Welcome to the Vault.
Hardin-Simmons University (Abilene, Texas) has a rich history of fact and folklore.
Finding inspiration from the primary documents and artifacts found in the HSU archives, along with the memories of those associated with the area, the posts on this site will explore different aspects of campus life and general history, from the validated to the more murky.
Founded in 1891 by a dedicated group of ministers, ranchers, and merchants, Hardin-Simmons University continues its commitment to developing the minds and nurturing the spiritual lives of its students. HSU, a private university located in Abilene, Texas, has been affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas since 1941. HSU provides an academically challenging undergraduate education based on a liberal arts foundation, and advances scholarly growth by offering specialized graduate and professional degree programs. Combining its commitment to academic excellence and a concern for the development of the total person with a distinctive Christian perspective, Hardin-Simmons serves students through quality educational programs designed to provide An Education Enlightened by Faith.