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Yearbooks a Social Science Tool?

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Dr. John Thelin

Can data for social science research be gleaned from a yearbook entry? Or are yearbooks mere pieces of nostalgia? Dr. John Thelin, historian and professor of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation at the University of Kentucky College of Education, provides his take in a piece for Inside Higher Ed. His new book, Going to College in the Sixties, is scheduled for publication by Johns Hopkins University Press in November.