Friday, December 17, 2010

Happy Holidays from Grems-Doolittle Library

Ice skating on the Erie Canal; view to State St. Bridge, downtown Schenectady, circa 1900   

Celebrating the holiday season at the Grems-Doolittle Library

Please visit us during our regular business hours 9-5 M-F and 10-2 on Saturdays. We will be closed Dec 24-25 and Dec 31-Jan 1 for the holidays.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Public School Yearbook Collection

Historical Note:
This is a collection of Schenectady-area public high school yearbooks dated between 1908 and 1969.  The first Schenectady high school, Nott Terrace High School, was opened in 1904. The school closed in 1957 upon completion of a  new school building, Linton High School.  Linton High School, along Mont Pleasant High School, which opened in 1930, served as the district's two high schools until they were consolidated in 1992 to form Schenectady High School.  The Mont Pleasant High School building subsequently reopened as a middle school.

For more information about the history of public education in Schenectady prior to Nott Terrace High School, see Jeanette G. Neisuler's online book, The History of Education in Schenectady, 1661-62---1961-62. 

Description of the Collection:
Through the years the historical society has received generous donations of both public and private school yearbooks.  This is a listing of the public school yearbooks available to view in our collection.  

Nott Terrace High School/Schenectady High School (Formerly Union Classical Institute)
Years open: 1904-1957

   Printed in Jan and June of each year
   Years available: 1908-1932, 1935, with gaps

SHUCIS, 1914
SHUCIS, 1914

"The Terracian"
Years available: 1932-1957, (missing 1944, '48-'53, '55)

The Terracian, 1933
The Terracian, 1933

Mont Pleasant High School
Years open: 1930-1992

 Years available: 1933-1938, '43, '44, '51, '54, '55, '57, '58, '61, '67.

Montaneer, 1937
Montaneer, 1937

Linton High School
Years open: 1958-1992

Years available: 1958, 1969

Lintonaire, 1969
Lintonaire, 1969