Thursday, October 31, 2013

Special Collection Open House Today, 2-4pm

Light refreshments will be served. Don't miss it!

What:  Visit the Special Collection's Open House
When: October 31st, 2013, from 2-4pm
Where:  the Lower Level of the Library
Who: Our archivists and you
Why: It’s where Samford History Lives 

October is National Archives Month when archives both large and small are celebrated around the country. Actively collecting and organizing unique materials, archives bring the past into the present by preserving and protecting the flotsam and jetsom that are later formed into history.

History is born out of Archives.

And here on Samford’s campus, the library’s Special Collection department takes care of Samford’s history, Alabama Baptist history, Alabama history and all sort of other things like rare books and pamphlets,  civil war surgical tools, beautiful maps,  three lotus slippers, and drafts and proofs of Charles Spurgeon'sermons.  

The Special Collection is open from 9am to 5 pm Monday through Friday for any member of campus or the public who would like to handle our materials.

Founded in 1957, the Special Collection is proud to have been built entirely on gifts. Generous professors, alumni and members of the public have given wonderful materials for student’s use. 

Visit today!

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