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Announcing the Wells Family Endowment
The Furman Libraries have received a gift from Robert F. (Robin) Brabham ’68 to create the Wells Family Endowment for Special Collections, named after his great-great-grandfather Whitfield George Wells (who attended Furman from 1872-75) and his great-great-grandmother Mary Parler Wells, Greenville Baptist Female College (GWC) class of 1875. The endowment allows for the acquisition of rare books and manuscripts, exhibit and event programming, and the conservation of our materials. Mr. Brabham had previously given us some of his ancestors’ Furman memorabilia and photographs, and made the arrangements for this major gift following attendance at his 50th reunion this past fall. Robin is a retired librarian and archivist at UNC-Charlotte. We look forward to seeing the endowment grow and to using it to further develop our collections in ways that speak meaningfully to students and faculty.

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