This collection of digitized yearbooks allows accessing memories and information of earlier years at WMU very easy. Share your WMU remembrances with a friend, as the urls are permanent. There are links below to approximately 70 yearbooks.
Original yearbooks are located at the Western Michigan University Archives and Regional History Collections, 111 East Hall. The yearbooks continued to be published through 1985. From 1976 to 1985, the yearbooks contained senior photographs and little else. They were not digitized for this project.
The yearbooks from the 1960s and early 1970s may have 300-450 pages make a very large pdf file. They have been optimized and reduced in file size but some are still over 35 MB and even 50 MB in size. If your computer or Internet connection does not handle large files well, be sure to check the file size before trying to open them.
This digital preservation and access project occurred during 2009 by the Digitization Center, University Libraries. Copyright 2009 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan all rights reserved. The digital version is available for educational use under 'Fair Use' guidelines.
Yearbooks from 1971
Faces of Western - 1971, Western Michigan University
Feelings of Western - 1971, Western Michigan University
Yearbooks from 1906
Western State Normal - 1906A, Western State Normal School
Western State Normal - 1906B, Western State Normal School