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05 March 2014

College Catalog as a Yearbook--of Sorts

In modern times college catalogs usually list courses taught, names of faculty, college procedures and other administrative details. It is possible that in earlier times, the "college catalog" listed names of students and other "roster type" information that occasionally appears in a yearbook or a student directory.

It might be worth seeing if that college your ancestor attended has catalogs for the time period they were in attendance.


  1. Those of us who graduated years ago need to keep the old college catalog for the description of the courses taken. As time goes by, names of courses change, fields of study change, etc. When my aunt began teaching again after years at home with her children, her old catalog came in very handy.

    1. That's another good reason to keep them as topics, courses and entire courses of study change.