Mississippi State University's Reveille has gone digital.
Every volume of the student-published yearbook is now freely available online via MSU Libraries' website. The project to digitize all Reveille volumes began in April 2012, and was completed in August. Pages from the yearbooks hav e typically been the most often-requested material for digitization from the University Archives. While the more recent volumes are pretty sturdy, some of the oldest books are not able to be handled by the public due to their frail condition. Now, due to the completion of this digitization, anyone can access all years of the Reveille from anywhere in the world.
The Reveille chronicles the lives and events of Mississippi State University (previously named Mississippi Agricultural & Mechanical College and Mississippi State College) throughout the institution's history. MSU Libraries partnered with the Lyrasis Mass Digitization Collaborative to complete this digitization project through a subsidy grant from the Sloan Foundation. Each of the volumes from 1898 to 2008 is searchable – thanks to the use of optical character recognition (OCR) software – and freely available for partial or complete download.
For more information on MSU Libraries and to peruse the yearbooks, please visit http://library.mssta te.edu/Reveille.
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