Monday, August 31, 2015

Campus Activities: the 1960s through the 1980s

From the late 1950s to the early 1990s, the campus photographer was Lew Arnold. Along with documenting major campus events like Homecoming and Commencement, Arnold photographed smaller moments in student’s lives.

Here are some of his photos of campus activities that are favorites of the Special Collection.

A female student reading on the Quad circa 1960 to 1979. Personally, we’re big fans of her flipped hairstyle.

Greek Week in 1962 with students pointing to their sorority or fraternity affiliations.

Continuing the Greek theme, here is a sorority theme party in 1975. Unfortunately, we don’t know what sorority or what the theme was exactly, but it clearly involved apples.

An impassioned game of tug of war on the quad circa the 1980s.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Welcome (back), Samford!

Everyone here at the Davis Library hopes that you had a wonderful summer!

We want your Fall Semester to be equally successful.

Here are some things to remember to get back into the swing of things.

In the Library:

  • Here's the library's website:

  • To reserve a study room, for individual, group, or practicing a presentation, you'll need to check out the room from the Circulation desk. 

  • All Campus:

    Whether 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.  

    You can visit their webpage here for more information: