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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 […]

Find It @ Furman Replaces Library Catalog

The Libraries have a new way to search print and electronic materials: Find It @ Furman. This new library management system will replace the Library Catalog, a system which is over 15 years old and has reached end-of-life. Find It @ Furman will allow for searching print and electronic resources, a more intuitive user experience, […]

Zoom Backgrounds for National Library Week

This week is National Library Week, and originally the American Library Association had picked “Find Your Place At the Library” as the theme. They had to make a quick pivot when most libraries across the world shut down for COVID-19, including the Furman Libraries. Now we are celebrating the theme as “Find the Library At […]

The Libraries are Here to Help!

The Furman Libraries are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we are still here to help you with your research needs! Check out our COVID-19 Remote Learning Guide to learn how we can help you. Read the most up-to-date information regarding Furman’s response to COVID-19.

Virtual Ways to Use the Library Resources–Human and Electronic

The Furman Libraries want to stay in touch with you and support your teaching and learning in the online environment that will be commencing soon. We have created a Guide that lists all the ways* you can get in touch with librarians and staff who can connect you with our resources and suggest ways of […]

2020 Summer Research and Creative Fellowships

For the fourth year, Special Collections and Archives will offer two 10-week summer fellowships for Furman undergraduates. These competitive fellowships will allow students to perform original research using materials in Special Collections and Archives for a research or creative project of their own design. In past years, Fellows have: transcribed medieval music manuscripts into modern […]

Furman Honors Joseph Vaughn

Jan. 29th is now a day of remembrance, celebration, and hope in honor of Furman’s first African American undergraduate student, Joseph Vaughn. Read more about the Joseph Vaughn Day Commemoration Ceremony held on Jan. 29th, 2020. You can learn more about Joseph Vaughn by exploring Furman’s digital collections: Photos from Yearbooks: 1965 (on steps of […]

Students Enhance Furman’s Coin Collection

Furman’s Richard Prior Coin Collection is now available online thanks to Furman summer research fellows Rebecca Fulford (’21) and Allyson Stevens (’21). The two fellows, under the direction of Chiara Palladino, Assistant Professor of Classics, collaborated with the Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives and the Digital Collections Center to complete their project. First, they described […]

A View of Furman’s Past

Early 20th century Furman viewbooks are now available online in the Furman University Viewbooks collection. According to Merriam-Webster, a viewbook is “a promotional booklet with pictures that is published by a college or university and used especially for recruiting students.” As photographs became easier and cheaper to create and mass-produce in the late 19th century, […]

When is a Bulletin Not a Bulletin?

The Furman Bulletin is, perhaps, one of the University’s most interesting and confusing publications. And now it’s available online in all its glory as the Furman Bulletins digital collection. The Bulletins began in January 1912 with the dedication of the James C. Furman Hall of Science and ended in 1974 as a 4-page profile of […]