Almost all the articles The Campanile has printed over the past century can be examined in the Paly Journalism Archive, which was started in the library about 100 years ago by the librarian at the time, according to current Paly librarian Rachel Kellerman.
Kellerman said librarians have been collecting and preserving Paly’s publications since 1901, when they started developing the print Journalism Archive. The digital archive was only started in 2014 and unveiled in fall of 2017.
According to Kellerman, parent and community volunteers have played a large role in the execution of this project, including former Paly parent Elizabeth Trueman, the Media Boosters organization and junior Charlotte Kadifa. All these volunteers have been working toward achieving the same goal.
“The primary goal is to preserve student voices and make this unique archive available to past present and future students, faculty, and community members,” Kellerman said in an email.
The archive can be used to search for alumni, discover Paly student coverage of major historical events and find similarities and differences between generations, according to Kellerman.
“The archive has great interest for the community as it is a record of Palo Alto’s growth as a city from the unique perspective of students.”
It can be found at http://palyjournalismarchive.pausd.org/.
“I encourage people to explore how art and illustration and eventually photography (visual media) has changed over the years in the various publications,” Kellerman said in an email. “Paly students have always been incredibly creative.”