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Photograph of statue of Nittany Lion at Penn State DuBois

DuBois Campus Yearbooks 

The collection of yearbooks for Penn State DuBois, "La Vita" (1963-1965) and the "Lion's Paw" (1972-73; 1975-76; 1978-79) provide digital access to campus history and life during the 1960s and 1970s.

Front cover of "Profile," the Greater Allegheny yearbook, showing the Nittany lion with the date "1961."

Greater Allegheny Yearbooks 

The entire collection of yearbooks for Penn State McKeesport (1957-2007) and Penn State Greater Allegheny (2007-) have been digitized providing access to a rich collection on one of Penn State's strongest locations in the Pittsburgh area.

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La Vie Online

La Vie, the Penn State University annual student yearbook, has been in production documenting student life continuously since 1890.The Online La Vie project, digitizing yearbooks beginning in 1890 through 2000, is a joint collaboration between the Penn State University Archives and the University Libraries Digitization and Preservation Department.

Cover of the Ogontz Mosaic Yearbook

Ogontz Mosaic 

The Ogontz Mosaic was the publication of the prominent elite and prestigious school known as The Ogontz School for Young Ladies. Usually published six times per year from 1884-1950, with occasional special issues, the Mosaicincluded articles about the school, its students, alumnae, and faculty. Also part of the Mosaics were articles, poetry, drawings and literary works created by the Ogontz students and information on faculty and student activities

Photograph of students lining up to register for yearbooks at Wilkes-Barre campus

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Campus Collection 

In 1916 the Penn State Department of Engineering Extension began offering evening classes at what is now Coughlin High School in Wilkes-Baree. By 1923, three-year certificate programs were added in mechanical, electrical, civil and mining engineering and later, three-year courses in aeronautical and textile engineering. In 1957, the two-year Surveying Technology program was approved. Today Penn State Wilkes-Barre is the only location in the commonwealth offering a baccalaureate degree in surveying.