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Frequently Asked Questions

Why can't I find a yearbook for a specific year?
Before 1906, the University of Nebraska yearbook called "The Sombrero" was published sporadically. It began publication as "The Cornhusker" in 1907 and was published yearly from 1907-1972. It was again published in 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2004 before ceasing publication for good.

I want to find something in a yearbook and it's not searchable. Why not?
The transcriptions for the Cornhusker yearbooks are being produced through crowd sourcing. If the yearbook you are interested in is not yet searchable, it is because our volunteers have not yet finished transcribing it. If you would like to help with the transcription process, please visit http://transcribe.unl.edu.

Why don't the transcriptions look the same?
A variety of volunteers produced the transcription through crowd sourcing. Because the individual yearbook pages vary in look and because the focus of the crowd sourcing project was on producing searchable text, no attempt was made to make each transcription look the same.

I found an error. What do I do?
If you find an error in a transcription, please email us. Please include in your message the url for the page and the error. For example: "On page http://yearbooks.unl.edu/reader/yearbooks.html?year=1898,318#page/4/mode/1u p the word Glothing should be Clothing."

If I see something offensive what should I do?
Materials in the transcription project are historical. As such, they may contain racial or sexual stereotypes that are inappropriate by today's standards. They have been retained in order to fully represent the materials in their original context. If the offensive text is not in the original but occurred during the transcription process, please email us.

How do I cite a yearbook from this website?
Following the major style guidelines, we suggest you cite this way:

  • Chicago:
    The Cornhusker. Vol. 13. Lincoln, Neb.: University of Nebraska, 1919. http://yearbooks.unl.edu/cdrh/yearbooks/yearbook.php?year=1898,319#page/1/m ode/transcription.
  • MLA:
    The Cornhusker. Vol. 13. Lincoln, Neb.: University of Nebraska, 1919.
  • APA:
    The Cornhusker. (1919) (Vol. 13). Lincoln, Neb.: University of Nebraska. Retrieved from http://yearbooks.unl.edu/cdrh/yearbooks/yearbook.php?year=1898,319#page/1/m ode/transcription

Where can I find the original yearbooks?
You can still page through the original yearbooks in Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, 29 Love Library. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central, Monday-Friday.