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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 […]

New Arrivals: Books

Looking for something to read in your downtime, during your lunchtime, or before your bedtime? Well, the Furman Libraries have recently acquired some exciting new titles that may be of interest to you. New Fiction: The Chain / Adrian McKinty Your phone rings. A stranger has kidnapped your child. To free them you must abduct […]

Win a Private Study Room!!!😎

The library has created a private, upgraded study room reserved for the “Scholar of the Month” and their friends.  Perks include: exclusive access to the upgraded study room for one month (think of it as your own office in the library for the month of March) comfy lounge chair large study table with 4 chairs bookcase to […]

New Arrivals: DVDs

Amazing Grace: A documentary presenting the live recording of Aretha Franklin’s album Amazing Grace at The New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972. Apollo 11: Featuring never-before-seen footage in its highest resolution, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission that first put men on the moon. […]

Open Access Week

What is open access? Open access refers to scholarly journals, textbooks, and data that are not hidden behind a paywall blocking students and researchers from accessing them for academic and research purposes. The purpose of Open Access Week is to raise awareness of the importance of having free access to information and to encourage libraries, […]

Furman Alum Given SC Library Association Award

Furman University Alum, Jonathan Newton (class of 2001), and professional library leader and advocate was honored at the South Carolina Library Association(SCLA) 2019 Conference with the Intellectual Freedom Award. Nominated by peers and colleagues from around the state, Jonathan was chosen for his “contributions in advocacy for South Carolina libraries and fighting for equality and […]

Colombian Immigrants Tell Their Stories

Dr. Sofía Kearns, professor at the Modern Languages and Literatures Department has completed an exciting digital scholarship project: Oral Histories of Colombian Textile Workers in Greenville, South Carolina. Dr. Kearns, working with her research fellows Ingrid Ramos (2021), Marina Cox (2020), and Whitney Maness (2020) completed the project this summer. They then collaborated with the […]

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 […]