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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]