After learning yesterday that the Nashville Metropolitan Archives had a strong yearbook collection, I decided to spend my afternoon there today.
I wrote to the email reference of the Archives last night and received a response that they had a print listing of the yearbooks they have available, so I requested this list upon my arrival. They have a few hundred yearbooks from area schools & colleges.
I first wanted to look at any yearbooks they had for African-American schools. Since their yearbook collection is established mostly via donations, they had only a few available. I scanned the senior class listings from them so I can transcribe them for the Davidson County TNGenWeb site. The ones I captured were Pearl High School from 1955, 1965, 1975 and a school publication from 1942.
Then it was on to my obsession, Vanderbilt! They have many years of Vanderbilt yearbooks, so I captured the graduating classes of many years up to 1919; specifically – 1908, 1911, 1912, 1916, 1917, 1918 & 1919
All in all, a good few hours spent this afternoon!