Scope of Collection
The Maria College “Reflections” Yearbook Collection prevailed from 1967-1976 and 1980.
The Yearbooks contain photographs of of Maria College clubs, student senate, and student activities. Local government officials and religious leaders such as Mayor Erastus Corning II and Bishop Scully, and advertisements from local vendors are also included in the photographs. Some of the yearbooks contain poetry or sayings as a “Reflection” of the students’ memories made at Maria College. For example, in the 1980 issue of the yearbook, it details the adoption of the Maria College Logo, and its history and representation. In this issue, there are illustrations of the activities of Maria College such as: the Maria Olympics, raffles, holidays, the gift of life, and ale.
The most entertaining yearbook of the collection is the 1975 issue. It deals with astrology. The yearbook staff researched all students, faculty and staff members’ astrological signs. Each astrological sign is introduced by the yearbook staff with a letter of personal characteristics of the zodiac. The students had a bit of fun by sharing photographs of celebrities, government officials and famous actors and actresses of the who’s who of the zodiac.