A Rhodes College Timeline


 Welcome to the Rhodes College Timeline!


This timeline is a compilation of noteworthy facts and images highlighting events in the history of Rhodes College.  It was created by Josephine Hill, Class of 2013, Rhodes Student Associate in the College Archives and Elizabeth E. Gates, College Archivist.   Facts and images were gathered from the records in the Archives, the student newspaper, the annuals and from Bennett Wood’s book, A Sesquicentennial Yearbook.   Some entries have links to DLynx, the Archives Digital Collection. It has been kept relevant by Archives Digital RSAs Emily Jordan, Class of 2014 and Lees Romano, Class of 2016.  

Each section of the timeline covers a different era of the College: 



Before the move to Memphis 1848-1924

President Charles E. Diehl 1925-1948

Southwestern at Memphis 1949-1984

Rhodes College 1984-present