbook: Case Western Reserve

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Case Western has a selection of their yearbooks online, and this is another look at a swell set of online yearbooks. These yearbooks all represent years before Case Institute and Western Reserve combined powers to become Case Western Reserve, so some of the years have more than one yearbook. That also explains the variety of names that the Case Western Reserve yearbooks printed; there was Reserve (Western R.), Differential (Case), Nihon (Western), My Diary, Eos (Western R.), Polychronicon, and Lux. There are a few yearbooks for sister schools involved, but this is a great look at Case Western's history.

The years that are available online are, 1913, 1914, 1922, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1933, 1945, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1958, 1959, 1962, 1963.

These yearbooks give a nice look at a quaint early football club.

My only beef is the confusing system they use to download and view yearbooks. Each year from the Case Western Reserve yearbook list opens up to the school's online library catalog. That is just fine by me, but the active 856 MARC field only opens up to the expanded detail catalog page.

The link to each PDF is on the right side toolbar which looks something like this.

There shouldn't be any questions about where to find Case Western's online yearbooks nor should there be any doubts about my knowledge of X's and O's after that last photo.

Either way, use that knowledge to set adrift on past memories of Case Western Reserve.


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