Beverly High School Librarian Barbara Fecteau and a parent volunteer are resuming digitization of the Beverly High School Aegis. The Aegis is one of the longest-running student publications in the country, spanning over 100 years of unbroken publication. Most recently issues from 1902, 1903, 1928, and 1929 have been digitized. These issues offer a unique glimpse at student life, opinions, and attitudes through journalistic, expository, and fiction writing. They are also visually interesting, full of advertisements and cartoons. In the early years of The Aegis the magazine attempted to cover all aspects of student life, including sports, the arts, and activities both within and outside school.
In the future we hope to add hypertexted tables of contents for each digitized issue.