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Yearbook Digitization Project

The Yearbook Digitization Project from LVA’s Library Development and Networking Division allows people to browse yearbooks online from high schools across Virginia. Funded by the Library Services and Technology Act, the collection currently includes 1,647 yearbooks dating from 1912 to 1977.

The idea for the project began in 2012 after the Division loaned scanners and other equipment to Virginia public libraries for digitizing their local history collections. Library staff members noticed that high school yearbooks made up the bulk of the scanning, but the libraries didn’t have a good way to make them available to the public—thus, an idea was born.

Since then LVA has coordinated the scanning of yearbooks from 29 public libraries and its own collections, and made them available online through the Internet Archive and the Lyrasis digitization collaborative. While most of the digitized yearbooks came from public library collections, some were donated or loaned for scanning by school alumni groups, historical societies, and individuals.

Alleghany Highlands Regional Library (7/2017)

Bedford Public Library (8/2017)

Blackwater Regional Library (04/2016)

Bristol Public Library (8/2016)

Buchanan County Public Library*

Caroline Library, Inc. (8/2016)

Central Rappahannock Regional Library (10/2017)

Culpeper County Public Library (8/2016)

Essex Public Library (4/2017)

Fairfax County Public Library (08/2016)

Hampton Public Library (12/2016)

Halifax-South Boston Regional Library

Library of Virginia, The

Lonesome Pine Regional Library (08/2016)

Mary Riley Styles Public Library (11/2016)

Mecklenburg County Public Library (05/2016)

Meherrin Regional Public Library (4/2017)

Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library (11/2016)

Newport News Public Library (11/2016)

Pearisburg Public Library (08/2017)

Petersburg Public Library (4/2017)

Pittsylvania County Public Library (4/2017)

Poquoson Public Library

Portsmouth Public Library (01/2017)

Pulaski County Public Library (04/2016)

Radford Public Library (04/2016)

Rockbridge Regional Library (8/2016)

Russell County Public Library (8/2016)

Smyth County Public Library (10/2017)

Tazewell County Public Library*

Washington County Public Library*

York County Public Library (8/2016)


*Expressed interest


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