Beebe Library's collection of annual Wakefield High School Yearbooks is now available online thanks to the digitization assistance of the Boston Public Library. The Yearbooks have been digitally scanned and are now part of the Internet Archive, a non-profit organization founded in 1996 to create an online digital library and preserve it for future historians as well as current users. The archive currently contains well over a million books, as well as extensive collections of media such as newsreels, advertising, cartoons, music, radio shows, and more. Materials in the archive, mostly published prior to the 1920s, are in the public domain and can be used without restrictions.
The library owns High School yearbooks back to 1907, in the form of the Debater, and more recently, the Oracle. All yearbooks are also available in hard copy in the library’s Local History Archives. Please ask at the Reference Desk if you would like to view a hard copy of a particular yearbook. The library is missing hard copies of a small number of years. If you happen to own one of the missing years and would be willing to let us borrow it for scanning purposes, please contact the reference desk at 781-246-6334 x2, or at firstname.lastname@example.org