Yearbook History

University High School students appeared in the SIU Obelisk beginning in the first issue in 1914. U-High began publishing yearbooks of it's own in 1940. The U-High yearbooks were named the Mummy Case from 1940 thru 1951. In the Fall of 1951 U-School moved into Pulliam Hall, which was specifically designed and built for U-School, and the yearbook was renamed the Tower beginning with the 1952 edition. The yearbooks remained the Tower through the 1968 edition, which was the last.

Note that during World War II no yearbooks were published in 1944 & 1945. The Class of 1944 was pictured in the last issue of the year of the Sphinx, the high school newspaper. The newspaper pictures of the Seniors are shown here. We have been unable to locate senior pictures for the Class of 1945.

Yearbook Pictures

Click on a highlighted year in the tables below for the pages available for viewing. The SIU Obelisks contain the yearbook cover and the U-High students. The U-High Mummy Cases and Towers are the entire yearbooks.

SIU Obelisks
1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939

U-High Mummy Cases
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 none 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951

U-High Towers
1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968

Yearbook Collection

Our collection of U-High yearbooks is unfortunately incomplete. We are currently missing 1940 and 1942. If you have either of these years please consider donating them to the Reunion Committee.

Yearbook Donations

We would like to ask that no Mummy Case or Tower ever be discarded by an alumni or family. Rather than let a piece of our history slip away, please donate your unwanted yearbooks to the Reunion Committee. For information on donating yearbooks, please contact Dede Ittner ('57).

Yearbooks on CD

All U-High Mummy Case and Tower yearbooks have been scanned and are available on CD-ROM. The CD is available for a $25 donation to the Univeristy School Scholarship Fund at the SIU Foundation. Send inquiries regarding the Yearbook CD to Dan Christensen ('69). You must have Acrobat Adobe Reader to view the yearbooks on the CD.