Library Research

From the Archives: Football at High Point College (1925-1950)

-by Bryan Nicholls, ILL Assistant; Images provided by Laura Silva, Archives Assistant With the popularity of modern day college football, do you ever wonder why High Point University does not have a football team? Has HPU ever taken to the gridiron? High Point University has not seen or felt the exhilaration that comes with the […]

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Founders Day: September 14, 1924

HPC Opens its doors: September 14th marks the 95th anniversary of the opening of High Point College. Classes began on a campus of three buildings and nine faculty members. 122 students trekked through muddy walkways to attend classes in HPU’s most iconic building, Roberts Hall. Tuition, room, and board with other fees came to less […]

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Roberts Hall Architectural Symbolism

Since its construction in 1924, many have wondered at the meaning of the designs above the entrance to Roberts Hall. Neither the Methodist Protestant Herald nor early Hi-Po editions describe the intentions of the architect in showcasing these symbols. While they are interesting to consider, our interpretations are being made nearly a century after the […]

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