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Authors of ‘Auburn: A Pictorial History of the Loveliest Village’ to give talk on new edition April 15

Latest edition of 'Auburn: A Pictorial History of the Loveliest Village'AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University journalism professors emeriti Jack Simms and Mickey Logue will present images from their recently published third edition of “Auburn: A Pictorial History of the Loveliest Village,” in a Discover Auburn program at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

Simms will show slides and discuss additions to the book, which chronicles the history of the city from 1836 and the university from 1856 to 2013. The presentation and a book signing by Simms and Logue afterward will take place in the library’s Special Collections and Archives Department.

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Auburn Library to host Auburn alumnus, an inventor who’s the subject of new biography ‘Genius in America’

Inventor and Auburn University alumnus C. Harry KnowlesAUBURN UNIVERSITY –Inventor and Auburn physics alumnus C. Harry Knowles will be the featured guest Thursday, March 27 at an Auburn University Libraries event marking the publication this month of his biography, “Genius in America: The Story of C. Harry Knowles, Inventor.”

At 3 p.m. in the Special Collections and Archives Department of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library, the author of “Genius in America”, Mary Ellen Hendrix, will read from the book. Knowles will discuss his career and answer questions from the audience. Immediately following the program there will be a reception and a book signing.

Knowles recently donated his personal papers and photos to the university. Some of the photos include glimpses of Auburn life from 1945 to 1951 and will be on display.

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Early Auburn University catalogs digitized, show campus and academic life from 1860-1904

1871 Catalog for Agricultural and Mechanical College of AlabamaAUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Auburn University Libraries has produced a digital collection of school catalogs dating from 1860-1904. It includes catalogs from the East Alabama Male College, the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama and the Alabama Polytechnic Institute – predecessors of Auburn University.

In addition to course information, the catalogs list names of faculty members and students, admissions criteria, expected costs, graduates, board members, rules of conduct and images of life on campus.

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Panel of Auburn authors to discuss Charles Darwin book for Discover Auburn series March 19

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – “Charles Darwin: A Celebration of His Life and Legacy,” will be the subject of a book talk and signing, Tuesday, March 19, at 3 p.m. in the Special Collections and Archives department of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. Auburn University Libraries and the Auburn University Bookstore will host the public event, the next in the ongoing Discover Auburn series.

In 2009, Auburn University hosted a semester-long “Darwin Celebration” commemorating the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of “Origin of Species.” The essays in “Charles Darwin: A Celebration of His Life and Legacy” were first presented as talks for the series telling the interdisciplinary story of Darwin’s influence.

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US postal history and Civil War era artifacts donated to Auburn University Libraries

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – A donation of American postal history and Civil War era books, letters and newspapers from John and Faye Vick, of Andalusia, Ala., to Auburn University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives Department has added to the university’s growing collection of 19th-century artifacts.

John Vick, Auburn class of 1962, has had a lifelong interest in U.S. postal history, Alabama postal history, other related Alabama history and Naval history. The collection also includes many contemporary Civil War books. Included in the gift is a unique collection of Confederate Marine Corps letters from Lt. Edward Crenshaw of Butler County.

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