Hilltop Photo of the Week
Welcome to Birmingham-Southern's “Hilltop Photo of the Week” web page and archives. Each week at this site, we'll feature a photo that depicts some aspect of life on the Hilltop campus, along with brief information about what is taking place in the Photo of the Week.
The college welcomes submissions to be considered for the Hilltop Photo of the Week. Scanned or digital photos can be e-mailed to the Office of Communications at email@example.com, or photographic prints may be sent through campus mail to Box 549004. Please limit photo submissions to those that depict some aspect of the BSC experience, and be sure to identify what is taking place in the photo, along with location and people involved.
View the Photo of the Week archive here.
Inside the world of Sherlock Holmes—Two collectors of memorabilia honoring literature's greatest sleuth have tapped Birmingham-Southern's Charles Rush/N.E. Miles Library for a special display. The Richard and Joshua Green's Sherlock Holmes Collection was introduced at a reception on campus in early January at the library's Wood Room. Richard Green, a local deputy tax assessor, and his son—both huge fans of Holmes and Conan Doyle—have placed their massive collection (deemed the second largest in the Southeast) on indefinite loan to the library. The cache includes several rare editions of Holmes' mystery series, films, posters, manuscript and biographical materials, comics, magazines, and more. The Greens are members of the Genius Loci, a Birmingham-area Holmes chapter of the Baker Street Irregulars, which began on the Birmingham-Southern campus in 1980 and included BSC alumni such as Athens State University President Robert K. Glenn '75 and faculty members like the late BSC Professor of History Henry Randall. Pictured above are the three Birmingham-Southern students who helped process and arrange the collection in the Wood Room (from left): Susanna Miller, a senior international studies major from Nairobi, Kenya; Brittany Herring, a freshman history major from Helena; and Corey Decker, a junior history major from Kinsey. Visitors are welcome to view the collection during the weekdays, except when classes are using the Wood Room.
Photos by Eric Kennedy