While the Reveille has mysterious origins, the earliest volume available in the admissions office is from 1895 — apparently the only yearbook left there to represent the 19th century. Reading it, I was happy to find that there really never has been a time when Kenyon wasn’t a bit weird.
In a corner of Ransom Hall, beside the glossy pamphlets and shiny hardcover books by Kenyon authors, lie two shelves full of Kenyon history. Should nervous prospies and their parents opt for alternative reading material while waiting for their tours, they are perfectly free to peruse the Kenyon Reveille — our yearbook — copies of which stretch (unchecked) back to 1904 (as far as I can find). I went looking there for some some throwback gems.