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The History of Swan Lake

Swan Lake is perhaps one of Furman University’s most iconic and relaxing features. On a beautiful day such as today, it is common to see folks from campus and the greater Greenville community walking, biking, or relaxing lakeside. The lake itself is not a natural occurrence. It came into being in the mid-1950s when the […]

Meet Our Research and Creative Fellow

Special Collections and Archives has a 10-week summer fellowship for Furman undergraduates. This competitive fellowship sponsored by Carolyn ’67 and Joseph ’68 Warden allows students to perform original research using materials in Special Collections and Archives for a research or creative project of their own design. This summer our Research and Creative Fellow is Olivia […]

Group Poetry Reading & Book Launch – CLP

To celebrate National Poetry Month and the publication of Archive: South Carolina Poetry Since 2005, a group poetry reading will take place in Burgiss Theater in the Trone Student Center on the Furman University campus on Wednesday, April 11 at 4:00. This CLP event is free and open to the public. Archive: South Carolina Poetry Since […]

Army Wives and Women’s Military Memoir Collection

Special Collections Receives The Marion Floyd Leach ’43 Army Wives and Women’s Military Memoir Collection This past fall, Special Collections was the recipient of a bequest, first made several decades ago, of a collection of books written by American women whose husbands were military officers. Collected over several decades by Marion Floyd Leach ’43, a self-described “army wife” and […]

Furman Libraries Summer Internship

Have you ever wanted to experience behind-the-scenes in a library to explore a possible career? Are you looking for a productive way to spend your summer? This summer, the Furman Libraries will again offer a full-time internship for Furman undergraduates. Designed for students with an expressed interest in library and/or information science, this internship will […]

Special Collections and Archives Teaching Fellows

James B. Duke Library Special Collections and Archives 2018 Teaching Fellows Announcement In the summer of 2018, the Furman Libraries will partner with the Faculty Development Center to offer two short-term fellowships for Furman faculty to encourage the creative use of special collections materials in teaching and learning. Fellowships are open to all Furman faculty […]

Moody, Wild, Restless, and Wayward

“Moody, Wild, Restless, and Wayward”: Travelers and Travel Literature in Rare Books and Special Collections Exhibition Dates: January – May 2018 The above description of Americans comes from the British political and social theorist Harriet Martineau, who traveled throughout the United States in 1834. Scores of European observers came to America in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, eager […]

Research and Creative Fellowships

Special Collections and Archives Research and Creative Fellowships Summer 2018 Sponsored by Carolyn ’67 and Joseph ’68 Warden This year, Special Collections and Archives will offer two 10-week summer fellowships for Furman undergraduates. These competitive fellowships will allow students to perform original research using materials in Special Collections and Archives for a research or creative […]

Student Diversity Photo Contest Winners

In October 2017, the Furman Libraries and Center for Inclusive Communities launched the Furman Student Diversity Photography Contest. They sought digital photographs that represented what diversity and inclusion looked like to Furman students. In addition to the photographs, students were asked to submit a brief description that told the story of the photograph. Staff and […]

Special Collections Pop-Up Exhibit

Special Collections Pop-Up Exhibit, Just for Study Day! Stop by the Special Collections table in the Rinker Research Commons of James B. Duke Library to see some highlights from our collections, including: newly-acquired medieval manuscripts, a first edition of Thoreau’s Walden, historic campus photographs, 1960s Furman underground newspapers, and more! Today only, 12:00-2:00.