26 Aug 2015

MDCC Yearbook and Newspaper Archives Go Digital


The Mississippi Delta Community College’s Library digitized the complete run of the College’s yearbooks, Retrospect, from the first volume in 1925 through 2015.

Volumes were scanned cover-to-cover in full color. Online visitors can page through volumes, search the full text, download PDFs and view them on Kindles.

Also available digitally are volumes of college newspapers known as The Sunflower Petals. For each issue of Retrospect, optical character recognition was applied to make every word on every page fully searchable.

Kristy Bariola, MDCC’s Director of Library Services, led the digitization process. “We are very excited to be able to provide this resource,” stated Bariola. “Collections unique to Mississippi Delta Community are now available to the public via digital access.”

Funding for this project was provided by the MDCC Alumni & Foundation, Inc. “Alumni and friends of Sunflower Junior College, Mississippi Delta Junior College and Mississippi Delta Community College can now browse online to learn of friends, family members and the college’s history through this valuable resource,” stated Foundation Executive Director Reed Abraham.

Click here to visit the digital archives

You can also find the link on the MDCC website in the Library section (Quick Links) under Digital Yearbooks and Newspapers.