Museum: Greensboro College, Davenport College Yearbooks


Access to yearbooks is available either through the museum or online (see below).

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All of the college’s yearbooks, 88 of them, have been digitized courtesy of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center (NCDHC) and are now available online. Additionally, nine yearbooks from Davenport College, which merged into Greensboro College in 1938, were digitized.

Based out of the North Carolina Collection at the Wilson Special Collection Library on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus, the NCDHC “operates in conjunction with the State Library of North Carolina’s NC ECHO (North Carolina Exploring Cultural Heritage Online) project. It is supported by the State Library of North Carolina with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.” Through its online presence,, the NCDHC is able to publish a wide variety of historical materials online thereby helping to preserve the state’s cultural heritage. The NCDHC also uploaded all of the digitized yearbooks to the Internet Archive.

Online Access

The yearbooks are accessible online via

Internet Archive (Viewing formats available via the Internet Archive include read online (embedded viewer), PDF, B/W PDF, EPUB, Kindle, Daisy, Full Text, and DjVu.) Greensboro College Yearbooks Davenport College Yearbooks

Greensboro College yearbooks digitized:

1903 (first yearbook), 1908, 1911, 1916-1999, 2005

Publication of the yearbook was sporadic until 1916, and publication ceased in 1999, except for a 2005 volume.

Davenport College yearbooks digitized:

1905 (first yearbook), 1906-1911, 1913, 1932




Because Greensboro College was a college for women until the introduction of men in 1954, the college’s yearbooks are a veritable treasure trove of images chronicling life at a small, private, Methodist-affiliated, liberal arts women’s college in the South. Status: Non-Circulating