Monday, November 21, 2016

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

The library will be closed Wednesday, November 23rd, through Saturday, November 26th, 2016, for Thanksgiving.

We will re-open at 6pm on Sunday, November 27th.

We wish all of the members of the Samford family a safe and enjoyable holiday.

Photograph of female student gathering ingredients as part of Home Economics department, 1966.  For the record, the author was unable to locate photographs in the Samford Digital Archives featuring men cooking.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Library Open House, Friday, November 11th, 10am-2pm

In celebration of Samford’s 175th Anniversary, several events will be taking place in the library on November 11th,  including an open house on the first floor of the library.  

The first matriculation record, where President Sherman listed the names of the first students to attend Samford University (Howard College) in January 1842. 
From 10am until 2pm we will host Samford Memories and Treasures: 175 Years in Review, showcasing Samford history through treasured artifacts and documents that have been preserved since our beginnings in Marion, Alabama. 

A Navy V-12 Uniform that belonged to J.B. Davis.

In the afternoon, honored dignitaries will be gathering on the second floor in preparation for the 175th Anniversary Convocation taking place at 2:30 in the Wright Center. 

You are invited to join us and participate in these once in a lifetime events. 

Light refreshments will be served on the first floor during the open house.

To find out more about Samford’s history and all of the events surrounding the 175th anniversary celebration, visit

We hope to see you there!

Getting materials related to President Sherman and Marion, Alabama ready for display.