‘Shug’s Men’ exhibit at Auburn’s Draughon Library commemorates 60th anniversary of Auburn’s 1957 National Championship

Published: February 02, 2017
Updated: June 21, 2017
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The men that made up Auburn's 1957 national championship football team–from players to coaches–are featured in "Shug's Men," a new exhibit at the Ralph Brown Draughon Library that commemorates the 60th anniversary of Auburn's first national championship.

Among the Items on display are a signed team football, team photograph, player and coach quotes, football programs and pictures of notable players who led the team to victory. The exhibit was researched and assembled by Auburn University Special Collections and Archives Department library technician Jennifer Wiggins.

A special digital enhancement allows visitors to use their mobile devices to scan a QR code that takes them to highlights of the Auburn vs. Georgia Tech game; clips from the last reunion the players had; and their memories of the 1957 championship.

The "Shug's Men" exhibit is located on the first floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library, will run through the end of 2017 and is open during all regular library hours.

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