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Furman University Oral History Project

Furman University Oral History Project  This growing collection contains oral histories taken and recorded by history professor Courtney Tollison and her students. Many of the recordings feature Furman’s own rich history and the history of Greenville. Some of the notable interviewees include Max and Trude Heller, Charles Townes, President John E. and Martha Johns, John […]

Easter Break Hours

April 13   Thursday   8:00 am – 5:00 pm April 14   Friday   CLOSED April 15   Saturday   CLOSED April 16   Sunday   CLOSED April 17   Monday   10:00 am – 1:00 am As Americans prepare for Easter with egg hunts, chocolate bunnies, and the ubiquitous marshmallow chicks, other countries […]

Art Slide Library

For decades, art students were introduced to famous artwork through in-class slide presentations. Slides are small squares of color film suspended in a cardboard frame. Professors could build an entire slide show for a class by inserting individual slides into cartridges or carousels (pictured right). It was a fairly common practice for a college or […]

Tame Wild Textbook Prices!

Did you know: Furman students spend an estimated $1,270 on textbooks each year (1) the cost of college textbooks has increased 88% in the last 10 years (2) there are free online open textbooks written by scholars in most academic disciplines there are Furman faculty who are using and creating open textbooks for their classes […]

Isaqueena

“Our magazine bears the name of one who is indeed famous in tradition for her perseverance and heroism in bearing such important news to her friends” writes Louise Scarborough, student editor of the Isaqueena, the literary magazine of the Greenville Woman’s College first published in 1906. Over 90 issues of the Isaqueena have been scanned […]

Embracing the Digital Liberal Arts

The Digital Collections Center has always been committed to supporting faculty digitization projects, so it is no surprise that the Center recently began contributing its expertise to the creation of digital liberal arts projects housed in the Furman University Scholar Exchange (FUSE). The Center recently worked with Music Librarian Patricia Sasser and Furman Advantage Student […]

Furman Historical Images

The burning of the Furman Bell Tower, the scarlet fever quarantine of 1906, the May Day pageants of Greenville Woman’s College – all this and more can be found in the new “Furman Historical Images” digital collection. Spanning 150 years, the collection contains nearly 2800 photographs and glass plate negatives of Greenville Woman’s College, Furman’s […]

Ancient Art Digital Exhibits

In Fall 2015, the students in the class “Art 230: Ancient Art”, taught by Dr. Sarah Archino, were tasked with creating a digital exhibit containing 1 essay and 10 images related to a specific theme. You may browse these themed exhibits below. Ancient Art Digital Exhibits

Coin Collections Exhibit

Stop by the exhibit case on the Ground Floor of the Duke Library outside the Digital Collections Center to see the “Coin Collections” exhibit which features ancient and rare coins. These coins are part of the Furman Special Collections and Archives collections and have been digitized and are available online here.

Special Collections Opening Reception 2/18 4pm

“A Return to Normalcy?” Growing Pains, Furmanville, and Life at Post-World War II Furman By Tyler R. Edmond ’17 Exhibition Dates: February 1 – May 31, 2016 Opening Reception: February 18 at 4:00 PM After the United States entered the war in 1941, American colleges and universities experienced a drastic decrease in student attendance. Male […]