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07 October 2014

High School Graduation Pictures in Newspapers?

Date: Tuesday, May 31, 1932  

Paper: San Francisco Chronicle;
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Some newspapers published pictures of local high school graduates. While the pictures in newspapers are not always the best quality, it may be the only picture a researcher has. Some small town papers may even put post-graduation goals of students in the paper as well.


  1. Internet Archive has many college yearbooks online. I've found several family members and friends in time periods spanning 1921 to the 2000's.

  2. While I have my mother's high school yearbooks, I also have the newspaper she saved which included the graduates.

  3. Yes, my college put all their yearbooks are on the Internet Archive, and the local newspaper runs photos of all the graduates each May.