October 22, 2010 / News

William & Mary brings the yearbook online

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

The College of William & Mary announced this week that a project to bring the first 96 years of the school’s yearbook, the Colonial Echo, into an online archive is now complete.

All volumes of Colonial Echo from 1899-1995 have been digitized in full-color from cover to cover and are now available to the public.

Completion of such a yearbook archive project at William & Mary seems appropriate, since the school dubs itself the “second oldest college in the nation.”

“The Colonial Echo means a great deal to members of the William & Mary community, especially to our alumni and their descendants.  Having it available online makes it that much easier for alums to remember their happy College days or for children to discover how geeky–or cool–their parents or grandparents were back in the day,” Beatriz Hardy, interim dean of university libraries, told the school’s website.

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.