The continual growth of Dartmouth College has made it harder and harder each year to learn the records and abilities of the entering class. This Year Book is published with the hope that it will satisfy a want for information in much the same way as does the Yale Blue Book and the Harvard Red Book. If it succeeds in giving its readers a good knowledge of the composition of 1915, we shall feel fully repaid.
nose-rubbing-for-luck fame), are shown. The book provides each student's full name, nickname, fraternity, hometown, high school attended and activities in which they participated, and dorm address at Dartmouth. Particularly interesting is the section entitled "1915 Statistics," which includes data compiled from information provided by 353 members of the class. From this we learn that the class of 1915 came from 192 preparatory and high schools, of which "only 11 have a representation numbering five or more." The school that provided the most entering freshmen that year? Phillips Exeter (twelve). The book also provides information about the entering students' parents; for example, how many were college graduates (76 fathers -- of which 19 were Dartmouth men -- and 16 mothers), the schools from which they graduated, and fathers' professions. Data on the religious preference of class members is also provided. The 1915 book appears to have been published in the spring of 1912, as it also includes summaries of the class performances in track, football, basketball, and hockey.
In 2009 the College decided to stop publishing the Green Book (or 'shmenu, as it was sometimes called), so the class of 2012, who will graduate this spring, is the last class to have one.