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The Faculty, the late 1860s version

One of the rituals surrounding the start of each academic year is opening convocation.  For a good number of years, this has been a full-dress convocation, with faculty, librarians, and administrators processing in academic regalia.   One of the rituals that we have observed in more years than not is the annual photo on the […]

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Student Body 1891-92

Student Body 1891-92 Originally uploaded by Wofford Archives This photo from the winter of 1891-92 shows the students in front of Main Building. Notice how many of them are wearing hats. You can see a few students sitting on the steps or in one of the doors to the building. Click on the image to […]

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Student Body 1897-98

Student Body 1897-98 Originally uploaded by Wofford Archives We're doing a lot of photo digitizing this summer in the archives, and today, I'm sharing a picture of the student body during the 1897-1898 school year. Notice the women students in the front row. In 1897, the college embarked on what proved to be a short-lived […]

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Aerial Photos of the Wofford Campus

Today I posted a series of aerial photos of the campus to my Flickr page and made them available from the Wofford Archives web page.   Photos do more than simply let you see what a place looked like at a specific time, though that's certainly important.  More than that, they tell a story.  This […]

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Baseball pictures

Just about everyone who visits the archives or looks in one of our display cases enjoys looking at our old photos.  I like to pass these around when student groups come in for classes because often, the subjects are things with which students today can relate.  Yesterday, I gave a presentation to two sections of […]

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New Photo Collection

In addition to sharing some of Wofford's history or the history of Methodism in South Carolina on this blog, sometimes I highlight new collections, interesting documents, or old photographs.  Today, I'm hlghlighting a collection of photographs that my student assistants and I have been working on for several months.  Several years ago, I found an […]

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The Student Body, circa 1900

It might be difficult, if not impossible, to get Wofford's entire student body on the front steps of Main Building today.  Senior class photos most always happen there, but many of the early student body pictures were also taken in front of Old Main.  These photos of the student body come from 1897, 1898, and […]

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Photos from the Snyder Papers

Below are a few photographs that I found as we began putting the final touches on the Snyder Papers. We’ve completed the major weeding of some 20 file cabinet drawers of presidential records, and today, we looked through a few smaller boxes of materials, mostly donated in the 1950s by Mrs. Snyder, that were already […]

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Alumni Hall

I’m not sure any building on campus has had as many names as the Hugh S. Black Building. We still have a handful of nineteenth century buildings on the campus – Main Building and the four homes that made up the original campus. But I’m not sure that many people on campus realize that the […]

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Carlisle Hall memories

Opened in 1912, the James H. Carlisle Memorial Hall was the college’s first large residence hall.  Before Carlisle Hall, most students had to find places to live off campus.  Fir the college’s first sixty years, students either lived in the village or they boarded with the professors who lived on campus (Imagine that – living […]

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