Thanks to the work of Morris Library’s Special Collections Research Center (SCRC), anyone can view “a wealth of information about the growth of Southern Illinois University, the activities of its students, as well as writings by students,” says SCRC Director Pam Hackbart-Dean. “After selecting the year you would like to view, these yearbooks can be read either online, by PDF, or even on your Kindle.” Digitized through the University Archives and the CARLI Book Digitization program, the SIU student annual yearbooks available include the Sphinx (1899), Obelisk (1914-1973), and Obelisk II (1976-1987 and 2004-2005). Browse them at archive.org, and put Obelisk in the search box. To see all collections related to SIU, go to http://archive.org/details/southernillinoisunivcarbondale.
Posted by: Pam Hackbart-Dean | August 15, 2012