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Discover Auburn lecture celebrates centennial of Comer Hall in ‘API, 1900-20’

AUBURN – The Discover Auburn lecture series at Auburn University continues with “The Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1900-20,” a talk by Dwayne Cox on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 3 p.m. in the Special Collections and Archives Department of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. Cox will discuss Auburn’s history in the early 1900s as part of the centennial celebration of Comer Hall. A reception will follow the lecture.

In his presentation, Cox will draw from his upcoming book, “Auburn University, 1856-2006,” to tell the story of life at Auburn University during a period when it was known as Alabama Polytechnic Institute. His topics will include student and alumni culture, intercollegiate football, rivalry with the University of Alabama, involvement with World War I and campus expansion.

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