|Scope & Content
6" x 8.75" April 17, 1916 edition of The Optimist, the Bloomington High School Journal published every Three Weeks by the students. Off-white paper cover, soft-bound with stapled spine. At the center of cover is a rectangular illustration of the facade of the Bloomington High School. The back cover has advertisements for Dietz & Coombs (on the Square, East Side) and Wiles Drug Store (The Kodak Store)." The interior includes more local advertisments and list of staff. Contents are under sub-headings "Literary / Editorial / Locals / Sporting News / Jokes / Department / Exchanges."