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Furman Libraries Summer Internship

Have you ever wanted to experience behind-the-scenes in a library to explore a possible career? Are you looking for a productive way to spend your summer? This summer, the Furman Libraries will again offer a full-time internship for Furman undergraduates. Designed for students with an expressed interest in library and/or information science, this internship will […]

Special Collections and Archives Teaching Fellows

James B. Duke Library Special Collections and Archives 2018 Teaching Fellows Announcement In the summer of 2018, the Furman Libraries will partner with the Faculty Development Center to offer two short-term fellowships for Furman faculty to encourage the creative use of special collections materials in teaching and learning. Fellowships are open to all Furman faculty […]

Moody, Wild, Restless, and Wayward

“Moody, Wild, Restless, and Wayward”: Travelers and Travel Literature in Rare Books and Special Collections Exhibition Dates: January – May 2018 The above description of Americans comes from the British political and social theorist Harriet Martineau, who traveled throughout the United States in 1834. Scores of European observers came to America in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, eager […]

Research and Creative Fellowships

Special Collections and Archives Research and Creative Fellowships Summer 2018 Sponsored by Carolyn ’67 and Joseph ’68 Warden This 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 […]

Student Diversity Photo Contest Winners

In October 2017, the Furman Libraries and Center for Inclusive Communities launched the Furman Student Diversity Photography Contest. They sought digital photographs that represented what diversity and inclusion looked like to Furman students. In addition to the photographs, students were asked to submit a brief description that told the story of the photograph. Staff and […]

Special Collections Pop-Up Exhibit

Special Collections Pop-Up Exhibit, Just for Study Day! Stop by the Special Collections table in the Rinker Research Commons of James B. Duke Library to see some highlights from our collections, including: newly-acquired medieval manuscripts, a first edition of Thoreau’s Walden, historic campus photographs, 1960s Furman underground newspapers, and more! Today only, 12:00-2:00.  

Calling all bibliophiles!

The Furman Bibliophiles will host a gathering Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 3:30 PM in the Pitts Room of the James B. Duke Library. Professor of English Emeritus, Duncan MacArthur, will display an array of 17th and 18th century British periodicals, some from his own collection, and discuss the literary developments and peculiarities inherent in […]

Book Illustration Processes: 1498-2016

Illustrations have been important components of books from the start. Woodcut images appeared in the first printed books, and even preceded them in early blockbooks and prints made in Germany in the early- to mid-fifteenth century. Because books were printed using relief processes from the fifteenth through late twentieth centuries, many different types of relief […]

Pitts Room Tech Upgrade

The Pitts Room, located on the 2nd floor of the James B. Duke Library, received a major technology upgrade, adding the best features of a “smart classroom” to the space. We now have an LCD projector and large screen for presentations, together with a complete computer, DVD, Apple TV, and overhead document camera housed in […]

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.