Now, URI yearbooks are online, andwe don’t just mean going forward. The University Libraries have digitized all of URI’s yearbooks going back to 1897. They are available for viewing and downloading from DigitalCommons@URI, an online space for collecting, preserving, and disseminating a wide variety of original scholarship, creative works, and archival collections.
Alumni looking for photos and memories of family and friends have reacted enthusiastically to the online yearbooks. The Library is also digitizing and mounting collections of significant historical interest from the University Archives and Special Collections. And, based on the success of scanning the yearbooks as a complete collection, the Library is now seeking funding to digitize archives of the student newspaper, The Good Five-Cent Cigar.