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Special Collections & Archives and the Digital Collections Center are proud to present the newest digital collection: Furman University and the Great War which illustrates how World War I impacted Furman students and the Furman family. The collection is small and is expected to keep growing. Currently you can find letters, public records, and images related to the following WWI soldiers: John O.W. Donaldson, Thomas C. Herbert, and Talmage W. Gerrald.

Of particular interest is this fascinating account of former Furman student John O.W. Donaldson’s experiences serving as an RAF pilot during the war.

letter from John O.W. Donaldson