book is part of the College History Series published by Arcadia
Publishing of Charleston, S.C. It sells in bookstores (including
the Samford Bookstore) for $19.99. Book royalties will go
Images in the book range from informal to formal, routine
to remarkable and tragic to hilarious. Most of the approximately
200 photos focus on people.
tell stories that make words pale in comparison," said
Elizabeth Wells, Special Collection librarian who helped Flynt
compile the volume.
Flynt, a news and feature writer at Samford, is a fourth-generation
alumnus who is also a photographer, student of photographic
history and collector of unusual antique photos. He relished
the task of working on the book.
always felt close to Samford because it has meant so much
to my family, but working on this project brought me even
closer and gave me a historical perspective on my personal
experience," he said.
Flynt said the project would have been impossible without
the help of Wells, Becky Strickland and Jennifer Taylor of
the Special Collection staff.
never failed to point me in the direction of what I was looking
for, and they revealed many of the images that are the gems
of this book," he said.
Samford will celebrate its 160th year during the 2001-02 school
year beginning this fall.