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Research with Pride

This year is the 50th anniversary of Stonewall and also the year Furman added a Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Major. One of our primary source databases supporting these content areas is Gale’s Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 (Furman users only.) The publisher recently provided search tips for the various […]

Language Personality Quiz

Mango Languages is an online language learning resource freely available to all Furman students, faculty, and staff. Find it in the All Databases list. Whether you’re an adventure-hungry explorer with a knack for grammar, or a creative who loves high fashion, there is a language out there for you! The goal of learning a new […]

How to Behave

A group of courtesy books and etiquette manuals to add to our growing collection in Special Collections and Archives. Hints on Etiquette (1924) The Correct Thing in Good Society (1902) The Ladies’ Hand-book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness A Manual of Etiquette for Gentlemen: Or, True Principles of Politeness (1859) The Etiquette of Love, […]

Calling all bibliophiles!

Our Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist, Dr. Jeff Makala,  will host a show and tell highlighting recent acquisitions. 60s & 70s counterculture materials feminist comix contemporary queer zines 17th century emblem book 18th century French book printed entirely in red ink Dr. Makala will also answer questions about how and why he acquires materials […]

Announcing the Wells Family Endowment

Announcing the Wells Family Endowment The Furman Libraries have received a gift from Robert F. (Robin) Brabham ’68 to create the Wells Family Endowment for Special Collections, named after his great-great-grandfather Whitfield George Wells (who attended Furman from 1872-75) and his great-great-grandmother Mary Parler Wells, Greenville Baptist Female College (GWC) class of 1875. The endowment […]

The Green Book

The Negro Motorist Green Book Compendium  You’ve heard the tales, you’ve watched the movie, but have you seen The Green Book? During the dangerous days of Jim Crow segregation, it was difficult to be an African-American traveler, as hotels that would take you or restaurants that would serve you were few and far between. This was […]

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 […]

Interactive Books on Display

Recent Acquisitions in Book Arts, Fine Printing, and Artists’ Books Special Collections and Archives have always been interested in the form of the book as a physical object and the ways in which authors, publishers, artists, and printers collaborate to create printed works, in large and small quantities. Artists’ books use the form of the […]

Borderland

Six Americans have volunteered to take part in a border experience they will never forget. They have little in common except for their strong opinions about illegal undocumented immigrants. Over the next four weeks, the six will embark on an arduous and often heart-breaking journey to Guatemala, El Salvador, and Chiapas, southern Mexico, but only […]

Primary and Secondary Sources in the Sciences

You may be familiar with the distinction between primary and secondary sources in the humanities. There, a primary source is an account from someone who experienced the event – a first-person account. A secondary source is written by someone who was not there. Likewise, a science primary source is written by someone who experienced the […]