Covers of some issues of The Gridiron, the University's yearbook
Over 100 years of the University's history is now available to browse in digital form, thanks to the Northern New York Library Network (NNYLN)of Potsdam, which has scanned copies of the Gridiron yearbooks and placed them online at its North Country Digital History site, history.nnyln.net.
The network has made available 91 editions of the Gridiron, with the earliest from 1880. Published sporadically through 1912, it became an annual in 1925; all editions through 2008-09 are available in the collection.
St. Lawrence University has been a NNYLN member since the 1960s, and both organizations seek opportunities to collaborate. "We are looking forward to having the Gridiron available online to the University's students, faculty and staff for research purposes," noted University Librarian Bart Harloe. "Having the yearbooks available digitally means having them as a more useful tool to the general public."
The North Country Digital History site is available free of charge to the public. It currently contains the holdings from 19 institutions in northern New York.
Posted: March 21, 2011