St. Mary’s School, founded in 1842, by Rev. Aldert Smedes, is Raleigh’s oldest continually operating educational institution and the oldest school for girls in the State [1-3]. Many of the school’s yearbooks are now available online at the Internet Archive.
The yearbooks begin with the publication, The Muse, which ran from 1900-1924 and continue with The Stagecoach, which began in 1925. In addition to the class rosters, each yearbook contains a variety of information about the school, the faculty, the students, and their activities.
 Vickers, James. Raleigh, City of Oaks: An Illustrated History. Woodland Hills, Calif: Windsor Publications, 1982. [View the book index]
 St. Mary’s College. National Park Service. Web. 5 May 2012. <http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/raleigh/stm.htm>.
 St. Mary’s: ‘A Thorough and Elegant Education . . .’. USGenWeb Archives. 5 May 2012. <http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wake/bicen/stmarys.txt>
 Waugh, Elizabeth C. North Carolina’s Capital, Raleigh. Raleigh: Junior League of Raleigh, 1967.