UNT: The First 50 Years : North Texas Yearbooks


In 1906 North Texas State Normal School students voted to nix the May issue of the Normal Journal and instead publish all annual retrospective content in North Texas’s first yearbook, The Cottontail. North Texas students dedicated their first yearbook to President Joel Sutton Kendall (1901–1906), whom they deemed “simple and courteous in manner, prudent in counsel, firm in decision and execution; a faithful administrative officer, a successful educator, a man pure in motive.” 

The North Texas yearbook was only known as the Cottontail for one year before it was re-named The Yucca, the name used until 1974.