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Friends of the TCU Library                                                                                                             Yesterday’s Yearbook

     The Friends of the TCU Library make a difference. Through support and outreach, our Friends play a vital role in contributing    Special Collections recently completed a project to digitize the TCU Horned Frog yearbooks dating from 1905
     to the academic success of every student at Texas Christian University. The mission of the Friends is to:                        through 1999, and make them available in its online repository. Special Collections and Library staff worked with

                                                                                                                                      Lyrasis Digitization Collaborative on this project, which took three months to complete. “We pursued this project
     •   Encourage understanding and appreciation of the work of the University Library and its special collections.                  to make this material more accessible to the TCU community and beyond,” said Mary Saffell, Special Collections
     •   Build up a greater realization of the importance of the Library to the future development of the University.                 Senior Archivist.
     •   Attract gifts in the forms of bequests, endowments, books, manuscripts and other appropriate materials beyond the
         resources of the Library budget.                                                                                             The TCU Horned Frog yearbook was first published in 1895 and has been published annually since 1905 with a
     •   Serve as a medium through which Friends of the Library may become acquainted and share their enthusiasm for books.           few exceptions. No yearbook was published in 1910, the year of the Waco fire. In 1974, the Horned Frog folded as
                                                                                                                                      a result of lack of student support and funding. Image magazine was created in the 1973-1974 academic school
     Our goal is to strengthen the relationship between the University, it’s students, alumni, the community and the Library by       year to replace the yearbook and continues as a magazine today. The yearbook came back briefly in 1978 and 1979.
     providing an avenue for learning more about library services, collections and to become more involved in a beloved and           From 1983 through 1985 TCU published The Feature, a magazine-like volume that covered the major events and
     respected institution.                                                                                                           organizations of the university, but did not include individual pictures of students. The Horned Frog resumed
                                                                                                                                      regular publication in 1986.
     Throughout the year, the Friends sponsor speakers, faculty presentations and special events at the University that are of interest
     to TCU and the Fort Worth Community. The bi-annual Friends newsletter highlights these events as well as new developments        The yearbooks are full of historical information about TCU and are a snapshot into history in general. The
     at the Library.                                                                                                                  yearbooks from the 1930s have art deco designs on the cover. It’s also interesting to see how students dress and the
                                                                                                                                      fashions through the years. Yearbooks published earlier than 1905 will be digitized and added to the repository.
     Please join me in exploring all of the wonderful treasures the TCU Library has to offer. Fill out the membership form provided,
     mail it with a check and be prepared to be amazed. Membership forms are also available online.                                   The online yearbooks can be viewed at

                                                                                                                                      A complete collection of TCU yearbooks from 1895 through 2015 can be viewed in our Special Collections reading
     Edward Fritz
     Friends of the TCU Library

     Friends of the TCU Library Board Members

     Mr. Edward Fritz, President
     Mr. Kevin Kuenzli, Treasurer
     Mr. Craig Barbolla, Secretary
     Ms. Stephanie Brentlinger
     Dr. Ken Hubbell
     Ms. Tracy Hull
     Dr. June Koelker, Library Dean
     Ms. Janet Baird Quisenberry
     Ms. Cynthia Reaves
     Ms. Joan Swaim
     Ms. Lynn Winter

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