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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. 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 […]

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 […]

Furman University and the Great War

Special Collections & Archives and the Digital Collections Center are proud to present the newest digital collection: Furman University and the Great War which illustrates how World War I impacted Furman students and the Furman family. The collection is small and is expected to keep growing. Currently you can find letters, public records, and images related […]

Joseph Vaughn Event: Jan. 29

FURMAN TO HONOR FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDENT WITH JOSEPH VAUGHN EVENT from Furman News, by Ron Wagner ’93, Senior Writer A black-and-white picture of Joseph Vaughn ’68 standing on the stairs in front of the James B. Duke Library, books in his left hand, eyes facing forward, is an iconic representation of desegregation at Furman. Vaughn became the […]

Slacks Allowed in JBD on Saturdays

The newly updated Furman Student Newspapers Collection is now online. The collection includes scans of the print newspapers from 1916 through April 2018. A huge thank you to the Digital Collections Center staff and student assistants who made this collection a reality. The new scans, better OCR, and improved metadata really improve the usability of this […]