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Cover of 1965 Furman Course CatalogHave you ever wondered what classes Furman students were taking in 1881, or how much were students paying for tuition in 1852, or what athletic programs were offered in 1929? Now you can find out the answers to these questions and more!

161 years of Furman Course Catalogs (from 1852-2013) have been scanned and are available free online.

View  the Catalogs and Bulletins Collection.

And if you’re still curious, here are the answers to your questions:

Some interesting classes taught in 1881-1882: Mineralogy and Geology; Science of Rhetoric; Greek; Moral Philosophy – from the 1882 Course Catalog. Page 25

Cost of tuiton in 1852: “Forty-two Dollars per annum, payable in advance. There will be an extra charge of Two Dollars a year for fuel and incidental expenses.” – from the 1852 Course Catalog. Page 11

Athletic programs in 1929: “Furman is equipped for the maintenance of high athletic standards. Manly Field, built by the alumni in 1919, and named for the second President of Furman University, Dr. Charles Manly, is one of the most beautiful athletic fields in the South. The varsity football, baseball, and track teams use Manly Field for practice, and here take place the intercollegiate games. […] In addition, there are excellent tennis and volley-ball courts and a swimming pool, ample for all students.” – from the 1928-1929 Course Catalog. Page 38


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