Old Santa Barbara High Yearbooks

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By Greg

Can Edhat readers suggest options with these SBHS Olive and Gold Yearbooks from 1916 and 1918.  Have no idea how these came into my possession.   Are they of value to anyone?  


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a-1615487982 Mar 11, 2021 10:39 AM
Old Santa Barbara High Yearbooks

Hi Greg, I would love them! My grandparents were high school sweethearts and graduated in 1917 and 1918. Could I pick them up or could you drop them off? thanks, nancy

Minibeast Mar 11, 2021 10:52 AM
Old Santa Barbara High Yearbooks

I wish you could share some photos with us. Any famous Santa Barbarans or cool location shots?

Stray Mar 11, 2021 01:05 PM
Old Santa Barbara High Yearbooks

Did you ask the librarian at Santa Barbara High School?

Past experience: my mother's high school was very appreciative when I donated her yearbooks, circa 1937, to them.

a-1615538087 Mar 12, 2021 12:34 AM
Old Santa Barbara High Yearbooks

Please give them to the high school library or ask SB Historical Museum or other local appropriate group if they want them. Make sure they already have them, available to the public, before you give them away or sell them. I'm just a believer that historical documents should be available to the public, to us.

Luvaduck Mar 12, 2021 06:46 AM
Old Santa Barbara High Yearbooks

While a private party would love to have them, particularly for free or resale, because they are over 100 years old, they should go to a museum or to the high school so anyone can see them or look up ancestors. No one alive now has their pictures in them.

CelesteBarber Mar 12, 2021 07:29 AM
Old Santa Barbara High Yearbooks

YES! Please consider donating them to the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society for their Sahyun Library. There is a section on the library shelves for yearbooks from our area schools. The library is open and free to the general public. (They also welcome membership.) This would be an excellent donation, as the yearbooks will be easily (and safely) accessible to the community. Type in "sbcgs" and that should get you directly to their website. You can make contact there. Highly reputable and respected non-profit group.

a-1615565244 Mar 12, 2021 08:07 AM
Old Santa Barbara High Yearbooks

Interesting idea re: Sayhun Library - thank you Celestebarber and also to Edhat for being open to this posting.

sbarbarian Mar 12, 2021 08:22 AM
Old Santa Barbara High Yearbooks

The SBHS Alumni Association is happy to receive donations of yearbooks and other memorabilia...sports programs, theatre programs, literally anything "Don." Items can be dropped off at the library or to the Principal's secretary. If you need or want a particular yearbook, we can supply one for a donation to our scholarship fund for graduating seniors. Any questions? Our email address is sbhsalumiassoc@gmail.com.

CreekMoe Mar 12, 2021 09:13 AM
Old Santa Barbara High Yearbooks

Would be fun to see what happened to the Class of 1917 and 1918.

Even The Statistics would be interesting? Or find the Bios from Obits?

And think of the changes they saw in the world or technology. Events.

They still make Birthday Cards that tell what was going on in the year
someone was born. Or can use them for Graduation information also.

So these grads were born Centurions - or around 1900. Or "The Y1.9Ks".
Or 'Gen T'?

a-1615574077 Mar 12, 2021 10:34 AM
Old Santa Barbara High Yearbooks

Please advise where the SBHS alumni Association would store the books and if/ how others might have access to them. There are more recent SBHS yearbooks I have.

Brooklyn Mar 13, 2021 04:53 PM
Old Santa Barbara High Yearbooks

Please donate any SBHS yearbooks or other memorabilia to the SBHS Alumni Association. All items are stored in the Alumni Room on campus. Yearbooks are available for purchase/donation. Any monies received goes to the SBHS Alumni Association scholarships for current and alumni.

Lots of fabulous information on their website. Also, great gift giving ideas for that special Don!

Please visit their website at: https://www.sbdonsalumni.com/

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