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Yearbooks were an old tradition which, perforce, fell out of favor when the field grew so much as to make them impractical.

Year Title Compiler
1938 Yearbook of 1938 Bob Tucker
1939 1939 Yearbook of Science, Weird & Fantasy Fiction Bob Tucker
1940 1940 Yearbook of Science, Fantasy & Weird Fiction Franklyn Brady and A. Ross Kuntz
1941 FFF's Yearbook of Science, Weird & Fantasy Fiction for 1941 Julius Unger
1941 The Fanzine Yearbook -- 1941 Bob Tucker
1945 The Fanzine Yearbook -- 1945 Bob Tucker
1946 The Fanzine Yearbook -- 1946 Bob Tucker
1958 The Science Fiction Yearbook, 1958 Edition Editors of Science Fiction Times
1979 The International Science Fiction Yearbook Colin Lester
1979 File 770 #10 Mike Glyer
1980 File 770 #19 Mike Glyer

It's worth noting that Gardner Dozois's long-running Year's Best series had up to 100 pages of introduction which covered many of the topics of a Yearbook.

from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959
In Third Fandom and previously, annual indexes of proz and listings of fmz were published under this general name. (One of these, in 1939, even appeared on the newsstands…in Bloomington Illinois, that is.) Of the Yearbook in a wider sense, the review of all activity in our field during a year, memorable examples were the two Fantasy Reviews of Joe Kennedy ("Vampire Yearbooks") for 1945 and '46, and the LASFS/Fantasy Foundation production for 1948. The practice died out after 1948, but Guy Terwilleger's Best of Fandom collections were sort of yearbooks for 1957-58, and the FANNISH, annish of newszine FANAC, was a revival of the full-coverage style.

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