1943: Year Without a Yearbook
Rationing for Victory: 1943 Saw No Yearbook
Rationing would become common for everyone throughout the entire war, whether it be foodstuffs, gasoline, rubber, silk, even paper. So as the school year began in September of 1942, a mere ten months into the war, the Los Angeles City School District made a decision not allow any school to publish an annual (or yearbook). This selfless act was done to save paper for the war effort and students were told they could save each one of their school newspapers (the Garfield Log) throughout the year, and this collection would serve as their yearbook.
Senior Photos Appeared in the Log
A group senior photo appeared in the January 28th issue of the Log for the Winter Class of 1943 and separate senior photos in the June issue of the Log for the Summer Class of 1943. These were the only two graduating classes to not have produced a yearbook, as the tradition of printing a yearbook was reinstated the following school year.
Peruse the Only Logs to Become a Yearbook
Digital copies of the Garfield Logs, with September 25th, 1942 edition announcing no annuals for Los Angeles schools. The January, 1943 edition shows the class of Winter, 1943, this unfortunately, being their only class photo. The June, 1943 issue below contains the class of Summer, 1943. All the issues of the Garfield Log printed from September, 1942 through June, 1943 made up their yearbook. To see their entire year in the Log, visit the Garfield Log (School Newspaper) on the Red Links in the upper right.
Digital Copies of the
Garfield Log for September 25, 1942, January 28, 1943 and June 24, 1943, are below: