Today we visit the remarkably cheerful, smiling student body of the Independence School of Newark, Delaware in 1983. No other yearbook yet presented has displayed more jolly smiles than this grade school journal. The photographer hired to do the job clearly had a gift for coaxing a smile from almost all of his or her … More Freedom! The Independence School of New Castle County, Delaware
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. … More Yearbooks at the DHS. Gunning Bedford Jr High School 1966
The Delaware Historical Society possesses an outstanding collection of original yearbooks from schools throughout the State of Delaware. We present highlights from this collection on this blog. 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. … More Yearbooks in Dover, Delaware: Delaware State College, 1972
The year is 1961. The United States severs diplomatic relations with Cuba. John F. Kennedy is elected President. The Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba fails. The Beatles perform for the very first time at The Cavern Club in Liverpool. The U.S. rockets a chimpanzee named Ham into outerspace. And Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes … More John Dickinson High School Yearbook, 1961
We visit the University of Delaware in 1959 this week. Of note are photos of Christmas on campus and a visit by the well known poet Robert Frost at the UofD.
William Penn High School’s “Penn Quill” is our featured yearbook for Christmas.