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Samford Memories and Treasures: 175 Years in Review

Exhibit: October 28 – November 21, 2016

The University Library invites you to view an exhibit reviewing 175 years of Samford memories and treasures. Highlighting all three campuses, the display consists of photographs and documents starting with Howard College's founding in Marion, the move to East Lake, and the current location of Homewood.

The exhibit is located on the first floor of the university library, both sides of the grand staircase.


Special Event for Samford Memories and Treasures

Open House, 11/11/2016, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
175 years

There will be an Open House, November 11, 2016, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Refreshments and cookies provided.

Preserved, rare, and treasured items from Samford's history will be on display to provide a glimpse back in to the past and to reminisce about key times on campus.


175 Years in Review

a few selections from Samford Memories and Treasures exhibit

I think the difference [between the campuses] is being larger in numbers...
The spirit is still there.
-Virginia Eagles Deturk, class of '35

Marion: Early Beginnings 1841-1887

Howard College

View of Howard College, unknown date

Cadets in a line

East Lake: The Move to the New City 1887-1957

1901 team

Inter-collegiate champions 1901

First female graduate after coeducation

Lula Mehaffey

First female graduate of Howard College after the reintroduction
of co-education in the 1913-14 school year

Homewood: The Campus That Never Was

Major Davis Conceptualizing the new Homewood campus

Major Davis envisions the new Homewood campus

Homewood: The Campus That Came to Be 1957-Present

Howard College is earns University status

Howard College becomes Samford University




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