Drain-Jordan Library Archives Department - Archives Yearbooks, West Virginia State University
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Digitization of the West Virginia State University Yearbook collection began during the 2017 - 2018 academic year. The Archives & Special Collections Department of the Drain-Jordan Library houses a total of 58 yearbook volumes ranging from 1923 through 2006, the final year of publication. During this span the yearbook has been known as El Ojo (The Eye), The Mountaineer, and the The Arch. The yearbook was not published between 1925 and 1938. The yearbook collection is an excellent resource which documents the evolution and growth of WVSU. We hope you enjoy browsing through the history, traditions, photographs, and campus activities preserved within the pages of the WVSU Yearbooks.

Note: All completed yearbooks are in PDF format. Some files are very large. If you have a slow connection it may take extra time to load. The following table displays Yearbook covers with the date below in each cell. Completed Yearbooks have the year underlined; when you hover over the cover/date there is a color change to the date. By clicking on the cover or the date, you download and open a pdf of that particular yearbook. The Yearbooks are still being scanned and the pdfs will be added to this page as completed. (June 2018)

dark cover with El OJO at top, symbol cWVi and year at bottom
1923
dark cover with El OJO at top, symbol cWVi and year at bottom
1924
No yearbooks published
1925 - 1938.

cream cover with vertical dark lines left third of cover, across the page in the upper fourth the words 'The MOUNTAINEER 1939',below centered in the cream area the college seal; at the bottom in the cream section- West Virginia State College Institute West Virginia
1939


1948

1949

1950

1951

1954

1957

1958

1959

1960

1961

1962

1963

1964

1965

1966

1967

1968

1969

1970

1971

1972

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006
Yearbook publication ended
with 2006.