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161 Years of Furman Course Catalogs

Have you ever wondered what classes Furman students were taking in 1881, or how much were students paying for tuition in 1852, or what athletic programs were offered in 1929? Now you can find out the answers to these questions and more! 161 years of Furman Course Catalogs (from 1852-2013) have been scanned and are […]

Furman Concert Choir Online

The Digital Collections Center and the Special Collections and Archives have partnered with the Furman Concert Choir to create a digital collection of the Concert Choir’s albums. The Furman Concert Choir was organized in 1960 as a small, auditioned group which performs choral music from all periods of music history. Under the direction of Dr. […]

Exhibition: Collecting History

Collecting History: Coins, Banknotes, and Postage Stamps in Special Collections Exhibition Dates: June – August 2017 Collected by people of all ages and status, coins, banknotes and postage stamps serve a practical function, yet can be considered miniature works of art that reflect the history and culture of their time. Featuring national symbols, notable individuals […]

Meet Our Research and Creative Fellows

This year, Special Collections and Archives has two 10-week summer fellowships for Furman undergraduates. These competitive fellowships sponsored by Carolyn ’67 and Joseph ’68 Warden will allow students to perform original research using materials in Special Collections and Archives for a research or creative project of their own design. Chrissy Hicks ’20 is a future […]

Furman University Oral History Project

Furman University Oral History Project  This growing collection contains oral histories taken and recorded by history professor Courtney Tollison and her students. Many of the recordings feature Furman’s own rich history and the history of Greenville. Some of the notable interviewees include Max and Trude Heller, Charles Townes, President John E. and Martha Johns, John […]

The Furman Hornet

Furman University athletes have always worn purple and white. However, the mascots they played under have changed over the years. The earliest teams were referred to as the “Hornets,” a name they shared with the student newspaper. In the 1920s, the football team began to be referred to as the “Purple Hurricane.” The basketball team […]

Memorial Day Hours

In honor of Memorial Day, the James B. Duke Library will operate on an adjusted schedule. May 27 – Saturday – CLOSED May 28 – Sunday – 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm May 29 – Monday – 10:00 am – 10:00 pm In 1921, Furman paid tribute to the University’s World War I veterans in […]

Isaqueena

“Our magazine bears the name of one who is indeed famous in tradition for her perseverance and heroism in bearing such important news to her friends” writes Louise Scarborough, student editor of the Isaqueena, the literary magazine of the Greenville Woman’s College first published in 1906. Over 90 issues of the Isaqueena have been scanned […]

Exhibit Opening: February 16

Please join us for the opening reception of the exhibition “Over Here, Over There: Greenville in the Great War,” curated by Professor Courtney Tollison and Helen Mistler ’19. WHEN:  Thursday, February 16, 2017, 4:00 – 5:30pm WHERE:  Second floor of the James B. Duke Library This exhibit surveys World War I’s (1914-1918) impact on the […]

Research & Creative Fellowships

Special Collections and Archives Research and Creative Fellowships, Summer 2017 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 […]