University of South Carolina
Lancaster Collegiate Yearbooks
Collegiate yearbooks became came a thing of the past during
the 1990s. New forms of media, rising costs, and dwindling
sales led many colleges and universities to cease publication.
The University of South Carolina Lancaster published their
last yearbook in 1992. In 1994 the University of South Carolina
ended nearly 100 years of tradition as the Garnet and Black went
to a magazine format.
USCL yearbooks cover 22 years of campus history, from 1963-1983
and 1992. There were several different formats and name
changes during this period.
Garnet and Black, 1963-1969
1963-1965 Garnet and Black Centers Edition
1966-1969 Garnet and Black Regional Campuses Edition
Garnet and Black, the official yearbook of the University
of South Carolina began publishing annuals for satellite campuses
in 1963. Originally called “Centers”; “Regional
Campus” later became the name of choice. Longtime Lancaster
residents however for many years referred to USCL simply as
Early editions compiled information from all campuses together
making it difficult to create a digital collection devoted
solely to Lancaster. Later editions devoted small sections
to each campus yet continued to group all class photographs
Excalibur, 1970-1978, 1992
USCL began to publish their own yearbook in 1970 and continued
this tradition for several years. Of special note was the
1975 spiral-bound annual which had students and faculty grouped
together by zodiac signs.
Synthesis originally began as a merger of the school’s
literary magazine and newspaper in 1977. In 1978 the decision
was made to merge Synthesis with the yearbook and
switch the format to that of a magazine.