Calling All Yearbooks!

September 27, 2013 | Sharon Alterman

Yearbooks are often kept forever by families that enjoy reminiscing. They are very revealing. Not only are they a snapshot of the times – featuring students’ various academic and recreational interests and activities, as well as fashion and hair styles; they speak to the individuals’ aspirations for the future.

If you have yearbooks that you feel comfortable donating, the Jewish Historical Society is a great repository. For a number of years, MJS has been collecting the books and they have developed a method of cataloguing that serves as a means of gaining information about individual students. The collection continues to grow, now housing more than 600 volumes, and multiple copies are needed as signatures often cover a photo.

The Society has stories to tell about their value. Sometimes families have no photographs of their family members from a certain era. For one young man, the only picture of his grandfather was found in his grandfather’s high school yearbook.

Please contact Marc Manson if you have books to donate or drop them off at the Federation Archives.

» Read the entire Shabbat Message from Friday, September 27, 2013

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