Furman University Special Collections and Archives

Furman University Special Collections and Archives Collecting, preserving, and making available rare and unique printed materials, manuscripts, and the permanent records of the university. http://libguides.furman.edu/special-collections/home http://twitter.com/furmanspeccoll

From our collection . . . An arrangement of the song "Afton Water" by Robert Burns appears in a timeline for the history...
02/28/2019
Afton Water

From our collection . . . An arrangement of the song "Afton Water" by Robert Burns appears in a timeline for the history of this song, on the Romantic Song Network led by the University of Glasgow . . . check out 1838.

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11/30/2018

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Furman University’s Special Collections and Archives is teaming up with The Hungry Drover on Saturday, August 18. Come...
08/14/2018

Furman University’s Special Collections and Archives is teaming up with The Hungry Drover on Saturday, August 18. Come for lunch and stay for a poetry reading, featuring poets from the newly-published anthology “Archive: South Carolina Poetry Since 2005.” Lunch 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM / Poetry Reading 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM The Hungry Drover is located at 2601 Tigerville Road in Travelers Rest.

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08/14/2018

Furman University Special Collections and Archives's cover photo

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03/28/2018

Furman University Special Collections and Archives's cover photo

Saddened to hear of the passing of Robert C. Tucker, former Furman librarian (1947-1978), at the age of 102.
01/03/2018
Robert Cinnamond Tucker's Obituary on The Greenville News

Saddened to hear of the passing of Robert C. Tucker, former Furman librarian (1947-1978), at the age of 102.

Read the Obituary and view the Guest Book, leave condolences or send flowers. | Robert Cinnamond Tucker Ridgeland, MS - Robert Cinnamond Tucker, age 102, died on December 21, 2017. He was born in Senatobia, Mississippi on October 16, 1915, the son of Benjamin Archer Tucker and

Special Collections Pop-Up Exhibit 12:00p-2:00p, Just for Study Day! Stop by the Special Collections table in the Rinker...
12/06/2017

Special Collections Pop-Up Exhibit 12:00p-2:00p, Just for Study Day! Stop by the Special Collections table in the Rinker Research Commons of James B. Duke Library to see some highlights from our collections, including: newly-acquired medieval manuscripts, a first edition of Thoreau’s Walden, historic campus photographs, 1960s Furman underground newspapers, and more! Today only, 12:00-2:00.

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12/05/2017

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10/23/2017

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Furman University Special Collections and Archives's cover photo
10/23/2017

Furman University Special Collections and Archives's cover photo

Furman's floats on parade and spirit displays.
10/19/2017

Furman's floats on parade and spirit displays.

Spirit display or float? When FU was downtown homecoming parades were through downtown Greenville and included floats. S...
10/19/2017

Spirit display or float? When FU was downtown homecoming parades were through downtown Greenville and included floats. Spirit displays were created on the campus. This photo proves there were also actual floats on parade on this campus (1960s).

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09/26/2017

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Please join us for a presentation from Emory Conetta ’18 and Chrissy Hicks ’20, the inaugural Special Collections an...
09/19/2017

Please join us for a presentation from Emory Conetta ’18 and Chrissy Hicks ’20, the inaugural Special Collections and Archives Summer Research and Creative Fellows, to learn about their research projects in women’s history and medieval music. Thursday, September 21st at 4pm in the Pitts Room of the James B. Duke Library.

Our summer exhibition is open . . . Collecting History: Coins, Banknotes and Postage Stamps in Special Collections . . ....
06/21/2017

Our summer exhibition is open . . . Collecting History: Coins, Banknotes and Postage Stamps in Special Collections . . . 2nd floor of James B. Duke Library.

An historic moment you won't want to miss!
06/07/2017
Eclipse at Furman

An historic moment you won't want to miss!

Eclipse @ FurmanAugust 21, 2017 Experience the Total Solar Eclipse Furman University is hosting a free viewing of the total solar eclipse Aug. 21, at Paladin Stadium from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Most of the United States will see only a partial eclipse

05/31/2017

The James B. Duke Library will close tomorrow, Thursday, June 1 at Noon for the annual carpet cleaning and fumigation and will reopen on Monday, June 5 at 8:00 am.

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05/31/2017

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CLP Wed April 5 . . . Dr. Courtney Tollison . . . Furman and Greenville in the Great War: 100 years later . . . 3:30pm ....
04/03/2017

CLP Wed April 5 . . . Dr. Courtney Tollison . . . Furman and Greenville in the Great War: 100 years later . . . 3:30pm . . . McEachern Lecture Hall (Furman Hall 214)

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03/17/2017

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The original Doughboy statue by Ernest Moore Viquesney erected on Furman's downtown campus in 1921, is literaly back in ...
01/27/2017

The original Doughboy statue by Ernest Moore Viquesney erected on Furman's downtown campus in 1921, is literaly back in the house! Photo on the left shows original on its base on the downtown campus, and photo on right shows statue on display today on the main floor of the library. After being moved to the new campus in the late 1950s, the statue suffered decades of neglect and vandalism. Unable to be restored, the original statue was moved to the Upcountry History Museum-Furman University in downtown Greenville in 2004, and a replica was cast in bronze by sculptor Maria Kirby Smith. The replica stands on the original base and is the featured centerpiece of Furman’s Military Memorial Plaza near Paladin Stadium.

This new exhibition curated by Dr. Courtney Tollison and students commemorates the United States entering WWI in 1917. T...
01/27/2017

This new exhibition curated by Dr. Courtney Tollison and students commemorates the United States entering WWI in 1917. The exhibit surveys World War I’s (1914-1918) impact on the local community; it examines the contributions of this area to the war effort, domestically and overseas, and it assesses the mixed legacy of progress emanating from the war years. On the second floor of the library, now through May.

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01/27/2017

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12/09/2016

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11/22/2016

We will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Wednesday 11/23 - Friday 11/25.

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11/21/2016

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11/21/2016

Former Furman emloyee, Carl H. Clawson, passed away on November 17 . . . Clawson worked at Furman from 1955-1983, was Resident Engineer/ Director of Planning and Construction as the University made its move from Downtown Greenville to its present location. In 1962 Furman decided to build a replica of the Bell Tower originally located on its downtown campus. Because none of the original architectural plans could be found, he climbed the old Bell Tower to record its exact dimensions . . . listen to a 2004 interview of Mr. Clawson as he tours campus with Courtney Tollison . . . http://digicenter2.furman.edu.libproxy.furman.edu/luna/servlet/view/all?sort=Identifier%2CInterviewee

A recent donation . . . 1910 print originally purchased from De Mulder & Sons art shop in Greenville. The print was crea...
11/17/2016

A recent donation . . . 1910 print originally purchased from De Mulder & Sons art shop in Greenville. The print was created by the U.S. Poster Company in Washington, DC . . . the artist was Marguerite Beaman Neale (1886-1964) . . . a member of the League of American Pen Women in Washington, DC, an illustrator and cartoonist whose works can now be seen in the National Woman's Party collection archives.

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11/17/2016

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11/04/2016

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So many photos . . . so little time! We're open today 9a-5p . . . Sat. 9a-1p . . . memorabilia on display . . . "We are ...
11/04/2016

So many photos . . . so little time! We're open today 9a-5p . . . Sat. 9a-1p . . . memorabilia on display . . . "We are Furman" exhibition outside the department . . . hope to see you soon!

11/03/2016

Friday 11/4 we are open from 9a-5p . . . stop by to see the "We Are Furman" Exhibition outside the department . . . we will have materials related to reunion classes on display . . . 2nd floor, James B. Duke Library

It's that time of year again . . . Homecoming! Building floats is a tradition that continues . . . though today they are...
11/03/2016

It's that time of year again . . . Homecoming! Building floats is a tradition that continues . . . though today they are stationery, but these photos show impressive efforts from the past.

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11/03/2016

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The first photo below from the New Campus photo collection shows the area now known as the Janie Earle Furman Rose Garde...
10/28/2016

The first photo below from the New Campus photo collection shows the area now known as the Janie Earle Furman Rose Garden. The garden was an anonymous gift in 1963, and named for Mrs. Furman, wife of Alester G. Furman, Jr., in 1999. The profile photos above show a view of the area from a postcard in the 1960s and a photo from 2012.

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10/28/2016

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09/29/2016

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09/23/2016

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First photo shows Old College in its second location on the downtown campus . . . second photo shows the building being ...
09/08/2016

First photo shows Old College in its second location on the downtown campus . . . second photo shows the building being transported to the new campus in 1959 and now resides near the lake and the replica Bell Tower.

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09/08/2016

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08/31/2016

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08/31/2016

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08/12/2016

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08/03/2016

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Address

James B Duke Library, 2nd Floor, Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Hwy
Greenville, SC
29613

General information

Special Collections and Archives comprises six distinct sections: the Furman University Archives, the Manuscript Collection, the South Carolina Baptist Historical Collection, the South Carolina Poetry Archives, Special Collections for Music, and the Book Collections (Baptist, Furman and Special Collections). These materials are maintained separately from the general library collections due to their uniqueness, fragility, significance and format. With the exception of the book collections, these materials are organized, maintained and accessed differently from other library materials. http://library.furman.edu/specialcollections/

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Monday 12:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 12:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 17:00
Thursday 12:00 - 17:00
Friday 12:00 - 17:00

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(864) 294-2194

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