Saturday, July 12, 2014

Look What I Found

Maybe it's been there all along, but I sure didn't see it until a day or so ago.

It's a digital collection of almost ALL of the Snips and Cuts annuals, ever printed!

The first one was published in 1909, before Central was even called Central!


And guess who it's dedicated to....

Charlotte North Carolina High School Yearbooks

These are a variety of  Charlotte NCHigh School yearbooks for Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. If your ancestor attended high school during the years of 1909-1962 in Charlotte North Carolina then the following yearbooks may have a photograph of them. This is part of a collection of free yearbooks being scanned and placed online by the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. Yearbooks provide a window into student life. From sports teams to clubs, fashions to hairstyles, these volumes document the changing attitudes and culture of students year by year.
The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center is a statewide digitization and digital publishing programhoused in the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina at New Bern. The Digital Heritage Center works with cultural heritage institutions across North Carolina to digitize and publish historic materials online. The Digital Heritage Center provides libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and other cultural heritage institutions with the opportunity to promote and increase access to their collections through digitization.

You will, no doubt, notice that the only annual that has our class in it is the 1952 Snips and Cuts.
It seems to me that it is very strange indeed that this organization was able to find as many annuals as they did including the 1909 version, but was unable to locate a copy of the 1953 and 1954 versions.

 Weird, huh?
Well, anyway, here's the LINK.