Auburn University: a Photographic History
Original Lecture Date and Time: October 24, 2006 at 4PM
Location: Special Collections & Archives, Ralph Brown Draughon Library
Speaker: Jack Simms
About the Speaker
Jack Simms received a B.S. degree in journalism and English from Auburn University in 1949, earned his master's degree in journalism from Louisiana State University two years later, held various positions with the Associated Press for the next 23 years, headed the Department of Journalism at Auburn from its founding in 1974 until 1992, and collaborated with Mickey Logue to produce Auburn: A Pictorial History of the Loveliest Village (1981, revised 1996).
About the Lecture
Photographers have documented the history of Auburn University from Old Main Hall through the latest still pictures that appear in electronic publications. These images illuminate the university's past in a way that textual documents cannot, but require careful selection and analysis to convey an accurate perspective. This slide-illustrated program draws upon decades of experience in the selection and description of images that best depict the history of Auburn University through photography.