Our featured yearbook today belonged to Ms. Courtney Nelson (pictured) who attended Gunning Bedford Jr. High School. Numerous handwritten well wishes to the young senior are shown. The yearbook reveals a more ethnically diverse student body then many other yearbooks of the era.
The Delaware Historical Society possesses an outstanding collection of original school yearbooks. Every other Friday we highlight a particular class from schools throughout the State of Delaware. We encourage our readers to consider donating their Delaware school yearbooks to the DHS library where it will be preserved and made available to future generations of Delawareans.
Images in this post can be magnified by clicking on the image, clicking again on ‘view full size’ (bottom right in slide show) and clicking a third time on the tiny circle with a plus+ sign at your cursor when using laptop/computer.
About finding yearbooks in the DHS collection: Consult our online catalog ‘Ask Caesar’
and type the name of the high school in the ‘library catalog’ search bar.