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New Exhibit: “The Simple Ground of Justice”: Greenvillians in the Fight for Women’s Suffrage

On exhibit August 26 – December 1, 2020 James B. Duke Library, Second Floor Gallery In accordance with the centennial of the 19th Amendment, “The Simple Ground of Justice”: Greenvillians in the Fight for Women’s Suffrage will open on August 26 and be on display until December 2020. Curated by Dr. Courtney Tollison, Distinguished University […]

Libraries Honor Black History Month

February is Black History Month and to celebrate the Furman Libraries have several displays featuring black scientists, artists, and authors. Each library location has a unique display or exhibit so be sure to visit each one before they’re changed. Keep reading for a brief description of the displays at each location. Sanders Science Library The […]

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, […]

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 – […]

Open Access Week

What is open access? Open access refers to scholarly journals, textbooks, and data that are not hidden behind a paywall blocking students and researchers from accessing them for academic and research purposes. The purpose of Open Access Week is to raise awareness of the importance of having free access to information and to encourage libraries, […]

Queer Zine Viewing Party

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program and the Furman Libraries are hosting a Hands-On Queer Zine Viewing Party in Special Collections, 2nd floor, James B. Duke Library, on Wednesday afternoon, October 9th, from 4:00-5:30. Stop by to have a look at this major new acquisition of over 400 LGBTQ+ zines, comix, and small press […]

Banned Book Trivia Night

Tuesday, September 24th, 5:30pm-6:30pm Library Room 043   The Furman Libraries invite you to join us for an informative fun trivia event. Come test your knowledge of banned books, learn what banned book week is all about, and win some prizes while doing it! This event is open to faculty, staff, and students!   Call […]

Researchers Use Heller Collection

Andrew Baker (a Ph.D. candidate at Auburn University) and Jess Foster ’20 (a history major at Furman) are spending their summers in Furman’s Special Collections and Archives conducting research with the papers of Max Heller, former mayor of Greenville. Read more about their work in this article on the Furman news site. Researchers are always […]

50 Years Since Stonewall Riots

June 28, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots Written by Robyn Andrews In the early hours of June 28, 1969, New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club located in Greenwich Village in New York City. the raid sparked a riot among bar patrons and neighborhood residents as police […]

Calling all bibliophiles!

Our Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist, Dr. Jeff Makala,  will host a show and tell highlighting recent acquisitions. 60s & 70s counterculture materials feminist comix contemporary queer zines 17th century emblem book 18th century French book printed entirely in red ink Dr. Makala will also answer questions about how and why he acquires materials […]