As the magazine of the Texas Exes, The Alcalde has united alumni and friends of The University of Texas at Austin for nearly 100 years. The Alcalde serves as an intellectual crossroads where UT's luminaries - artists, engineers, executives, musicians, attorneys, journalists, lawmakers, and professors among them - meet bimonthly to exchange ideas. Its pages also offer a place for Texas Exes to swap stories and share memories of Austin and their alma mater. The magazine's unique name is Spanish for "mayor" or "chief magistrate"; the nickname of the governor who signed UT into existence was "The Old Alcalde."
Southwestern College?s online yearbook archive began in 2010 as a way of celebrating the 125th anniversary of the college?s founding. Prompted by the Alumni Office, the scanning was carried out by staff and student workers at Deets Library, and the Office of Communications assisted with technical aspects. Stacy Sparks, associate professor of journalism, has provided digital versions of the Moundbuilder since the project?s unveiling in 2010.?We hope you enjoy this convenient way to peruse the history of Southwestern through yearbooks. Note: Even though they are called "yearbooks," SC didn't begin publishing them annually until 1921. So you will see the first several years are somewhat sporadic.