A New HathiTrust Collection for the New Academic Year

Start the new year with a look at some Historical Advice to Undergrads. Covering the period from 1856 to 1941, these guides, handbooks, and (let's be frank) sermons offer advice on scheduling your time, choosing appropriate courses, being popular, and remaining virtuous in the face of the temptations that will surround you on campus.

There are books aimed at women (The American College Girl), at international students (Guide Book for Foreign Students in the United States), and at Illini freshmen (Facts for Freshmen Concerning the University of Illinois), as well as a number of general titles that promise to tell you how to get the most out of college. Whether you are a youngest son or only child, a "genius" or a "moron", or an athlete, there are titles with good old-fashioned hints to help you through your college career.