University Libraries' Digital Collections now has a Southern Miss Yearbook Digital Collection available for browsing online. Check out all 91 yearbooks from 1914 to 2015 by clicking here.
The school's yearbook made its debut in 1914 as the Neka Camon, a Native American term meaning "The New Spirit." With the exceptions of 1918 and 1919, the Neka Camon was published annually through 1931. Publication was halted from 1932 through 1937 due in large part to the Great Depression. Publication was resumed in 1938 and has been continuous since that time. In 1940, when the school's name was changed to Mississippi Southern College, the yearbook's name was changed to The Southerner, and so it remains today.