Epilogue: Emmanuel College Yearbooks

1923 Yearbook1992 & 1993 Yearbook19972007 Yearbook2008 Yearbook

The Epilogue, Emmanuel College’s yearbook, is a student publication that has been in print since 1923, the year the College’s inaugural class graduated from the institution. The College Yearbooks were collected from various individuals and offices around campus and were, under the direction of Ann Grady Fleming ‘31, brought together under the regulation of the Alumnae Archives until around 2000 at which time the yearbooks entered into the Cardinal Cushing Library Special Collections. The Emmanuel College Archives gained jurisdiction over the College Yearbooks in 2012 and gains new editions with the assistance of the Emmanuel College yearbook staff and advisors.

The collection is a consecutive run of the Epilogue: Emmanuel College Yearbook for the years 1923 through 2011. It serves as a resource that records members of the student body and faculty. It also serves as a resource on College activities and events throughout College history. The 1992/1993 yearbook was published as part of reunion weekend in 1998.

The College Yearbooks were collected from various individuals and offices around campus and were, under the direction of Ann Grady Fleming ‘31, brought together under the regulation of the Alumnae Archives until around 2000 at which time the yearbooks entered into the Cardinal Cushing Library Special Collections. The Emmanuel College Archives gained jurisdiction over the College Yearbooks in 2012 and gained new editions with the assistance of the Emmanuel College yearbook advisors. Due to lack of interest, Epilogue ceased publication in 2012.

Emmanuel College’s digital archive includes all available volumes of the Epilogue yearbook as originally published. As with much historical material, the yearbooks occasionally depict instances of racist behavior, including blackface, cultural appropriation, and other racial stereotyping. Such content is offensive. We particularly regret such depictions as they violate Emmanuel’s deeply held commitment as a Catholic college to the dignity of every person and to the values of equality, inclusion and respect for all.

However, for the sake of historical accuracy, and in accord with professional guidelines for archivists, we maintain the full contents of each issue. To help readers further educate themselves regarding such objectionable material, the College has created this online resource, which provides background and links to scholarly materials addressing cultural appropriation, stereotyping and the historical context of racism in various forms.  

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