In 2001, we let our membership know we would accept any yearbooks they wanted to donate. The first yearbooks we received were used to build a Yearbook Library. Through the generous donation of many alumni, we were able to build a collection of one yearbook for every West graduation year starting with 1912 through 2018 – except 1913, 1917, and 1994.
Our Yearbook Library is a great resource for our newsletter editor to verify graduation years, find articles and pictures for the Alumni Newsletter, and look for information we often get questions for from alumni and alumni families.
These generous yearbook donations have resulted in us having multiple yearbooks for several years, especially for the graduation years of the 1920s through the 1950s. We often receive yearbooks when an alum is downsizing a home, when two alums are married and have duplicate yearbooks, and when a deceased alums family donates yearbooks.
We offer the extra yearbooks to our alumni with a donation to our Alumni Scholarship Foundation! The donation request is $25 for yearbooks from 1959 and prior and $30 for yearbooks from 1960 and after. So far we have had alumni make donations for over 400 yearbooks. That is almost $12,000 of donations for our Alumni Scholarship Foundation.
If you are interested in donating a yearbook or having one of the yearbooks listed below, contact . If shipping a yearbook to you is required, the shipping amount will be added to the donation amount we request.
Yearbooks Currently Available
from the 1910s – 1914
from the 1920s – 1920, 1921, 1922, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929
from the 1930s – all years are available
from the 1940s – all years are available
from the 1950s – all years are available except 1958
from the 1960s – 1961, 1966, 1967
from the 1970s – sorry, none available at this time
from the 1908s – 1987, 1988, 1989
from the 1990s – 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
from the 2000s – 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007,
from the 2010s – 2011