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Call for Unity
Eight White Alabama ClergymenJanuary 10-February 26, 2022
A Call for Unity refers to the public statement released on Good Friday, April 12, 1963 by eight white Alabama clergymen criticizing confrontational demonstrations "directed and led in part by outsiders." Instead they call for negotiation of racial issues among local leaders "to unite locally in working peacefully for a better Birmingham." And to pursue the cause of racial issues in the courts. The Birmingham News printed the statement, April 13, 1963.
The informative display includes the public statement by eight Alabama clergymen, newspaper articles around the event and brief information about the clergymen. The clergymen descriptions are taken from the book Blessed are the Peacemakers by S. Jonathan Bass. Display installed west side of the library's grand staircase.
Letter from the Birmingham Jail
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.January 10-February 26, 2022
Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested during a civil rights march in Birmingham, Alabama, April 12, 1963. King wrote Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 13, 1963. His letter is considered to be one of the most important texts of the Civil Rights movement.
The panels include all 21 pages of his letter. Display installed east side of the library's grand staircase.
Howard '21 and Samford '71October 4-November 19, 2021
Select photos of Howard's 1921, Samford's 1971, and 2021 Homecoming. Photos and text are taken from the Crimson and Entre Nous, highlighting classes of 1922 and 1972. Also mentioned are the supporting Special Collection Digital Collections and SC's Virtual Homecoming event. Display installed west side of the library's grand staircase.
Corts, Westmoreland and Dr. TaylorOctober 4-November 19, 2021
The University Library exhibits, Inaugurations, on the east side of the library's grand staircase on the 1st floor. Highlighting Samford's past two presidents and our present, Dr. Beck Taylor. For more information about the inauguration of President Beck A. Taylor, visit the Samford.edu
The Samford Mace
What is that?October 4-November 19, 2021
Parts of the mace, history and symbolism, explained. Display located east side of the library's grand staircase.
Notable African Americans
Artists, Authors & Poets
Influential & Inspirational LeadersJanuary 13—March 27, 2020
The University Library exhibits, Notable African Americans, around the library's grand staircase on the 1st floor. Highlighting African American History Month, we celebrate contributions that African American writers, poets, musicians, political figures, historians and scientists have made to Samford, our country and the world. The display refreshes content in March, focusing on female African American writers.
Local artist and calligrapher, Jordan Hughes, created the white package tags for our festive display. Display panels and ornament filled shadow box display tables are on both sides of the grand staircase, when you enter the library.
Happy Birthday Alabama
Alabama 200 BicentennialOctober 3-November 22, 2019
President Monroe signs the Alabama enabling act, March 2, 1819. Timeline of Alabama and Samford facts.
Class of 1969
Homecoming 1968 and Entre NousOctober 3-November 22, 2019
Select photos of Samford's 1968 Homecoming. Also on display are photos and text taken from the Entre Nous, highlighting class of 1969.
Map display & Services InformationAugust–October 2019
Course buildings codes, Alma Mater, Fall academic calendar and local city neighbors. Services available on campus and in the library also displayed.
Books, Posters and QuotesJune–August 2019
Select book jackets and QR codes for books received in the library this year. Enjoy calligraphy quotes and catch a glimpse of a few Marvel Avengers' READ posters before the summer ends.
Marla Haas Corts Missionary Biography Collection
30 years, Marla Haas Corts Missionary Biography CollectionMarch–May 2019
A gift to Samford by Thomas E. Corts, 17th President of Samford University, in honor of his wife and in appreciation of her service to Samford. The collection was first assembled in 1999 and includes biographies of Christian missionaries both familiar and less well known. Display highlights Mary Ellen Caver, Jim Elliot, Solomon Ginsburg, Lottie Moon, Martha Myers and the Hearns.
Additive Display May 3—13
End of Semester and Graduation events
WWI 100 Years
Armistice, Edward Weeks, Howard College and Major Harwell G. DavisJanuary–March 2019
Class of 1968
Homecoming 1967 and Entre Nous 1968October 15-November 12, 2018
Select photos of Samford's 1967 Homecoming parade rounding the curve in Homewood, Alabama. Also on display are photos and text taken from the Entre Nous, highlighting class of 1968.
TraditionsAugust 13-November 12, 2018
Photos and text from www.samford.edu/traditions. After October 15th, Homecoming tradition will be added to the panels including schedule of 2018 homecoming events.Learn More at www.samford.edu/about/traditions
The Samford Mace
History and SymbolismAugust 13-October 8, 2018
Map display & Useful InformationAugust 13-October 8, 2018
Course buildings codes, Alma Mater, Fall academic calendar and local city information.
Summer ReadingMay 21-August 6, 2018
Former Samford Athletes' READ posters and author quotes. Calligraphy by Jordan Hughes.
The Samford Mace
History & TraditionMay 2018
Libraries LeadNational Library Week, April 8-14, 2018
Because statements and facts on display.
Albert Casey Irish Collection
Irish American Heritage Month
We're celebrating Irish American Heritage Month by highlighting Samford's Irish Collection. Various images, books and facts from the Albert E. Casey Irish Collection are on display.Learn More
Celebrating 50 Years of Integration
Samford University is commemorating 50 years of integration. Various images and facts from the University Archives are on display.Learn More
Letter from the Birmingham Jail
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. Martin Luther Kings Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail is considered to be one of the most important texts of the Civil Rights Movement. A copy of the letter, part of the papers of Dr. George Bagley, is on display for viewing.Learn More
Marking Memory through Principles of Form & Space
Design Fundamental I, IARC 251
Select projects supported by a Samford Diversity Development Grant are on display from Design Fundamental I class, IARC 251.Learn More
Local artist and calligrapher, Jordan Hughes, created the white package tags for our festive display. Display panels and ornament filled shadow box display tables are on both sides of the grand staircase, when you enter the library.Learn More
Memory Art, Artist Sara Sugg Greene Williams
Memory art incorporates many minute pieces of colored cloth glued together to create a memory. In Sara's words, "My medium is fabric, and my tools are scissors and glue...As I lay out the background and arrange my 'stage,' my picutres begin to come alive."Learn More
Class of 1967
Campus Life in the '60s
What better way to highlight a Samford tradition than with a homecoming parade!Learn More
Samford's Three Campuses
Marion, East Lake and Homewood Campuses
As we celebrate Homecoming, we also take a look at the places our institution has called home over the years.Learn More