Friday, February 6, 2009

Friday Show & Tell ~ Yearbook Collection



Several years ago I started collecting yearbooks from Oklahoma A&M & Oklahoma State University. Oklahoma A&M was renamed Oklahoma State University on May 15, 1957. I graduated from OSU in 1974. President Richard Nixon spoke at the graduation ceremony. Gosh, I can't believe it has been 35 years!!

I understand that OSU stopped publishing a yearbook several years ago because of expense issues.

I enjoy looking through the pages to get a glimpse of how life was back in the day. I have 10 books in this collection from the years '31, '40, '43, '53, '56, '61, '63, '64, '70, & '74.

I don't know why ,but for some reason the yearbook
was called 'The Redskin' for many years.

I love the art work in this 1931 edition, so chic . . .


It's fun to see the beautiful fashions . . .



and the glamorous hair styles . . .




Aren't these coeds snazzy ?





This year featured the famous Oklahoman, Will Rogers.
Interesting stories about his life are featured throughout the yearbook.



The cover of the 1956 yearbook looks like a water color painting . . .



The advertisements in the back of the books
are so entertaining . . .




Here are the yearbooks from my freshman & senior years . . .


I made it into the yearbook in 1974 . . .

12 comments:

Bo said...

Hi Carol...You are one BEAUTIFUL lady and a talented singer too! I loved seeing the fashions & hairdos from days gone by...it seems people cared more about their appearance back then...I remember ladies wearing gloves & hats to go to town & men wore hats as well... ;-) Bo

Becky K. said...

Those are great! What a very cool collection.

Have a great day!

marie said...

What a neat thing to collect! It's always great to remember the "good old days"!

Susie said...

What a nice collection Carol. I like that artwork too!

Darlene said...

Hi Carol,

Those yearbooks are really neat and you have a great collection! How cool to be a talented singer of that song!!!

Barb said...

Carol, this is so great. I love the pictures!

bennie and patsy said...

It's fun to look back, but it makes me want to cry for those years were happy and sad. But I cry most because I am getting so darn old. I think which can be dangerous.So the Bennie said about my thinking.
Patsy

Janene said...

Oh those yearbooks are wonderful!
I love the '30's hairstyles and the gowns!
What a wonderful collection!

Happy To Be said...

What a neat collection Carol and what a Beauty you are..I bet its fun looking at all these great books..thanks for sharing...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

valerie said...

That is so neat, Carol.
I love the picture of you. How
special that you are in there.
You know my daughter and son-in-law both graduated from OSU? That's where they met.

I remember as a young girl looking at my dad's year book. I thought the girls looked so much older than they were. I guess it was the hair. ;)

I enjoyed this post very much. You have a very special collection.

Shellmo said...

Well you sure are a beauty Carol!! And a great singer too! It is fun to look back in time!

Elena said...

That's really cool. I would of never thought to collect year books but after you told us why you do, it just sounded like so much fun to have them. Thanks for sharing!