If you caught our recent back-to-school blog post, you might recall that Trapper Keepers were mentioned. For those who may be unfamiliar, this game-changing notebook system, introduced in 1978, consisted of a series of folders with vertical pockets, held together inside a binder with a secure closure. Even if you dropped your stuff in a rush to get to class, everything inside would stay secure, preventing you from having to scramble to gather up a bunch of loose papers. Genius.
As you’ve probably figured out, Classmates has a soft spot for this retro school supply, and we thought the subject deserved further attention. Without further ado, here’s a look back at some of our favorites: