Digitized Yearbooks Available

This month UDM Libraries/Instructional Design Studio is pleased to announce the release of three School of Dentistry Yearbooks (1998, 1999, and 2003) into the digital archives.  The release of the final two digitized Tower Yearbooks in July marked the end of that portion of the collection.  The yearbook collection, however, will continue to add publications from the Dental and Law Schools as they become available.

The Dental School yearbooks offer a unique view of this specialized education.  Included in each book are pages of images from current news and events which help the reader travel back to a particular time and place.  The reader can say “Ah, yes, I remember when Ozzie Osbourn had his own reality show!”  Although it doesn’t seem that long ago, looking back through the glossy pages of these Dental School yearbooks allows the viewer an intimate peek at how the fashion, the state of the world, and even the campus has changed in such a relatively short period of time.  You might see some familiar faces here; and you might gain some insight into how the past creates the future.  They may look different, but students were basically the same then as they are now: fun loving, intelligent, and eager for “great things.”

To view this and other digital collections, please visit the “Special Collections” link on the Library home page.