The Record is an unsurpassed source for the history and culture of the university. The online collection The Record. Chico State University Yearbook now contains all the volumes (1896-1997).
The Normal Record, from 1896 to 1919 are scanned and enhanced by OCR (Optical Character Recognition) which allows this resource to be full text searchable. The 1920 to 1997 Records, are continuously being digitized and processed, so some may be searchable, and some may not. Do continue to check Chico Digital Collections for updates.
Chico Normal School class officers
"Joshes" or Jokes section
Here are some interesting and noteworthy articles which have appeared in the Record over the years:
May 1898 - Characteristics of the Chinese and Japanese by Edgar A. Boyles
November 1898 - Program for the Northern California Teachers' Association held at the State Normal School in Chico
September 1899 - Racial Traits in the group activity of Children by President van Liew
April 1910 - Charter Day Celebration Issue
June 1911 - The Negro in the South by Lydia Bonnifield & A Short Discussion on the Eight Hour Law for Women by Maud Will
January 1915 - Caught in the Net by the Editor Gladstone Lawrence, who highlights Chico Normal School President Allison Ware’s shifting emphasis by towards athletics, in order to make Chico Normal ‘a man’s school’.
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