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Are you planning to attend Homecoming? If so, visit the Furman University Libraries’ tent on the Furman Mall. We would love to see alumni, and especially library student assistant alums, on Saturday, October 20th from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Furman’s Special Collections and Archives is celebrating Homecoming with several events throughout the weekend.

“Behind the Scenes in Special Collections and Archives”
See (and touch!) highlights from Furman’s rare book and archival collections, from medieval manuscripts to contemporary book art and historical Furman documents, in this one-hour program. Learn how materials are acquired and preserved, and how they are being used by students and faculty for teaching and research.
Friday, October 19, 4 – 5 p.m.
2nd floor, James B. Duke Library

Special Collections and Archives Exhibition
Visit Special Collections and Archives to view the exhibit, “Furman’s Legacy of Slavery: An Exhibition Based on the Work of the Slavery and Justice Task Force.” This exhibition, curated by History Professor Stephen O’Neill and Special Collections Librarian Jeffrey Makala, documents the nineteenth-century history of Furman and its founders’ ties to slavery based on documentary evidence from the University Archives and new research undertaken over the past year by the university’s Slavery and Justice Task Force.
Friday and Saturday, October 19-20, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
2nd floor, James B. Duke Library

Panel Discussion – Slavery and Justice
Join members of the University’s Task Force on Slavery and Justice to learn more about their research and findings.
Saturday, October 20 at 9:30 a.m.
Pitts Room – 2nd Floor, James B. Duke Library

Special Collections and Archives Open House
Stop by, say hello, and maybe find yourself in the Archives. You can see materials related to your Furman reunion class, including yearbooks, newspapers, and photographs.
Saturday, October 20, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
2nd floor, James B. Duke Library

 

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