The Transylvania Times -

By Marcy Thompson
Picturing The Past 

School Annuals Are Social Historical Records


Seventh grade boys in the 1953 Quebec School annual.

School annuals are a popular resource in the Local History Room at the Transylvania County Library. Annuals offer an opportunity to reminisce but they can also be valuable historical reference materials.

Photographs of students and teachers show the popular fashions and hairstyles of the time period. There is information and photographs about sports, athletes and clubs. Local businesses normally have advertisements in the back.

Brevard High School published their first annual in 1944. During the 1945-46 school year, the 12th grade was added to the school system. For that reason ther...

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