November 16, 2009 / News

Purdue puts 122 editions of the yearbook online

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Thanks to many requests from alums and others looking for information dating back years, Purdue University decided to take 122 back editions of the school’s Debris yearbook and add them to the University’s Online Library collection.

The website that now holds all the back editions of the Debris includes a keyword search, so users can find old photos, or find the scores of old Purdue games.

This article from the Journal & Courier of West Lafayette, Ind., details the work that went in to getting the Purdue online yearbook archive created. Users can visit the archive site at http://earchives.lib.purdue.edu/about/debris.

Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for walsworthyearbooks.com and yearbookhelp.com, as well as a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a writer and editor for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 13 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.