CINCINNATI — Much like the McAlpin's department store's hair salon's teased-straight-up, rock star-permed hair you had back in your 1992 yearbook senior photo, the Library's digital yearbook collection isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
And much like those hairdos, the bigger, the better – and that's where the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library needs your and the public's help. The Library is looking to add to its 1,200 local and regional yearbooks already digitally scanned, opens a new window using high-resolution scanners and preserved in our Digital Library, opens a new window – making it fully searchable. Altogether, the Library already has 3,000 annuals and yearbooks in our collection, including ones yet to be digitally scanned.
So, if you have a yearbook you would like to donate to the Library, we'd love to have it. If you don't see your yearbook in our Digital Library, help us get permission by contacting your alma mater and encouraging them to donate their extra copies. Or, we may need the school's permission to share the books online. That's it! And you will be contributing to preserving local history!
If you have a local yearbook that we don't have and you want to donate it, use this form to let us know: https://cinlib.org/yearbookcontact, opens a new window