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The Furman Libraries are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we are still here to help you with your research needs! Check out our COVID-19 Remote Learning Guide to learn how we can help you. Read the most up-to-date information regarding Furman’s response to COVID-19.

Newspaper Editorials Foreshadow the Civil War

Back in 1997, Dr. Lloyd Benson, Furman’s Walter Kenneth Mattison Professor of History, launched an ambitious online project titled “Secession Era Editorials.” The purpose of the website was to provide online access to political newspaper editorials written in the “secession era”, a precursor to the American Civil War. On his original website, Dr. Benson noted: […]

Furman Honors Joseph Vaughn

Jan. 29th is now a day of remembrance, celebration, and hope in honor of Furman’s first African American undergraduate student, Joseph Vaughn. Read more about the Joseph Vaughn Day Commemoration Ceremony held on Jan. 29th, 2020. You can learn more about Joseph Vaughn by exploring Furman’s digital collections: Photos from Yearbooks: 1965 (on steps of […]

Students Enhance Furman’s Coin Collection

Furman’s Richard Prior Coin Collection is now available online thanks to Furman summer research fellows Rebecca Fulford (’21) and Allyson Stevens (’21). The two fellows, under the direction of Chiara Palladino, Assistant Professor of Classics, collaborated with the Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives and the Digital Collections Center to complete their project. First, they described […]

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 […]

Colombian Immigrants Tell Their Stories

Dr. SofĂ­a 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 […]

Furman Recitals Now Online

For the first time ever, Furman Music students and faculty can listen to their recitals and concerts online. The Furman Music Department Recitals and Concerts online collection replaces the recitals/concerts CDs that were available for check-out in the Music Library. The online collection is available on-campus, but it is only accessible off-campus with a current […]

The Origins of May Day

Did you ever wonder about the origins of May Day? The National Museum of American History offers a fascinating look into the origin of the holiday in this 2 part blog article: May Day: America’s traditional, radical, complicated holiday, Part 1 May Day: America’s traditional, radical, complicated holiday, Part 2 At one point, they note […]