In the spring of 1973, a group of photography students at Newton High School took pictures around the campus of the school. This was during the last few months of Newton High School before it was demolished to make way for Newton North High School, which opened in the fall of the same year. These candid photos offer a unique representation of student life at a suburban high school in the early seventies.
As Newton is now building a new high school to replace Newton North, we find ourselves at the same stage in the process. Our goal is to document school life at Newton North in the same way that it was in 1973. These two parallel projects will offer an interesting frame of comparison and a discussion of what is the same, and what has changed, over the last 35 years.
These 241 slides have been stored for 35 years in the archives of Newton North High School Library. Recently three students, Millie Ighodaro, Marissa Petitti, and Greg Bronstein, along with their teacher, Ms. Marcia Downes, volunteered to digitize the slides. After countless hours of work, they have made the collection accessible online along with the original captions.