Digitizing the Houstonian Yearbook

The 1949 Houstonian

The 1949 Houstonian

As the home of the University Archives, the University Libraries has the full set of yearbooks and will be working to find a sponsor to digitize each volume. As a way to start this program and honor two of the libraries most faithful supporters, Welcome Wilson, Sr. and Belle Griggs Johnson, the library has digitized the 1949 volume. This volume of the Houstonian Yearbook is accessible online at http://digital.lib.uh.edu.

The process of digitization requires a labor intensive process of scanning each page, correcting the image for viewing and a lengthy process of entering key words called “meta-data” so that the entire yearbook is searchable. Currently all years are available for sponsorship for a gift of $250 per volume. By sponsoring your graduation year volume, you can preserve the original copy as well as provide hundreds of pages of history, photographs and memories accessible to friends and family around the world.

Contact Iska G. Wire, Library Development Director at (713) 743-9741 or igwire@uh.edu for more information. You may also print out this form and send the bottom half to:

Attn: Iska Wire
University Libraries
114 University of Houston Libraries
Houston, TX 77024-2000

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