Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Madwoman of Challiot

This year, the School of the Arts is turning 100 years old.

In honor of that celebration, the Special Collection department wanted to share some photographs of the play Madwoman of Challiot which was performed twice in campus. The Masquers, the campus drama club and predecessor to the Theater Department, performed the play in 1966 and then again in 1972.

The play tells the story of Countess Aurelia, the madwoman of the title, who with the help of a team of eccentrics, stops corrupt businessmen from drilling for oil in the center of Paris.

The Madwoman of Challiot cast in 1966.

We don’t know the exact order of the photo, but according to our records the cast in 1966 was Becky Bates, Dedaliles, Linda Lee Bolen, Harriett Gibbs, Ken Hall, Dale Vinson, Sonny Helton, Mattlyn Wren, Eddie Austin, Bil Almquist, Fred Moss, Orbie Medders, John Pollett, Cleve Paine, Mike McCall, Sidney White, Jack Stewart, Jim Etheredge, Cathi Ford, Martha Jarrett, Harla McCundy, Hunter Simpson, Caryl Hawkins, Carolyn Rudd, Ken Wolfskill, Bill Pendergrass, Joe Wingand and Rodney Fitzgerald.

The Madwoman of Challiot in performance in 1972.
While we don’t know the names of all the actors in the 1972 performance, we do know it was one of two plays performed that year. The other was “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Welcome Back!

The library hopes that everyone enjoyed the holidays and Jan term, whether taking a class here, studying abroad, or committing yourself to impacting our world in all of the wonderful ways that make Samford students outstanding.

Now, back to business!

Here are some things you can do to be prepared for Spring in the Library:

In the Library:
  • Here's the library's website:
  • And here's where you can find our hours:
    • Our hours are subject to change during Midterms and Finals, when we usually stay open later to help you get more study time in.
  • To reserve a study room, for individual, group, or practicing a presentation, you'll need to check out the room from the Circulation desk. 
  • Ask Us!  You can find reference librarians on the 2nd floor of the library, and we are exited and available to help you. You can text us, tweet us, call us, drop by, or make an appointment.  Don't underestimate this valuable resource! 
All Campus:
  • When you're here in the library, or anywhere else on campus be mindful of your laptops and any other materials or devices.  Do not leave them unsecured!  We have an open campus, and thefts do happen. 
    • When you're in the library, we have cables available to check out for securing laptops.
  • If you have had something stolen, or feel threatened, or if you see suspicious activity, please, call Public Safety at 205-726, 2020.  

Friday, December 11, 2015

Holiday Hours at the Library

Congrats on wrapping up your finals, Samford, and congratulations to all of our December graduates!

The library will begin holiday hours today.

From Godey's Lady's Book in December of 1850, courtesy of the Samford Special Collection

Merry Christmas and happy New Year!

We wish you peace, love, and joy this holiday season.

Le deseamos la paz , amor y alegría estas vacaciones.

אנו מאחלים לכם שלום , אהבה ,ושמחה בעונת החגים
نتمنى لكم السلام والمحبة و الفرح في عطلة هذا الموسم


Ni deziras al vi pacon , amon kaj ĝojon ĉi ferio sezono.
우리는 당신에게 평화 , 사랑, 기쁨 이 휴가 시즌 을 기원합니다
Мы желаем
вам мира , любви, радости и в этот праздничный сезон 

 Vi önskar dig fred, kärlek och glädje denna feriesäsong.
tam, bang je yImaq DaneHchugh maH maqtagh QI'lop

Monday, November 30, 2015

Guess the Number of Books in the Tree and Win!

Guess, Follow,

1. Guess the number of books in the book tree.
2. Follow @SamfordULibrary on Twitter.
3. Tag us with your best guess.
4. Win!

Contest open to all. In the event of a tie, winner will be chosen at random from the correct entries. Winners will be notified via Twitter.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving! Holiday Hours

The year which is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies.…I do, therefore, invite my fellow citizens…to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens.

The Davis Library will be on a holiday schedule this weekend and next week.

"Thanksgiving Celebration." The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide.
Abington: Helicon, 2015. Credo Reference. Web. 20 Nov. 2015.
We will be closed Saturday and Sunday, November 21 and 22, and we will re-open from 8:00 -4:30 Monday and Tuesday, November 23 and 24.

The library will be closed November 25th through November 28th to observe the University Thanksgiving break.  

We will open on Sunday, November 29th, from 6pm until Midnight.

You can always check our hours on our website,

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Celebrate Liz Wells with us @ Homecoming

Come celebrate esteemed historian Liz Wells with us during Samford Homecoming 2015!

Liz with a piece of the famed Sherman Oak.

When: 10am Saturday, November 7th, 2015

Where: The Library tent on the quad in front of the Davis Library

Who: All Liz appreciators and Samford family and friends

Why: Because Liz rocks!

Liz hops off into retirement.

Liz Wells will be retiring in December after many years of service to Samford University.

Join us for refreshments, remembering, and celebrating.

We hope to see you there!

Liz knows her stuff about Samford's stuff.