Thursday, July 6, 2017

Throwback Thursday - Marion Campus

Image courtesy of the Samford University Library Special Collection.

One of the earliest pictures we have of the old Howard College campus in Marion, Alabama.  There are two dates written in pencil on the back of the photograph: 1870 and 1907.  As the college relocated to the East Lake campus in 1887 we believe the first date is more accurate.




Thursday, June 29, 2017

BONUS Throwback Thursday - U.S. Centennial Flag

As we prepare to celebrate our nation's independence next week during the July 4th holiday, we thought it might be fitting to share one of the treasured artifacts housed in the Samford University Library's Special Collection -- a hand-sewn linen United States flag from 1876.

Images courtesy of the Samford University Library Special Collection.

The flag features 37 stars (the number of U.S. states at the time) and is signed by "M. Baker" -- further research identifies her as Matilda Baker, a shopkeeper in her early 50s at the time the flag was made.

Click here for more information about Matilda Baker and the U.S. Centennial Flag

Click here to learn more about items from the Samford University Library Special Collection



Throwback Thursday - Old Main

Image courtesy of the Samford University Library Special Collection.


Photograph of "Old Main" building at Howard College's East Lake campus in Birmingham in 1949.  If something was happening on campus, it likely happened here.



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Library Hours for the July 4th Holiday

Image source: Wikimedia Commons

The Samford University Library will be CLOSED Tuesday, July 4th, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.  We will be open the following hours during the preceding weekend:

  • Friday, June 30th:  7:30am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday, July 1st:  10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday, July 2nd:  1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Monday, July 3rd:  7:30am - 8:00pm

We will resume our normal summer hours on Wednesday, July 5th.

For more information about the library's hours of operation, please click HERE.




Thursday, June 22, 2017

Throwback Thursday - 1925 Glee Club

Image courtesy of the Samford University Library Special Collection.

A photograph of the Howard College Glee club in 1925. On back the some of the students are identified as A.H. Eubank, E.N. House, Peyton A. Eurona and Frank Aokins (directing).






Thursday, June 15, 2017

Throwback Thursday - Campus Construction

Image courtesy of the Samford University Library Special Collection.

Major Harwell Davis (President 1939-58), Frank P. Samford, and Paul A. Redmond at the construction site of the Homewood campus' administration building, now known as Samford Hall.