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History Album

A sample of the images collected for over 110 years at Meredith.
 

1899 Old Main building

 

1899 - Old Main building. The original campus of Meredith College, then known as The Baptist Female University. It was finished in time to open for the University's first session in Fall 1899, and was located on the corner of Blount and Edenton streets. It was designed by A.G. (Adolphus Gustavus) Bauer, who also designed the Governor's Mansion one block away. Postcard.

 
 

Front image of old main

 

1904 - Name changed from Baptist Female University to Baptist University for Women. Postcard.

 
 

 

Officers of the self governed body

 

1905 - First student government association officers

 
 

 

Margaret Bright

 

1907 - Margaret Bright, founder of the Doll Collection, graduates.

 
 

 

Charles Brewer

 

1915 - Charles Brewer selected as Meredith's 3rd president.

 
 

 

Mary Lynch Johnson

 

1917 - Mary Lynch Johnson, later Professor of English and author of The History of Meredith College, graduates.

 
 

 

1918 Maypole Festival

 

1918 - Maypole

 
 

 

1924 Faculty

 

1924 - Faculty

 
 

 

1926 Johnson Hall

 

1926 - Brand new Johnson Hall

 
 

 

May Day

 

1932 - May Day

 
 

 

A stylish student

 

1934 - Stylish student in Johnson Hall parlor

 
 

 

Class of 1938

 

1938 - Class of 1938 in traditional senior tradition on Johnson Hall steps.

 
 

 

1940's convertible of students

 

1940's - Convertible

 
 

 

Library at Johnson Hall

 

1940's - Library on 2nd floor of Johnson Hall. The floor was removed to make way for the three floor Rotunda.

 
 

 

Arial view of Jones Auditorium 1949

 

1950s - Aerial view showing Jones Auditorium, completed 1949 (lower right). Also shown are wooden buildings (right) which were for music, arts, sciences, a gymnasium and auditorium.

 
 

 

Chemistry students

 

1959 - Future chemists at work. Hunter Hall opens to serve science programs