For years, people have been donating high school and college yearbooks to NEPGS. These books have been scanned and digitized and made available at the NEPGS office for members and visitors.
During the Covid lockdown, Jim McAndrew, one of our senior volunteers, decided to enhance and enlarge our high school and college yearbook collection. Jim visited, called, emailed and wrote to schools throughout Luzerne and Lackawanna counties and asked if NEPGS could borrow their yearbooks and return them along with a digital copy.
Many schools have been happily participating with NEPGS in this effort. To date, we have been able to process yearbooks from 78 Luzerne County high schools and 35 Lackawanna County high schools. The oldest yearbook we have is from 1897 Wyoming Seminary.
Additionally, we have many complete yearbooks collections from high schools including Coughlin, GAR, Meyers, Wyoming Seminary, Ashley, Ashley-Sugar Notch, Hanover, Wyoming Valley West, West Pittston, Shickshinny, Crestwood, Northwest Area, Nanticoke, Lehman-Jackson, Holy Redeemer and Greater Nanticoke Area.
Lately, we have been able to obtain a good number of yearbooks from Pittston Area high school along with a variety of high schools in Susquehanna and Monroe counties. Our collection has grown to some 3,350 yearbooks, photos, graduation and reunion booklets.
To see our entire collection of yearbooks to date, please click on the list below. All the yearbooks can be viewed and searched at the NEPGS office.