WMU Yearbook Styles

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In History
  • 1910

    1910
    The 1910 yearbook displays student names and portraits only. This yearbook was very minimalistic. Photo credit: The Siewert Studio of Photography
  • 1915

    1915
    The 1915 yearbook displays student names but is also the first yearbook to list the activities students were involved in. This yearbook included much more than the 1910 yearbook, such as student activities, high school students, and all faculty. Photo credit: The Siewert Studio of Photography
  • 1920

    1920
    The 1920 yearbook list student's major and names of their instructors are next to their portrait. This is the only yearbook to list instructors. This yearbook has larger format images and has more text than previous years. Photo credit: The Siewert Studio of Photography
  • 1925

    1925
    1925 was a year of many firsts for the yearbook, naming students’ hometowns, majors and portraying students in caps and gowns.
    Photo credit: WMU Archives
  • 1930

    1930
    The 1930 yearbook is the first edition to list student's involvement in Greek Life and include color and illustrations. Photo credit: WMU Archives
  • 1935

    1935
    This yearbook goes back to black and white, but takes on a more modern design on the pages. The 1935 yearbook can be found here: http://bit.ly/2hPo3oy Photo credit: WMU Archives
  • 1940

    1940
    The 1940 yearbook compared to the 1910 yearbook shows how the student population has grown and how styles have changed. This edition also did not include student names on the same page as their portrait. This yearbook also has more color than any of the previous yearbooks. Photo credit: WMU Archives
  • 1945

    1945
    This yearbook tells where students are from and what their major was. This edition has thicker pages, which led to a thicker book.
    The 1945 yearbook can be found here: http://bit.ly/2AZdQK3 Photo credit: WMU Archives
  • 1950

    1950
    The 1950 yearbook gives the location students were from and what their major is. This yearbook has a lot of red and black on the pages, along with many pictures of student interactions on campus. Photo credit: WMU Archives
  • 1955

    1955
    The 1955 yearbook displays more text per page than images ​but includes if students were involved in Greek life, their major, degree type, where students were from, and what activities they were involved in. This yearbook displayed pictures of campus at night. Photo credit: WMU Archives
  • 1960

    1960
    The 1960 yearbook displays student's name and where they are from but leaves out what activities​ students were involved in. This yearbook is still black and white, but includes a lot of blue as well.
    The 1960 yearbook can be found here: http://bit.ly/2zff3R2 Photo credit: WMU Archives
  • 1965

    1965
    The 1965 yearbook displays student portraits, along with their name, degree type, and where they are from. This year also is the first to have full color images on some of the pages, along with aerial shots of campus. Photo credit: WMU Archives
  • 1970

    1970
    This yearbook has only a few color images with the rest of the pages of black and white. The 1970 yearbook can be found here: http://bit.ly/2AXhhks Photo credit: WMU Archives
  • 1975

    1975
    The 1975 yearbook is one of the last yearbooks that showcased all of the students. Unlike some of the other yearbooks, the 1975 edition only displays the names of students and where they are from. This yearbook is back to full black and white with no color. Photo credit: WMU Archives