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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 […]

Summer Interim Hours

August 9 is the last day of Summer Session II.  If you will be around between now and the first day of Fall Semester, the library is open so come and see us. Summer Interim Hours August 12 Sunday 1pm-5pm August 13 Monday 9am-5pm August 14 Tuesday 9am-5pm August 15 Wednesday 9am-5pm August 16 Thursday 9am-5pm […]

Irritating the President

August 5, 1789 The Senate spent most of its first year setting precedents. During the month of August 1789, it established two precedents that particularly irritated President George Washington. On August 5, for the first time, the Senate refused to confirm a presidential appointee. Ignoring the budding concept of “senatorial courtesy,” President George Washington had […]

Southern Civil Rights and Library History

On June 24, the governing Council of American Library Association (ALA) passed a historic resolution that “apologizes to African Americans for wrongs committed against them in segregated public libraries” and commends those “who risked their lives to integrate public libraries for their bravery and courage in challenging segregation in public libraries and in forcing public libraries […]

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 […]

Recent Additions in Leisure Reading

Let’s no one get hurt Asymmetry Daphne : a novel