Parnassus, the student yearbook started by Junior Class of Fairmount College in 1902 was published for over 80 years. Volumes generally appeared annually; however as the University grew, the yearbook’s genre became less popular with the student population. After 1986, publication of the Parnassus ceased until 1994 when one final volume was published.

During its years of publication, students’ reflection on campus life, rich textual and visual content, beautiful design, and the inclusion of variety of materials ( academic news, athletics and art events, stories, poetry, photographs, drawing and more) transformed the Parnassus into an encyclopedia of the university’s development from a small liberal arts college to a regional research university. Over 115 years have passed since the publication of the first volume, but Parnassus has not been forgotten. It remains part of Wichita State’s collective cultural memory.

The University Libraries Special Collections & University Archives keeps a complete set of the Parnassus in its collection available for use by historians, Wichita State alumni, and others. Full access to the yearbook, though, has been limited to scholars visiting the library. With proliferation of online archives, the idea of Parnassus Online was born. The University Libraries Technical Services staff digitized the yearbook and published it in SOAR: Shocker Open Access Repository making the Parnassus available for everyone with the Internet access. We hope you enjoy reading Parnassus. Your feedback is welcome; please contact soar@wichita.edu

On the picture: Parnassus Editorial Staff, 1977.

News

This collection currently features the Fairmount College years. Additional University of Wichita and Wichita State University years will be added soon.

Recent Submissions

  • Parnassus 1926 

    Fairmount College (Fairmount College, 1926)
    Includes stories, photographs, and pictures related to the senior, junior, sophomore, and freshmen classes, college history, faculty, directory of Fairmount alumni, the yearbook editorial staff and Sunflower staff, student ...
  • Parnassus 1924 

    Fairmount College (Fairmount College, 1924)
    Includes stories, photographs, and pictures related to the senior, junior, sophomore, and freshmen classes, college history, faculty, directory of Fairmount alumni, the yearbook editorial staff and Sunflower staff, student ...
  • Parnassus 1925 

    Fairmount College (Fairmount College, 1925)
    Includes stories, photographs, and pictures related to the senior, junior, sophomore, and freshmen classes, college history, faculty, directory of Fairmount alumni, the yearbook editorial staff and Sunflower staff, student ...
  • Parnassus 1915 

    Fairmount College (Fairmount College, 1915)
    Includes stories, photographs, and pictures related to the senior, junior, sophomore, and freshmen classes, college history, faculty, directory of Fairmount alumni, the yearbook editorial staff and Sunflower staff, student ...
  • Parnassus 1914 

    Fairmount College (Fairmount College, 1914)
    Includes stories, photographs, and pictures related to the senior, junior, sophomore, and freshmen classes, college history, faculty, directory of Fairmount alumni, the yearbook editorial staff and Sunflower staff, student ...
  • Parnassus 1918 

    Fairmount College (Fairmount College, 1918)
    Includes stories, photographs, and pictures related to the senior, junior, sophomore, and freshmen classes, college history, faculty, directory of Fairmount alumni, the yearbook editorial staff and Sunflower staff, student ...
  • Parnassus 1916 

    Fairmount College (Fairmount College, 1916)
    Includes stories, photographs, and pictures related to the senior, junior, sophomore, and freshmen classes, college history, faculty, directory of Fairmount alumni, the yearbook editorial staff and Sunflower staff, student ...
  • Parnassus 1917 

    Fairmount College (Fairmount College, 1917)
    Includes stories, photographs, and pictures related to the senior, junior, sophomore, and freshmen classes, college history, faculty, directory of Fairmount alumni, the yearbook editorial staff and Sunflower staff, student ...
  • Parnassus 1921 

    Fairmount College (Fairmount College, 1921)
    Includes stories, photographs, and pictures related to the senior, junior, sophomore, and freshmen classes, college history, faculty, directory of Fairmount alumni, the yearbook editorial staff and Sunflower staff, student ...
  • Parnassus 1919 

    Fairmount College (Fairmount College, 1919)
    Includes stories, photographs, and pictures related to the senior, junior, sophomore, and freshmen classes, college history, faculty, directory of Fairmount alumni, the yearbook editorial staff and Sunflower staff, student ...
  • Parnassus 1923 

    Fairmount College (Fairmount College, 1923)
    Includes stories, photographs, and pictures related to the senior, junior, sophomore, and freshmen classes, college history, faculty, directory of Fairmount alumni, the yearbook editorial staff and Sunflower staff, student ...
  • Parnassus 1922 

    Fairmount College (Fairmount College, 1922)
    Includes stories, photographs, and pictures related to the senior, junior, sophomore, and freshmen classes, college history, faculty, directory of Fairmount alumni, the yearbook editorial staff and Sunflower staff, student ...
  • Parnassus 1920 

    Fairmount College (Fairmount College, 1920)
    Includes stories, photographs, and pictures related to the senior, junior, sophomore, and freshmen classes, college history, faculty, directory of Fairmount alumni, the yearbook editorial staff and Sunflower staff, student ...
  • Parnassus 1908 

    Fairmount College (Fairmount College, 1908)
    Includes stories, photographs, and pictures related to the senior, junior, sophomore, and freshmen classes, college history, faculty, directory of Fairmount alumni, the yearbook editorial staff and Sunflower staff, student ...
  • Parnassus 1909 

    Fairmount College (Fairmount College, 1909)
    Includes stories, photographs, and pictures related to the senior, junior, sophomore, and freshmen classes, college history, faculty, directory of Fairmount alumni, the yearbook editorial staff and Sunflower staff, student ...
  • Parnassus 1906 

    Fairmount College (Fairmount College, 1906)
    Includes stories, photographs, and pictures related to the senior, junior, sophomore, and freshmen classes, college history, faculty, directory of Fairmount alumni, the yearbook editorial staff and Sunflower staff.
  • Parnassus 1912 

    Fairmount College (Fairmount College, 1912)
    Includes stories, photographs, and pictures related to the senior, junior, sophomore, and freshmen classes, college history, faculty, directory of Fairmount alumni, the yearbook editorial staff and Sunflower staff, student ...
  • Parnassus 1910 

    Fairmount College (Fairmount College, 1910)
    Includes stories, photographs, and pictures related to the senior, junior, sophomore, and freshmen classes, college history, faculty, directory of Fairmount alumni, the yearbook editorial staff and Sunflower staff, student ...
  • Parnassus 1913 

    Fairmount College (Fairmount College, 1913)
    Includes stories, photographs, and pictures related to the senior, junior, sophomore, and freshmen classes, college history, faculty, directory of Fairmount alumni, the yearbook editorial staff and Sunflower staff, student ...
  • Parnassus 1911 

    Fairmount College (Fairmount College, 1911)
    Includes stories, photographs, and pictures related to the senior, junior, sophomore, and freshmen classes, college history, faculty, directory of Fairmount alumni, the yearbook editorial staff and Sunflower staff, student ...

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