We’ve had a look at US college yearbooks before under our Everyday People heading and we’re going back to college again, this time to the University of Iowa and the yearbook all the kids are, or should we say were, calling The Hawkeye. It ran from 1892 through to 1992 with a brief hiatus in the mid-1970s but unfortunately has not been published for some twenty years now due to lack of funds.
Surely one of life’s guilty pleasures is looking back at photos from one’s youth when you thought you were the coolest kid on the block and now realise how toe-curlingly unhip you really were – well that pleasure has been denied to the good students of Iowa and we say the world is a worse place for missing out on it. To demonstrate what they really could be looking back on we’ve got a selection of images from The Hawkeye between 1966 and 72. See how the fashions gradually change over the years, read really bad poetry, study the Rastafari Botanical Herbs and Spices shop front and admire as what can only be described as a stoical three-person Vietnam Vigil demo takes place bringing generations together united in a strangely static protest.