Orders are now being taken for From a Grove of Oaks: The Story of Elon University, a richly illustrated book by Professor Emeritus of History George W. Troxler.
As part of Elon’s 125th anniversary commemoration, the university is publishing a richly illustrated book by Professor Emeritus of History George W. Troxler.
From a Grove of Oaks: The Story of Elon University, is the first detailed study of Elon’s history in more than 30 years, documenting the institution’s origins and development through the first half of the 20th century. It also provides a thorough record of the dramatic growth during the administrations of presidents J. Earl Danieley, J. Fred Young and Leo M. Lambert.
The book will be available March 1, but Elon’s Office of Alumni Engagement is now accepting orders at a discounted pre-publication price of $29.95 (plus sales tax and shipping). Click here to reserve your copy today.
Troxler joined the Elon faculty in 1969 and retired in 2010 as dean of cultural and special programs. Since he retired, Troxler has done painstaking research and analysis for the book, following in the footsteps of Professor Durward Stokes, whose 1982 book, Elon College: Its History and Traditions, provided an authoritative record of Elon’s first 90 years.
“I cherish the close friendship I had with Durward Stokes,” Troxler said. “This volume benefits from the long conversations I had with the remarkable man and the insights he shared.”
In his 376-page volume, Troxler carefully documents milestones and special events in Elon’s history, provides profiles of faculty, staff and student leaders, and details the remarkable growth of the campus. The book contains more than 400 photographs and illustrations, including many previously unpublished images from the university’s Archives and Special Collections.