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A special collection of yearbooks

We asked readers to share their used or unwanted annuals with us — and they delivered.

A special collection of yearbooks

We asked readers to share their used or unwanted annuals with us — and they delivered.

Coit Yancey may not be an alumnus, but he’s been an avid TCU supporter and fan for decades, partly because of his wife Jane Olive Woodbury Yancy ’45, who passed in 2003.

So when Coit saw our request in the Winter issue for donations of TCU yearbooks, he decided that Jane would have happily contributed her four annuals — 1942-1945 — to the magazine office. They are now part of our growing collection of Horned Frog yearbooks, which are used frequently for content in the magazine.

Inside one of the volumes were the items shown right:  A program of the Graduating Exercises from 1945, a program from the July 1, 1945, worship services at First Methodist Church in Fort Worth and two copies of invitations to the Commencement Exercises held at “eight o’clock at the Honeysuckle Arbor,” — one of which has a deep purple cover made from thin, supple leather.

If you have any Horned Frog annuals you would like to donate, contact us at tcumagazine@tcu.edu or 817-257-7807.

A huge “Thank You” to these friends who also donated old yearbooks:

– Floydette Seal donated the 1964 and 1965 editions that belonged to her late husband, Edwin Seal ’65 (BD ’71)
Martha Ettiene Ryan ’42 donated her 1939, 1940 and 1941 editions
Valeria Carpenter ’92 donated the 1928 edition she found at an antique mall
– Mary Lou Highnote donated a 1953 edition that belonged to her late husband Leonard Luther Highnote.
Bruce Gray ‘76 donated the 1914 and 1915 annuals that belonged to his grandmother Anna Lee Harris ’15