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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. 

WKU Commencement Programs 1908-1919, 1921-1925, 1929-1931, 1933-1935, 1937, 1939, 1942-2003, 2006-present search by year

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

1926-1929

1930-1939

1940-1949

1950-1959

1960-1963

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.

College Heights Herald 

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

1925 -1941 complete
Vol. 26 No. 7 - Vol. 33 No. 15 1950-1957
Vol. 42 1963
Vol. 43 1963
Vol. 44 No. 10 - Vol. 45 No. 10 1965 
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
2009-present 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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