Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Time to donate a yearbook!


We're very lucky to have many yearbooks from Waterbury schools, but there are lots of missing years.  Due to our limited book budget, we rely on the generosity of members of the public to help us grow this collection.  If you are graduating this year, check to see if your class wishes to donate a yearbook to the Bronson Library's Genealogy collection.  We get many inquiries from people looking for information about a relative or a former classmate.  I remember the time I had an inquiry from a gentleman regarding his deceased wife, who had gone to high school here in the 1930s.  As I was browsing through the yearbook for her class, I happened to see a group portrait of a club--which one I can't remember.  Anyway, he was tickled to learn that his spouse of many years had been active with this club and never told him about it.  It was a tiny facet of her life that would have remained forever hidden had it not been for that yearbook.

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