Peruse WMU's Past


Until 1975, WMU published an annual, complete yearbook—meaning there are 69 versions of the Brown & Gold. And now, thanks to Archives in University Libraries, they are ALL available online. After 1975, the yearbook became little more than incomplete collections of senior photos, no team or student organization photos were included—these editions have not been digitized.

From almost the very beginning, the collection illustrates the growth and change WMU has fostered and witnessed in the last century. Look at photos of dorm life, campus activities, and rekindle all those fond memories of what it’s like to be a student at Western.

A link to the yearbooks can be found below. Take a moment to peruse a few and learn what life was like on campus ‘back in the day’!


Student Poem, 1909

Student's gather in a dorm room, 1966-67

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