Senn High School: Yearbooks

A yearbook was published for every year except for 1932, when none was published.  In the early years two yearbooks were published.  They were not yearbooks in the way we know them today.  Rather they were the January or February and June issues of the monthly magazine called the Forum.  The January or February issue was devoted to the graduates as was the June issue.  In time, the Forum ceased to be the monthly magazine and became the name of the yearbook.  In 1922, the yearbook took on a new name–The Centurion–but the name did not last, and the next year it reverted back to the Forum, which has remained the name of the yearbook ever since.

The school has a copy of every issue.  The yearbooks are housed in the school library.

The Archives of the Chicago Board of Education, Room 950, 1 N. Dearborn, has the following issues: 1929, 1933, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1942, 1944, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1983, 1985-1988, 1990-1994, 1996-1999 and 2001-2009. (Call 773-553-1600 to make an appointment to research the archives.)

The Chicago History Museum has the following issues: 1916 (June), 1917 (January and June), 1936, 1938, 1940, 1942-1944 and 1959.  (Click here for the CHM’s yearbook holdings for all Chicago area schools.)

The Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society has the following issues: 1913-1914, 1917-1919, 1923-1924, 1927, 1929-1930, 1933-1936, 1939, 1944-1946, 1948, 1953

Click here for a list of yearbooks the Edgewater Historical Society has in its collections.