February 18, 2010 / News

UNC preserving old yearbooks online

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

The University of North Carolina has begun a new project this year to preserve the memories captured in the school’s old yearbooks online.

The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, based out of the Wilson Library, is now storing digitized versions of old UNC yearbooks, the Hellenian and the Yackety Yack, from 1890 through 1966.

According to program coordinator Nick Graham, “the historic yearbooks provide an interesting window on student life over the years.”

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.