Source: University Archives, SL2650/2

The Tecoan 1923

The Tecoan 1923

Staff Person: Suellyn Lathrop

From 1914 to 1919 the students and teachers had published the Training School Quarterly a multi-purpose periodical containing lesson plans, articles, reports on student activities, photos of graduates and alumni news. In 1921 the Training School became East Carolina Teachers College with a four year program. The growth of the school led to the debut of the Tecoan in 1923. It was the first yearbook published by the students of East Carolina Teachers College. The name Tecoan is taken from the words TEachers COllege ANnual. It was published each year until 1952.  In 1953 the students began publishing the Buccaneer which ran until 1976. Some mismanagement of funds by the SGA and a general lack of interest on the part of the students led to a two year suspension in publication. A short run was published between 1979 and 1990 and last year a centennial edition came out. The Treasure Chest video yearbooks were produced from 1992 to 1997. Photos of seniors have been scanned and are available online in the University Archives Photograph Collection.

The Tecoan 1952

The Tecoan 1952

In University Archives the publications are part of the Student Media Board records. In North Carolina Collection they have the call numbers: LD 1741 E44 T72x – Training School Quarterly, LB 1927 E3x – Tecoan and Buccaneer.

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