The following is a post from my favorite local blog, Life in Forsyth Today Lucy informs us that 100 years of Salem College’s yearbooks are now online at   Many other colleges and universities are available too!
In the Sights and Insights of 1960, hers is the lone ponytail on the page.

By 1963, her senior year and the year she was the editor of Sights and Insights, the ponytail is gone.

She told me she cut it off because her heart had been broken, that when she got off the plane in Florida, her father cried to see her so shorn.

But today, seeing my mother’s face, so dear, so missed, I can’t stop smiling.

It’s easier than ever to relive fond memories or just take a look back into Salem history. The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center recently uploaded Salem College yearbooks from 1905-2009 to its digital archive, making them viewable online. Each book is listed by year and viewable in a digital flipbook format.

The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center is a statewide digitization and digital publishing program housed in the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Digital Heritage Center works with cultural heritage institutions across North Carolina to digitize and publish historic materials online.


Salem College varsity basketball team, 1927.

Salem yearbooks online
Salem College