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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 […]

Need a quiet spot for an interview?

The James B. Duke Library now has an audio recording studio co-sponsored by Furman Libraries and Information Technology Services. The Audio Recording Studio is a sound-insulated room located on the lower level of the library near the IT Service Center. The room is equipped with a microphone and a laptop computer with Camtasia and Audacity installed. […]

Meet the Scholar of the Month!

Congratulations to Dipendra Parajuli (’19)! He is the lucky winner of the Scholar of the Month contest.  As Scholar of the Month, Dipendra wins a private study room in the library for the month of April through the last day of exams (May 8). Perks of the private study room: • floor-to-ceiling dry erase wall […]

Poetry Reading CLP

Rosko’s work is formally innovative and thematically relevant to life in 2019 America. Her newest poetry collection, Weather Inventions, captures an enduring sense of wonder in the face of nature alongside the scientific impulse to observe and measure. Rosko will join us from Charleston, where she is Associate Professor and M.F.A. Director at the College […]

Picturing Nature

Art has long been incredibly important to the development of science. The current exhibit in the Sanders Science Library, “Picturing Nature: The History of Scientific Illustration,” highlights a sampling of the books in our collection that chronicle the history of anatomical sketches, botanical paintings, and biological drawings. The Art of Natural History: Illustrated Treatises and […]

Interactive Books on Display

Recent Acquisitions in Book Arts, Fine Printing, and Artists’ Books Special Collections and Archives have always been interested in the form of the book as a physical object and the ways in which authors, publishers, artists, and printers collaborate to create printed works, in large and small quantities. Artists’ books use the form of the […]