Robbery at Elon College!

Miriam Pace – volunteer in Archives
July 29, 2011

Time:  3:00 a.m.
Date: Monday, December 1, 1952
Place:  Elon College Business Office

The sound of breaking glass and loud banging on steel…what was happening?  Thieves were trying to break into the safe! At 8:00 a.m. when Mrs. E.B. Huffines (acting treasurer of the college) came to work, the break-in attempt was discovered. The business manager, W.E. Butler, called the sheriff who soon arrived at the scene. Continue reading


Masquerade Ball at Elon College

Miriam Pace – volunteer in Archives
July 12, 2011

Gym in North Dorm

During a quiet and somewhat dull weekend in 1947, the male students of East Dormitory staged a masquerade ball. The ball took place in the gym of North Dormitory and it attracted a crowd of gypsies, pirates, sheiks, and Turks (all students of course!). Continue reading