About This Site
In 2006 Auburn celebrated the 150th anniversary of the founding of the East Alabama Male College, the university's earliest predecessor. Sesquicentennial events included a lecture series that illuminated topics and events essential to understanding the history of Auburn University. The Sesquicentennial Lecture Series grew out of the university's Sesquicentennial Committee. In addition to the committee, the Auburn University Libraries, the Center for Arts and Humanities of the College of Liberal Arts, and AU Outreach sponsored all of the lectures. The College of Agriculture and the Cooperative Extension System also sponsored the lectures dealing with their own histories. The Systems Department of the Auburn University Libraries videotaped the lectures, digitized and edited them, and designed this website for their online presentation.