100 Years of CHS Yearbooks Now Online
Maplewood Library’s collection of Columbia High School yearbooks is now available online at the library’s Digital Archive. The yearbooks date from 1915 to the present. All are available on the Internet, except for the latest ten years, where access is restricted to the library buildings to protect the privacy of recent graduates.
This is a great opportunity for alumni, friends and relatives to re-live their high school years. The yearbooks are also a wonderful historical resource, offering fascinating insights into changing manners and mores over a century in our two towns. The yearbooks can be searched for names using the Digital Archive’s “Search” page. Please be patient when using the Archive—the yearbook files are large, due to all the pictures, and may take several minutes to download.
The digitization of the yearbooks was funded by an Essex County Local History Grant and the Bequest of Milena Pribramska. Maplewood Library’s Digital Archive was established in 2013 when the library digitized its hundred-year collection of the News-Record of Maplewood and South Orange (for use within the library only). The Archive also contains the Maplewood Real Estate File, an extensive collection of historic photos and sales records of Maplewood homes, available to all on the Internet.
There are still a few gaps in the library’s yearbook collection. You can help build the archive if you happen to own any of the following yearbooks: 1917, 1918, 1919, 1925, 1952 or 2002. If so, please loan us your yearbook; we will have it digitized and then return it to you. Contact Barbara Laub at the Library for more information, , 973-762-1622.