July 15, 2011 / News

New Jersey library looking for yearbooks

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Did you graduate from high school in Jersey City, New Jersey?

If you did, then there’s a pretty good chance your yearbook photo is soon going to be part of a collection at the Jersey City Public Library, thanks to librarian Cynthia Harris.

As Harris told The Jersey Journal this week, she developed a love for yearbooks during her 25 years as a teacher. And now, she’s hunted down more than 600 yearbooks from the 19 schools that have existed in Jersey City for the historical collection in the library’s New Jersey Room.

Local student volunteers have even helped enter data about the yearbooks into a searchable database on the library’s website, jclibrary.org.

Evan Blackwell, CJE
Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Marketing Automation Specialist for Walsworth. He's been a writer, editor and web content specialist for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 14 years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.