Monday, October 28, 2013

Special Collection's Favorite Things, Part One

In honor of American Archives Month, the Samford Special Collection and University Archives is hosting an open house Thursday, October 31st, from 2 to 4 pm.  

To get everyone geared up for the occasion, the amazing folks in Special Collections got together some of their favorite things, and we're listing them here, along with their particular reasons for appreciating these treasures.
Chelsea + Stuffed Bulldog Mascot circa: 1950
"The dog kinda freaks me out, honestly. But it’s that part of him that makes him a fun part of the collection, and also an interesting piece of Samford’s history."—Chelsea Pennington, Student Assistant

Alicia + Architectural Rendering of the Wright Center
"I am an interior architecture student, so all the architectural drawings and paintings of the campus are very interesting to me. I love this painting of the Wright Center because it is not only beautiful, but a very accurate rendering." – Alicia Alexander, Student Assistant

Bradley + Geneva Edition of the Bible printed in 1595 
“The Geneva Bible is truly a historically significant part of our collection. Predating the King James Bible by 51 years, it is largely based on William Tyndale's translations from the original Hebrew and Greek. It even includes study aids! Not bad for being first published in 1560.”—Bradley Harris, Microfilm Assistant

More favorite things to follow in the coming days, so stay tuned!

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