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Libraries Celebrate Faculty Achievements

The Furman University Libraries and the Office of the Provost cordially invite you to a celebration of scholarly and creative achievements in 2019. The reception will showcase Furman faculty members who have completed a degree, received a grant from an external funding source totaling more than $1,000, ​and/or published books, book chapters, journal articles, exhibits, […]

2020 Summer Research and Creative Fellowships

For the fourth year, Special Collections and Archives will offer two 10-week summer fellowships for Furman undergraduates. These competitive fellowships will allow students to perform original research using materials in Special Collections and Archives for a research or creative project of their own design. In past years, Fellows have: transcribed medieval music manuscripts into modern […]

Newspaper Editorials Foreshadow the Civil War

Back in 1997, Dr. Lloyd Benson, Furman’s Walter Kenneth Mattison Professor of History, launched an ambitious online project titled “Secession Era Editorials.” The purpose of the website was to provide online access to political newspaper editorials written in the “secession era”, a precursor to the American Civil War. On his original website, Dr. Benson noted: […]

Furman Honors Joseph Vaughn

Jan. 29th is now a day of remembrance, celebration, and hope in honor of Furman’s first African American undergraduate student, Joseph Vaughn. Read more about the Joseph Vaughn Day Commemoration Ceremony held on Jan. 29th, 2020. You can learn more about Joseph Vaughn by exploring Furman’s digital collections: Photos from Yearbooks: 1965 (on steps of […]

Students Enhance Furman’s Coin Collection

Furman’s Richard Prior Coin Collection is now available online thanks to Furman summer research fellows Rebecca Fulford (’21) and Allyson Stevens (’21). The two fellows, under the direction of Chiara Palladino, Assistant Professor of Classics, collaborated with the Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives and the Digital Collections Center to complete their project. First, they described […]

Jewish Week Events

Jewish Week is here and the Jewish Student Association has a lot of great events planned. In partnership with them, your Furman Libraries are displaying a series of posters from the U.S. National Holocaust Memorial Museum. ⁠⁣ ⁠⁣ See below for a full list of JSA events for the week. ⁠⁣ Monday, January 27th – […]

A View of Furman’s Past

Early 20th century Furman viewbooks are now available online in the Furman University Viewbooks collection. According to Merriam-Webster, a viewbook is “a promotional booklet with pictures that is published by a college or university and used especially for recruiting students.” As photographs became easier and cheaper to create and mass-produce in the late 19th century, […]

When is a Bulletin Not a Bulletin?

The Furman Bulletin is, perhaps, one of the University’s most interesting and confusing publications. And now it’s available online in all its glory as the Furman Bulletins digital collection. The Bulletins began in January 1912 with the dedication of the James C. Furman Hall of Science and ended in 1974 as a 4-page profile of […]