Local History and College Archives

This guide contains descriptions and links of Freel Library's special collections, including college archives and local history

Normal School to MCLA - Yearbooks

From Normalogue to MCLA Trailblazers

A History in Yearbooks - Online

Copies of all yearbooks in the MCLA Freel Library archives were digitized and are available at the Internet ArchiveLinks to individual yearbooks can be found below.

MCLA was founded as The North Adams Normal School in 1894. It became the State Teachers College at North Adams in 1932, North Adams State College in 1960 and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in 1997. The first yearbook was published in 1911.

Yearbooks were published under the following titles: The Taconian  1911,1934; The Normalogue  1912-1921,1925-1931;The Axis - Senior Number 1922-1924; Panorama 1933; The Cuesta  1936; The Beacon - Commencement Number 1937; Nisatin  1938; Who's Who of 1939; Stacey 1940-1941; The Classic  1942; To the Color  1943; The Album  1944; Re-View  1945; Reflections 1946, 1971-1972; Touché  1947; Upward and On  1948; The Forty-Niner  1949; The Yearbook  1950; The Terraces  1951; Odyssey 1953; Les Professeurs Joyeux  1954; The Penguin  1956-1957,1961; Republic  1958; Per Annos 1959; Vox Anni  1960; Lux Esto Vera  1962; En Passant  1963; Dirego 1964; Mohawk 1965,1967-1969,1977,1979-1995; Horizons 1970; Times They are a Changing 1973; Changes 1974; Friends 1975; For the Good Times 1976; MCLA Trailblazers or Trailblazers 2007, 2008, 2010-2012, 2014 - present (some also have subtitles). Yearbooks published in 1955, 1966, 1978, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2013 have no title. No yearbooks for 1932, 1935 or 1952 were available for digitization. No yearbooks were published  from 1996 through 2003.

This project was carried out with the support of the MCLA Foundation, MCLA's Hardman Library Fund and the LYRASIS Mass Digitization Collaborative, a Sloan Foundation grant-subsidized program.

Yearbooks by Year

The links below will take you to the yearbooks at the Internet Archive. If the date is in black, there is no link.  No yearbooks were published  from 1996 through 2003. We do not have yearbooks for 1932, 1935 or 1952, although yearbooks may have been published those years.