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Summer Research and Creative Fellows

Please join us for a presentation from Emory Conetta ’18 and Chrissy Hicks ’20, the inaugural Special Collections and Archives Summer Research and Creative Fellows, to learn about their research projects in women’s history and medieval music. Thursday, September 21st at 4pm in the Pitts Room of the James B. Duke Library.

Furman Concert Choir Online

The Digital Collections Center and the Special Collections and Archives have partnered with the Furman Concert Choir to create a digital collection of the Concert Choir’s albums. The Furman Concert Choir was organized in 1960 as a small, auditioned group which performs choral music from all periods of music history. Under the direction of Dr. […]

On Display: Winging It

A selection of interesting books about musical improvisation is currently on display in the Maxwell Music Library. This exhibit, called “Winging It,” includes the following titles: Grateful Dead and the art of rock improvisation The improvising mind: cognition and creativity in the musical moment Improvisation, creativity, and consciousness: jazz as integral template for music, education Improvisation […]

American Musicological Society

Furman will be hosting the American Musicological Society-Southeast Chapter for their Spring Meeting on this Saturday, March 18. The meeting will be held in the Pitts Room of the James B. Duke Library, beginning at 9:15am with a welcome from Dean Peterson and concluding around 5pm after the final paper session. At 11am, Maureen Carr […]

Novels for Musicians

Currently on display in the Maxwell Music Library is a selection of novels for musicians and music lovers. Titles include: The Fortress of Solitude: A Novel Half-Blood Blues: A Novel The Piano Tuner A Visit from the Goon Squad Orfeo: A Novel Station Eleven: A Novel The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto A Cathedral Singer Stabat […]

Hail to the Chief

‘Hail to the Chief’: The Official Anthem of the U.S. President A new display in the Maxwell Music Library calls attention to the history of the official anthem of the U.S. President.   “Hail to the Chief” has been played for many years to announce the arrival, or to acknowledge the presence, of the President of […]

The Secret Museum of Mankind

The Secret Museum of Mankind Visit the Maxwell Music Library to view the latest display featuring “The Secret Museum of Mankind.” Remastered directly from original 78s recorded between 1925 and 1948, Pat Conte’s “Secret Museum of Mankind” offers a rare peek into a musical history that, in many cases, has already been swept away by […]

Embracing the Digital Liberal Arts

The Digital Collections Center has always been committed to supporting faculty digitization projects, so it is no surprise that the Center recently began contributing its expertise to the creation of digital liberal arts projects housed in the Furman University Scholar Exchange (FUSE). The Center recently worked with Music Librarian Patricia Sasser and Furman Advantage Student […]

For the Love of the Cello

  A new display in the Maxwell Music Library celebrates the cello.  Titles include: Topless cellist : the improbable life of Charlotte Moorman The world of music according to Starker Rostropovich : the musical life of the great cellist, teacher, and legend Gregor Piatigorsky : the life and career of the virtuoso cellist Emanuel Feuermann (ebook) […]

Clean & Sparkling Closure

The James B. Duke Library, including Special Collections will be closed on Thursday, June 2nd at 12 noon and reopen at 8am On Monday, June 6th for our annual carpet cleaning and preventive insect management. Maxwell Music Library and Sanders science Library will also be closed on Friday-Monday. During this time many of our resources […]