Abilene Christian University Yearbooks

History

The ACU yearbook, The Prickly Pear, was published from 1916 to 2008. Featured in its pages are notable alumni, including Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Jack Pope, Olympic sprinter Bobby Morrow, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Leeson, and inspirational author Max Lucado.

Each volume is edited by a different student. Notable editors include Batsell Barrett Baxter (1937), Carl Spain (1938), and Charlie Marler (1954). Notable volumes include the 25th, 50th, 75th and 100th Anniversary Editions in 1931, 1956, 1981 and 2006 as well as the then-controversial 1972 edition and the now-controversial 1928 edition. The 1956 50th Anniversary Edition contains a vinyl record and volumes after 2002 each contain a DVD. Items of special interest include articles on the new campus (1930), an interview with comedian Steve Martin (1978), and a timeline of campus social clubs (1997). Special Collections maintains this collection as part of its effort to preserve ACU history and to make it accessible to the public. No volumes are missing from the collection.

About the Collection

The yearbooks contain photos of faculty, students, campus organizations, social clubs and sports teams. Many yearbooks also contain original artwork by students, information on and photographs of important events that took place during that year, information regarding the various groups on campus, and/or tributes to faculty, students, or other important persons who had passed away during the year. Also, some volumes contain historical information about ACU (especially in the Anniversary Editions) and interviews and/or biographies on the past and present ACU faculty and celebrities who visited ACU. These yearbooks were collected by Special Collections from both private donors and from Abilene Christian University. Copyright remains with ACU.



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Abilene Christian University Yearbooks in The Portal to Texas History. University of North Texas Libraries. https://texashistory.unt.edu/explore/collections/ACUY/ accessed July 13, 2024.


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Prickly Pear
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Academic Year 1916
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Academic Year 1917
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Academic Year 1918
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Academic Year 1919
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Academic Year 1920
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Academic Year 1921
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Academic Year 1922
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Academic Year 1923
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Academic Year 1924
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Academic Year 1925
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Academic Year 1926
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Academic Year 1927
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Academic Year 1928
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Academic Year 1929
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Academic Year 1930
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Academic Year 1931
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Academic Year 1932
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Academic Year 1933
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Academic Year 1934
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Academic Year 1935
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Academic Year 1936
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Academic Year 1937
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Academic Year 1938
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Academic Year 1939
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Academic Year 1940
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Academic Year 1941
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Academic Year 1942
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Academic Year 1943
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Academic Year 1944
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Academic Year 1945
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Academic Year 1946
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Academic Year 1947
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Academic Year 1948
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Academic Year 1949
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Academic Year 1950
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Academic Year 1951
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Academic Year 1952
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Academic Year 1953
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Academic Year 1954
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Academic Year 1955
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Academic Year 1956
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Academic Year 1957
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Academic Year 1958
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Academic Year 1959
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Academic Year 1960
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Academic Year 1961
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Academic Year 1962
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Academic Year 1963
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Academic Year 1964
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Academic Year 1965
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Academic Year 1966
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Academic Year 1967
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Academic Year 1968
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Academic Year 1969
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Academic Year 1970
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Academic Year 1971
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Academic Year 1972
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Academic Year 1973
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Academic Year 1974
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Academic Year 1975
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Academic Year 1976
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Academic Year 1977
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Academic Year 1978
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Academic Year 1979
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Academic Year 1980
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Academic Year 1981
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Academic Year 1982
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Academic Year 1983
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Academic Year 1984
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Academic Year 1985
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Academic Year 1986
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Academic Year 1987
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Academic Year 1988
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Academic Year 1989
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Academic Year 1990
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Academic Year 1991
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Academic Year 1992
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Academic Year 1993
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Academic Year 1994
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Academic Year 1995
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Academic Year 1996
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Academic Year 1997
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Academic Year 1998
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Academic Year 1999
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Academic Year 2000
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Academic Year 2001
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Academic Year 2002
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Academic Year 2003
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Academic Year 2004
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Academic Year 2005
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Academic Year 2006
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Academic Year 2007
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Academic Year 2008
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