MISSOULA – Just in time for Homecoming, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library at the University of Montana has placed all 72 UM yearbooks online at http://scholarworks.umt.edu/sentinel/.
The Sentinel yearbooks range from 1904 to 1972 and 1987 to 1989. They are online in ScholarWorks, UM’s open-access repository service that showcases and preserves published and unpublished works by UM students, faculty, staff and departments.
The text of each yearbook is fully searchable, and they include photographs and stories that document all aspects of life at UM, providing a rich source for history and culture of the University.
The yearbooks cover annual events such as Aber Day, the Foresters’ Ball and the Griz-Cat football game, as well as student government, Greek life, intramurals, Homecoming, student organizations and much more.
Wendy Walker, UM digital initiatives librarian, said they are asking individuals or groups to sponsor a yearbook. These donations will help the library maintain and preserve the collection over time.
“We will acknowledge the sponsor names and include their favorite memory of UM, if they choose to provide one, alongside the online yearbook they choose to sponsor,” Walker said. “We hope that making these yearbooks widely available fosters both good research and good memories.”
Those interested in sponsoring should call Walker at 406-243-6004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.