There is a riveting story in each building and history at Guilford. As a tour guide this summer I have told and listened to these stories; this is my favorite part of the summer ! I always get excited when we enter the library which is [secretly] my favorite part . Our library houses The Friends Historical Collection along with the Art Gallery. I am always in awe each time I enter and see the colors on the art work bouncing off the lights. There is a combination of Guilford artist and other artist from around the world who make up a great portion of the work featured in our gallery.
I will be taking a Quakerism class [not required for Guilford students] and The Friends Historical Collection will be my best friend in the fall. Other than academic uses, if you are interested in knowing weather or not you have Quaker history in your family this collection will be a great resource. It is the largest Quaker collection of Quaker books outside of Pennsylvania.
The President's office is also in the library. This is one of the great things about attending a small school; unlike a bit university where there are over 3,000 students it becomes hard to have that one on one interaction with anyone. The President always has open office hours and because he lives on campus you tend to see him walking around.
Come for a visit and a chance to hear the stories and history of Guilford College!
Outside of library
Fact: The is one of three existing Carnegie rooms that still operate as part of a library.