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1921 Auburn Glomerata sells for $406

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  • Amos J Wright
    ________________________________________ From: Network of Alabama Academic Libraries Discussion List [mailto:NAAL-L@BAMA.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Medina, Sue Sent:
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 3, 2008
      From: Network of Alabama Academic Libraries Discussion List
      [mailto:NAAL-L@...] On Behalf Of Medina, Sue
      Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2008 9:25 AM
      To: NAAL-L@...
      Subject: 1921 Auuburn Glomerata for sale $406

      From the Chronicle on Higher Education issue dated June 6, 2008

      Hang onto that yearbook. If one of your classmates becomes famous, it
      may be worth something someday. The online bookseller AbeBooks recently
      compiled a list of the most expensive yearbooks ever sold on its site.
      Here are the top 10:

      1. 1921 Ole Miss Yearbook  - $4,500
      Contains the poem "Nocturne" and some drawings by William Faulkner, who
      had just returned as a student at the University of Mississippi after
      World War I.

      2. 1937 Lincolnian  - $750
      A high-school yearbook inscribed by Frank Herbert, author of Dune.

      3. The Sequoian  - $650
      The baseball legend Jackie Robinson is the star of this yearbook from
      John Muir Technical High School.

      4. 1940 Harvard Freshman Red Book  - $500
      President John F. Kennedy, the folk singer Pete Seeger, and the Broadway
      lyricist Alan Jay Lerner all appear.

      5. A Collection of the Potter Shield, 10 various volumes, 1916-1924  -
      Yearbooks from the Potter School, a San Francisco secondary school.

      6. 1921 Glomerata  - $406
      William Spratling, a renowned silversmith, was art editor of this Auburn
      University yearbook.

      7. 1923 Red and Black  - $375
      From the Haines Institute, a Georgia school for African-American youths.

      8. 1920 Bitterroot  - $300
      A high-school yearbook with a poem by the author Norman Maclean.

      9. 1895 Corks and Curls  - $300
      This University of Virginia annual contains a previously unpublished
      poem, "My Soul," by Edgar Allan Poe.

      10. 1924 Camplog  - $300
      The yearbook of the New York State College of Forestry's summer camp.

      Sue O. Medina, Ph.D.
      Network of Alabama Academic Libraries
      c/o Alabama Commission on Higher Education
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