This post highlights the yearbook collection at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in an ongoing blog series celebrating National Library Week, which was April 10-16.
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries—school, public, academic, and special—participate.
This 1922 yearbook from the Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College, now Mississippi State University, features one of the most prominent and longest tenured United States senators. John C. Stennis was born in Kemper County on August 3, 1901. Stennis graduated from Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College in 1923.
The yearbook also features athletic teams at the college such as “The Squad” from the 1921 season football team.
Seventy-six issues of the Reveille are available to patrons at MDAH: 1898, 1906-1908, 1910-1917, 1920, 1922, 1925, 1927-1929, 1933-1935, 1937-1943, 1947-1951, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1958-1987, 1990, 1995-2000, 2004. MSU University Libraries has mounted each issue (1898-2008) online at: http://lib.msstate.edu/specialcollections/collections/archives/studentpubs/#reveille