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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.

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 […]

New Director of Libraries

The Furman Libraries would like to introduce our new Director of Libraries Dr. Caroline Mills! If she looks familiar, that’s because Dr. Mills has worked in the Furman Libraries since 2008, first as the Access Services and Instruction Librarian, and then, starting in 2012, as the Assistant Director for Collection Services. Since the retirement of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Furman Recitals Now Online

For the first time ever, Furman Music students and faculty can listen to their recitals and concerts online. The Furman Music Department Recitals and Concerts online collection replaces the recitals/concerts CDs that were available for check-out in the Music Library. The online collection is available on-campus, but it is only accessible off-campus with a current […]