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Fall Exam Hours

You’re almost at the finish line! To help you get through finals, the James B. Duke Library has extended its hours. December 9 Sunday 1pm – 10pm December 10 Monday 10am – 2am December 11 Tuesday 10am – 2am December 12 Wednesday 8am – 2am December 13 Thursday 8am – 2am December 14 Friday 8am – 8pm December 15 Saturday 10am – 8pm December 16 Sunday 10am – 2am December 17 Monday 8am – 2am December 18 Tuesday 8am – 2am December 19 Wednesday 8am – 5pm

Director of Libraries Retiring

Dr. Janis Bandelin, who has served as Furman’s Director of Libraries since 1996, is set to retire in December. Janis attended the University of California at Davis, majoring in English and received her elementary and secondary teaching credentials. Seeking adventure and international work experience, she taught junior high and high school students at the Collegio […]

Furman Singers Scrapbooks

Furman Singers Scrapbooks Founded in 1946, Furman Singers is one of the premier collegiate ensembles in America. The group tours across the United States and Europe, showcasing a repertoire that covers everything from Renaissance motets to the finest choral music of the 20th century. Each year since 1970, the Furman Singers compile a scrapbook documenting […]

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours November 20 Tuesday 8am – 5pm November 21 Wednesday CLOSED November 22 Thursday CLOSED November 23 Friday CLOSED November 24 Saturday CLOSED November 25 Sunday 5pm-1am Thanksgiving wishes postcard addressed to Miss Stella Rossignol, postmarked 1909.  This postcard is part of the Judson Postcard Collection, a collection from Mary C. Judson, lady […]

Furman’s Legacy of Slavery

Special Collections and Archives recently made a major acquisition with help from the History Department and the library administration: a letter from Jackson, a slave belonging to John Howard Furman, to his master, written (or likely dictated) in October 1864. Jackson and several other slaves belonging to Furman (son of Samuel Furman, who was a […]

Frequently Requested Materials

What are some of the most frequently requested materials in Special Collections and Archives? University Course Catalogs  The University Archives maintains a complete run of catalogs for Furman University, which contain descriptions of all courses offered at Furman from 1852 to present. An incomplete run of catalogs for the Greenville Woman’s College begins in 1857. All […]

Pleased to Share Our Biennial Report

We are pleased to share the Furman University Libraries’ biennial report which highlights accomplishments and activities during the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years. Click on the image below to be directed to an online version of the report. 

Meet Our Summer Intern

Gabriel Fresa (’18) is a Religion major and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Minor who will be working as the Furman Libraries intern for summer 2018. He has worked as an ILL assistant since 2016 and is eager to learn more about the community aspect inherent in the library work environment as well as electronic […]

The History of Swan Lake

Swan Lake is perhaps one of Furman University’s most iconic and relaxing features. On a beautiful day such as today, it is common to see folks from campus and the greater Greenville community walking, biking, or relaxing lakeside. The lake itself is not a natural occurrence. It came into being in the mid-1950s when the […]

To Furman!

The following poem was published in the first edition of the Furman yearbook, Bonhomie (1901). The poem is entitled “To Furman” and was written by Samuel Marion Wolfe, who graduated from Furman University in 1903, and went on to become the attorney general of South Carolina (1918-1924). To Furman Grave child of destiny, of penury […]