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WKU Archives - Yearbooks & Newspapers Online

Below are links to pdf files of yearbooks and commencment programs from WKU, BGBU, Ogden College and Potter College.  Some files are very large and download time will be dependent upon connection speed.  You will need a PDF reader to view these files.

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The first WKU yearbook to be published was the Vista in 1915.

WKU Talisman was published annually from 1924 to 1994.  The Talisman was brought back in 2003 by popular demand. 

       

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1967
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1968

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1970
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1971
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1972
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1973
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1974
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1975

1976

1977

1978
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1979
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1980
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1981

1982

1983
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1984

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1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

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1993

1994

         
     

2003

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2005

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2007

2008

2009

 The Talisman Xposure was published quarterly:

Xposure - Prejudice:  Beyond Black & White
Xposure - Rites of Passage
Xposure - Canvas Flesh

Xposure - The Power of Prayer
Xposure -
Vol. 73, Issue 2, Spring 1996
Xposure - Vol. 73, Issue 3, Summer 1996 

WKU Commencement Programs 1908-1919, 1921-1925, 1929-1931, 1933-1935, 1937, 1939, 1942-2003 search by year

The Bowling Green Business University Towers yearbook was published between 1926 and 1963.  See also BGBU Bibliography.

           

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1963

           

BGBU Class Lists 1916, 1923-1925, 1927-1932, 1934-1936, 1940-1941
BGBU Class Rankings  1937-1939; 1942-1963
BGBU Commencement Programs 1914, 1915, 1924-1928, 1932-1936, 1938-1943, 1945 search by year.

Ogden College students published yearbooks called The Cardinal in 1913, 1914 and 1917.  See also Ogden College Bibliography.

Potter College yearbooks were called Golden Rod (1898) and Talisman published in 1906, 1907 and 1908.  See also Potter College alumni list.

The Southern Normal School did not print yearbooks.  There are some class photographs which can be found in KenCat.  A partial list of alumni is also available.  See also the SNS Bibliography and the Southern Normal, 1898-1905.

Yearbook Awards

1974 All-American rating, Associated Collegiate Press
1984 Pacemaker Award winner, Associated Collegiate Press
1988 Pacemaker Award, Associated Collegiate Pres
1989 Pacemaker Award winner, Associated Collegiate Press
1990 Merit Award for Photography, Associated Collegiate Press
1993 2nd place best of show, Associated Collegiate Press
1995 Pacemaker finalist, Associated Collegiate Press
1996 Gold Grown Magazine, Columbia Scholastic Press Association
2003 Pacemaker Award, Associated Collegiate Press
2004 Pacemaker Award, Associated Collegiate Press
2005 Pacemaker Award, Associated Collegiate Press
2006 Gold Medalist rating, Columbia Scholastic Press Association

College Heights Herald 

Digitized copies are being posted in TopScholar, search by year.

1925-1932 complete
Vol. 26 No. 7 - Vol. 33 No. 15 1950-1957
Vol. 42 1963
Vol. 43 1963
Vol. 47 1968
Vol. 48 1969
Vol. 53 1973
Vol. 54 1978-1979
Vol. 58 1982
Vol. 58 1983
Vol. 71 No. 29 - Vol. 72 No. 56 1996-1997
Vol. 81 2005-2006 in process
2009-present 

Bibliography

These and other sources are available in the Harrison-Baird Reading Room at the Kentucky Library & Museum.

College Heights Herald

"1975 Yearbook receives A+ Rating," 9/30/1975

"1976 Yearbook Arrives Five Months Late," 9/28/1976

"1976 Yearbook Delivery Delayed," 4/30/1976

"1976-77 Edition to Contain Spring Activities," 9/3/1976

"1981 Yearbook to Arrive Soon," 11/19/1981

"1981 Yearbook Wins Pacemaker Award," 4/29/1982

"1982 Yearbook Wins Gold Crown Award from Columbia Scholastic Association," 4/19/1983

"Candidates Named for Annual Feature Honors," 2/1/1946

"Connie Holman Selected as Editor for 1977-78," 5/3/1977

"Could Lose Funding When Board of Regents Review Funding," 4/22/1993

"Different Yearbook Planned," 12/11/1973

Editorial on Need to Keep Tradition of Yearbook, 2/14/1980

"Editors Announced for Fall Semester," 5/2/1985

"Editors Promise Quality Despite Budget Cuts," 8/27/1981

"Feature on Preparation of 1977 Issue," 3/8/1977

"Jim and Tom Siwicki, Identical Twins, Serve as Co-Editors," 10/14/1975

"New Editors Elected for 1980-81," 5/9/1980

"New Editors Named," 4/28/1981

"Our Yearbook from 'the Vista' to the 'Talisman,'" 4/16/1954

Peak, Sara. "Yearbook Returns to Hill," 11/7/2002.

"Picture-taking for 1977 Edition Under Way," 8/31/1976

"Printing Problem Delays 1984 Yearbook," 11/20/1984

"Printing Problem Delays Release," 10/7/1980

"Receives Fourth Award," 11/11/1975

"Receives the Trendsetter Award," 10/17/1975

"Roger Loewen, Advisor Wins National Award," 9/27/1977

"Sales Are 500 More Than Number Sold This Time Last Year," 10/21/1982

"Students May Have to Pay for Yearbooks," 4/23/1981

"Talisman Announces '74-75 Staffers," 4/19/1974

"Talisman Dedication Announced by Staff," 1/18/1946

"Talisman Expected April 30," 4/8/1975

"Talisman is Chosen Trendsetter," 10/15/1974

"Talisman Nears Completion," 2/11/1975

"Talisman Photos Being Taken," 9/6/1974

"Top Talisman Positions Filled," 4/22/1975

"Talisman Rated All-American by ACP for Third Straight Year," 10/1/1974

"Talisman Sales Cause Confusion," 9/3/1981

"Talisman Survives Another Year," 4/19/1994

"Western Accepts 1980 Publications," 10/30/1980

"Wins Trendsetter Award," 10/19/1976

"Wins Trendsetter Award Four Years in a Row," 11/15/1977

"Won Awards in Dallas," 11/18/1993

"Yearbook Needs Support," 11/4/1993

"Yearbook Safe One More Year," 5/5/1993

"Yearbook to Continue on Year-to-Year Basis," 5/6/1980

"Yearbook Wins Fourth Consecutive Trendsetter Award," 10/18/1977

"Yearbook Wins National Award," 3/22/1979

"Yearbook Wins Pacemaker Award for Fifth Time," 8/22/1989

"Yearbook Wins Pacemaker Award for Seventh Time in Nine Years," 11/2/1982

"Yearbook Wins Second Consecutive Pacemaker Award," 9/24/1985

"Yearbook's Future Rests on Budget Increase," 2/12/1980

Park City Daily News

Adams is Named the Director of Student Publications, 7/20/1990

People You Know, 5/5/1996

Talisman, Herald Named Pacemakers, 11/1/2006

Western Kentucky Yearbook Gets Gold, 1/17/2007

Western Yearbook Receives Award, 9/30/1974

WKU Publications Are Pacemaker Finalists, 10/5/2005

WKU Student Publications Win More Pacemaker Awards, 11/2/2005

WKU Yearbook Honored, 5/5/1991

WKU Yearbook Wins Pacemaker Award, 11/17/2004

Writers Win Awards, 11/21/1993

Yearbook is Finalist, 4/14/1996

Yearbook Receives Award, 8/6/1988

WKU Senior Class Photos

Class of 1908 

Class of 1909 - use Elevator

Class of 1910 

Class of 1911 - list use Elevator

Class of 1912 

Class of 1913 

Class of 1914

Class of 1915

Class of 1916 

Class of 1917 

Class of 1918 

Class of 1919 

Class of 1920 

Class of 1921 

Class of 1922 - list

Class of 1923 - list

College High - Use Talisman

Glasgow Normal School Alumni

Potter College Senior Class Photos

Class of 1903

Southern Normal School - Class Lists

 Vista 1915

1924 Talisman

1995 Xposure

1926 Towers

1913 Cardinal

1898 Golden Rod

1907 Talisman

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