Faculty Scholarship Reception
A celebration and recognition of scholarly and creative achievements over the past two years.
When: Friday, February 24, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: James B. Duke Library, Blackwell Atrium
Please join us for the opening reception of the exhibition “Over Here, Over There: Greenville in the Great War,” curated by Professor Courtney Tollison and Helen Mistler ’19.
WHEN: Thursday, February 16, 2017, 4:00 – 5:30pm
WHERE: Second floor of the James B. Duke Library
This 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.
From the outbreak of war in Europe in 1914, and especially after the United States’ entry into the war in April 1917, Greenvillians felt compelled to “do our bit.” Alongside local citizens, students at Furman and the Greenville Woman’s College invested time, energy, and resources to the war effort domestically and overseas, and in some instances gave their lives in service to the nation. Through exposure to new people and new ideas, and as a beneficiary of the nation’s great economic mobilization, World War I brought social and economic progress alongside changes in infrastructure to the area, but fell short of what could have been accomplished during this time of national and international upheaval.
The curators would like to thank the Greenville County Historical Society, the Greenville County Public Library, Don Koonce, and the Upcountry History Museum-Furman University for loaned materials. Thanks also go to Julia Cowart and Jeff Makala of Special Collections; Elaina Griffith, Kathy Hamlin, Steve Richardson, and Libby Young from James B. Duke Library; Carolyn Day, Marian Strobel, Diane Vecchio, and Lilah Westmoreland from the History department; Rick Shosky and Facilities Services; and Jack Green, Sean Hartness, John Holman, Genie Kramer, Bill Price, Daniel Reese, and Mike Winiski. Rick Jones deserves special credit for creating the poster and exhibit panels.
This exhibition has been sponsored by the
Friends of the Furman University Libraries
and the History Department.
Light refreshments will be served.
The Furman University Libraries are offering two new database trials. African American Newspapers, Series 2 and Afro-Americana Imprints, 1535-1922: From the Library Company of Philadelphia will be available until Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
African American Newspapers, Series 2: 1835-1956 African American Newspapers, Series 2, 1835-1956 complements and expands on African American Newspapers, Series 1 (available from the Furman University All Databases Page). Published in 22 states and the District of Columbia, the more than 75 newly available newspapers in Series 2 increase access to primary sources for researchers across African and African American studies; political science; ethnic studies; diaspora studies; women’s studies; and cultural, literary and social history. This trial is available through Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Afro-Americana Imprints. 1535-1922 Created from the Library Company’s Afro-Americana Collection, this resource provides researchers with more than 12,000 printed works spanning nearly 400 years, from the early 16th to the early 20th century. Subjects covered include the West’s discovery and exploitation of Africa; the rise of slavery in the New World along with the growth and success of abolitionist movements; the development of racial thought and racism; descriptions of African American life—slave and free—throughout the Americas; and slavery and race in fiction and drama. Also featured are printed works of African American individuals and organizations. These essential books, pamphlets and broadsides, including many lesser-known imprints, hold an unparalleled record of African American history, literature and culture. This trial is available through Wednesday, March 1, 2017
We would like your feedback about our trials. Our feedback form is simple, and will take you less than 2 minutes to complete. These two trials are available on our Trials LibGuide through Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
The Malone Career Center presents Resumania®, a resume critique drop-in. Does your resume present your skills and experience in the best light? Does it effectively convey your qualifications for the positions you will be applying for? You have a lot to offer an employer; don’t let your resume sell you short! Bring a draft of your resume and let the Career Center staff help you develop a document that provides you with the best chance to get the job you want!
Tuesday, January 31, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
James B. Duke Library, Lower Level
Wednesday, February 1, 10:00 a.m.-Noon
James B. Duke Library, Lower Level
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