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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 […]

New Books from our Librarians

Two of Furman’s librarians have recently co-edited new books. Recipes for Mindfulness in Your Library: Supporting Resilience and Community Engagement Co-edited by Jenny Colvin, Assistant Director for Outreach Services, and published by the American Library Association. The book explores a wide range of approaches that demonstrate how librarians have integrated mindfulness into their daily work […]

The Origins of May Day

Did you ever wonder about the origins of May Day? The National Museum of American History offers a fascinating look into the origin of the holiday in this 2 part blog article: May Day: America’s traditional, radical, complicated holiday, Part 1 May Day: America’s traditional, radical, complicated holiday, Part 2 At one point, they note […]

Libraries Celebrate DinsDay

Furman Library benefactor, Charlie Peace, celebrates #DinsDay with his friends in the Furman Libraries.

How to Behave

A group of courtesy books and etiquette manuals to add to our growing collection in Special Collections and Archives. Hints on Etiquette (1924) The Correct Thing in Good Society (1902) The Ladies’ Hand-book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness A Manual of Etiquette for Gentlemen: Or, True Principles of Politeness (1859) The Etiquette of Love, […]