Ever wonder what courses were required for voice majors in 1953? Looking for articles written by your mom when she was a Maroon staff writer in 1982? Or do you just want to see what Harry Connick Jr. was up to as a college freshman at Loyola in 1986?
You can find all these things, and more, thanks to the recent digitization activities by the Monroe Library’s Special Collections and Archives.
A partnership with the Lyrasis Mass Digitization Collaborative through funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation enabled the digitization of 62 editions of the Wolf Yearbook ranging from 1924-2007, and 499 bulletins (also known as course catalogs) from 1886 (when what we know now as Loyola was called College of the Immaculate Conception) to 2006. The Monroe Library also hopes to digitize all editions of the school newspaper, the Maroon, but must raise enough money to do so. In the meantime, in preparation for the university’s Centennial celebration beginning in 2012, Maroon issues from 1972-73, 1982-83, 1992-93, and 2002-03 have been digitized and added to Loyola’s collection at the Louisiana Digital Library.
All of the digitized items are searchable and can be downloaded in full, or you can save individual pages as JPEGs.
Watch a video tutorial on how to search the yearbooks and bulletins online: