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Homecoming Tent and Open House

Are you planning to attend Homecoming? If so, visit the Furman University Libraries’ tent on the Furman Mall. We would love to see alumni, and especially library student assistant alums, on Saturday, October 20th from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Furman’s Special Collections and Archives is celebrating Homecoming with several events throughout the weekend. “Behind the […]

Furman’s Legacy of Slavery

This exhibition invites the Furman community and the general public to reckon with Furman University’s legacy of slavery. The themes, artifacts, and documents presented here are based on research conducted by the Task Force on Slavery and Justice, which was commissioned by the university in the spring of 2017. The exhibition is a companion to […]

Furman’s Legacy of Slavery

Special Collections and Archives recently made a major acquisition with help from the History Department and the library administration: a letter from Jackson, a slave belonging to John Howard Furman, to his master, written (or likely dictated) in October 1864. Jackson and several other slaves belonging to Furman (son of Samuel Furman, who was a […]

Hungry Drovers Love Poetry

Furman University’s Special Collections and Archives is teaming up with The Hungry Drover on Saturday, August 18. Come for lunch and stay for a poetry reading, featuring poets from the newly-published anthology “Archive: South Carolina Poetry Since 2005.” Lunch 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM / Poetry Reading 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Edited by Furman […]

Historic Stained Glass Windows

The Furman Course Catalog of 1899-1900 describes the new Alumni Hall that had just been erected on the downtown campus at a cost of twenty thousand dollars.  “The building is modern in construction and contains, besides two lecture rooms and two spacious halls for the Adelphian and Philosophian Societies, a large auditorium  . . . will […]

Frequently Requested Materials

What are some of the most frequently requested materials in Special Collections and Archives? University Course Catalogs  The University Archives maintains a complete run of catalogs for Furman University, which contain descriptions of all courses offered at Furman from 1852 to present. An incomplete run of catalogs for the Greenville Woman’s College begins in 1857. All […]

Who is Mr. Maxwell?

WHO IS MR. MAXWELL? The Robert J. Maxwell Media Center and Library is named for Mr. Robert J. Maxwell, Jr., a local philanthropist. Mr. Maxwell believed that “God had blessed him with wealth, and his burden was to use it wisely,”* and so during his life and through his estate, he gave generously to those […]

A Missionary in Burma

J. Martin England was born in the mill town of Seneca, South Carolina in 1901. He received degrees from Furman University in 1924, and from Crozer Theological Seminary, Pennsylvania. England received an Honorary Doctorate in Divinity from Furman University in 1986. From 1933 until 1939 and again from 1945 to 1950, England and his wife […]

Pleased to Share Our Biennial Report

We are pleased to share the Furman University Libraries’ biennial report which highlights accomplishments and activities during the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years. Click on the image below to be directed to an online version of the report. 

Meet Our Summer Intern

Gabriel Fresa (’18) is a Religion major and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Minor who will be working as the Furman Libraries intern for summer 2018. He has worked as an ILL assistant since 2016 and is eager to learn more about the community aspect inherent in the library work environment as well as electronic […]