Thursday, October 19, 2017

Throwback Thursday - A Capella Choir in England, 1979

Image courtesy of the Samford University Library Special Collection

Today's "Throwback Thursday" photo is from the Samford University a cappella choir's tour of England in 1979.  We don't know who all these students are, but choir director Gene Black is the gent leaning on the sign.



Thursday, October 12, 2017

Throwback Thursday - 1953 Nursing Class Fishing Trip

Photo courtesy of the Samford University Library Special Collection.
This faded photo shows nursing students on the Birmingham Baptist Hospital class fishing trip in 1953.  Unfortunately we don't know if the fish were biting that day as nobody recorded any catches (which sadly sounds about like most of my fishing trips).




Thursday, October 5, 2017

Throwback Thursday - Marion Campus, 1870s

Photo courtesy of the Samford University Library Special Collection

This week we visit the site of Howard College's original campus in Marion, Alabama as it appeared in the 1870s.  The barracks, dining hall and chapel are visible in this photograph, which was donated to the library by Mrs. Sam Granade in September 1960.



Thursday, September 28, 2017

Throwback Thursday - Relaxing on the Lawn in 1945

Photo courtesy of the Samford University Library Special Collection

This photograph shows Howard College students sitting out on the East Lake campus lawn socializing. Pictured are Orwin Petty, Virginia Ingram, Margaret Ann Miller, and Dot Fuller.

This was published in "Educational Opportunities Offered to Veterans at Howard College" Pictorial Bulletin 4, November 1945, page 17.  The caption read, "A Veteran Back 'In Pleasant Surroundings.'"



Thursday, August 31, 2017

Throwback Thursday - 1949 Classroom

Photo courtesy of the Samford University Library Special Collection

An undated photograph of students in class at Howard College's East Lake campus. The photograph has been stored with others from 1949, but may not be related.



Thursday, August 24, 2017

Throwback Thursday - Move-In Day

Image courtesy of the Samford University Library Special Collection

Tomorrow is the big day as students officially move in for Fall 2017!  As a means of saying "WELCOME" to all those coming back for another year, along with those incoming freshmen beginning their own Samford Story, here's a Throwback Thursday picture of two young ladies doing the same.  While the photo itself is undated, we believe that it dates back to either the 1960s or 1970s.