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From the Archives — April 2022

Some of the most frequently requested items from the archives come from our collection of Galesburg High School yearbooks. The collection includes every year from 1907-Present, and can be viewed anytime the archivist is present. Unfortunately, I can’t be here all day everyday, and sometimes people have to be turned away from viewing these mementos. However, a new project in the archives will change that.

Beginning with those oldest yearbooks, we are digitizing the tomes to make them available on our website. These can be viewed at any time, from anywhere. Take a trip down memory lane from the comfort of your own home! New editions will be available on a continual basis, with the goal of digitizing all the yearbooks that are out of copyright.

The yearbooks can be found on the Archival Resources page. Once opened, you can browse the pages or search for specific names or keywords (though the search function isn’t perfect, so don’t rely on it for more detailed research). If you have questions about browsing the yearbooks, please contact us at or call 309-343-6118 #6.