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Easter Break Hours

Easter Break Hours for the James B. Duke Library April 18 Thursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm April 19 Friday CLOSED April 20 Saturday CLOSED April 21 Sunday CLOSED April 22 Monday 10:00 am – 1:00 am   Should Easter Break be longer? Students were asked this question for the April 12, 1985 issue of […]

Furman University and the Great War

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 […]

Joseph Vaughn Event: Jan. 29

FURMAN TO HONOR FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDENT WITH JOSEPH VAUGHN EVENT from Furman News, by Ron Wagner ’93, Senior Writer A black-and-white picture of Joseph Vaughn ’68 standing on the stairs in front of the James B. Duke Library, books in his left hand, eyes facing forward, is an iconic representation of desegregation at Furman. Vaughn became the […]

Slacks Allowed in JBD on Saturdays

The newly updated Furman Student Newspapers Collection is now online. The collection includes scans of the print newspapers from 1916 through April 2018. A huge thank you to the Digital Collections Center staff and student assistants who made this collection a reality. The new scans, better OCR, and improved metadata really improve the usability of this […]

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 […]