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PRIMARY SOURCES ONLINE

THE RECORD
Penn's Undergraduate Yearbook

The first published undergraduate yearbooks at the University of Pennsylvania were produced by the Class of 1865, as sophomores in 1863 and then as seniors in 1865. This yearbook, entitled "The Record," has appeared annually since 1867. A growing selection of these yearbooks from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are available on-line, in their entirety, in PDF (Portable Document File) format. View, search and print these PDF files with Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Before the Class of 1865, some classes are known to have created "class books," each a handwritten record of class members kept by one person in the class. The Class Book of the Class of 1852 was presented to the University by William Lehman Wells, A. B. 1852, in 1877. It survives to this day in the University Archives. It also can be viewed online in non-searchable PDF format.

 

Twentieth Century Yearbooks available on line:

Image of cover of 1970 yearbook

Image of cover of 1960 yearbook

Image of cover of 1950 yearbook

Image of cover of 1940 yearbook

1970

1960

1950

1940

Image of cover of 1970 yearbook

Image of cover of 1920 yearbook

Image of cover of 1910 yearbook

Image of cover of 1900 yearbook

1930

1920

1910

1900

 

Nineteenth Century Yearbooks available on line:

Image of cover of 1890 yearbook

Image of frontispiece of 1880 yearbook

Image of page 1 of 1870 yearbook

Image of page 1 of 1865 yearbook

1890-1899

1880-1889

1870-1879

1863-1869

 

STUDENT YEARBOOKS ONLINE:

The Record, the undergraduate yearbook begun 1863

The Women's Record, the undergraduate women's yearbook begun 1912

 

 

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