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The Bill Of Rights Turns 225

In December of 1771 the final version of 10 amendments to the Constitution of the United States was adopted. The Bill of Rights, as the first ten amendments are known, is our most important document for balancing the rights of individual citizens and the government. The Bill of Rights has endured through many tests during those 225 […]

Artstor Celebrates Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, and Artstor Digital Library is celebrating women who shaped the political and social landscape of America by highlighting The Schlesinger History of Women in America, an expansive photographic collection from the archives of the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library at Harvard University. Documenting American women’s experiences from the 1840s through […]

MLK Holiday Schedule

In observance of the national holiday in Dr. King’s honor, the James B. Duke Library will be operating on an adjusted schedule. January 15       Sunday       10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. January 16       Monday      10:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m. Books by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Furman University […]

Five Dollars and a Pork Chop Sandwich

To honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives of Furman University’s Student Life (DIISL) organization hosted a MLK community breakfast on Friday, January 13.  The keynote speaker was Dr. Mary Frances Berry, author, educator, and historian. The James B. Duke Library has several of her books: […]

National Hunting and Fishing Day

Over 100 years ago, hunters and anglers were the earliest and most vocal supporters of conservation and scientific wildlife management. They were the first to recognize that rapid development and unregulated uses of wildlife were threatening the future of many species. These early conservationists called for the first laws restricting the commercial slaughter of wildlife. […]

P.S. Remove the records!

When British troops began to advance toward the United States’ new capital of Washington in the summer of 1814, it was clear that government leaders had not prepared an adequate defense for the city and its government buildings. Upon seeing the British advancing toward Washington, Secretary of State James Monroe, dispatched a note to President […]

14th Librarian of Congress

Dr. Carla Hayden was sworn in as the 14th Librarian of Congress by Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts Jr. in the Great Hall of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, September 14. Hayden will be the first woman and the first African-American to serve as Librarian of […]

Independence Day Hours

Due to the Independence Day holiday, the James B. Duke Library and all campus branches will be closed on Sunday, July 3rd and Monday, July 4th.  To help get your 4th off to a good start, here are just a few of the library’s great resources on the subject. The full text of the Declaration of Independence can […]

Memorial Day Hours

In honor of Memorial Day, the James B. Duke Library will operate on an adjusted schedule. May 28 – Saturday – CLOSED May 29 – Sunday – 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm May 30 – Monday – 10:00 am – 10:00 pm In 1921, Furman paid tribute to the University’s World War I veterans in […]

Brokered and Contested Conventions

Some call it an open convention, while others prefer the terms “contested,” “disputed,” or “brokered.” Whatever the words, Trump rivals Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and John Kasich are trying to accrue enough delegates ahead of the July convention to deny the front-running billionaire the necessary majority on the first ballot — forcing a second ballot, something the Republicans have […]