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Rare Book Acquisitions in 2018

The following rare books, letters, and tracts were acquired by Furman’s Special Collections and Archives over the past year.  

A Librarian in Your Pocket

A Librarian in your Pocket Got a question and a cell phone? Text your librarian at (864) 214-7172.

Director of Libraries Retiring

Dr. Janis Bandelin, who has served as Furman’s Director of Libraries since 1996, is set to retire in December. Janis attended the University of California at Davis, majoring in English and received her elementary and secondary teaching credentials. Seeking adventure and international work experience, she taught junior high and high school students at the Collegio […]

Furman Singers Scrapbooks

Furman Singers Scrapbooks Founded in 1946, Furman Singers is one of the premier collegiate ensembles in America. The group tours across the United States and Europe, showcasing a repertoire that covers everything from Renaissance motets to the finest choral music of the 20th century. Each year since 1970, the Furman Singers compile a scrapbook documenting […]

Homecoming Tent and Open House

Are you planning to attend Homecoming? If so, visit the Furman University Libraries’ tent on the Furman Mall. We would love to see alumni, and especially library student assistant alums, on Saturday, October 20th from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Furman’s Special Collections and Archives is celebrating Homecoming with several events throughout the weekend. “Behind the […]

Furman’s Legacy of Slavery

This exhibition invites the Furman community and the general public to reckon with Furman University’s legacy of slavery. The themes, artifacts, and documents presented here are based on research conducted by the Task Force on Slavery and Justice, which was commissioned by the university in the spring of 2017. The exhibition is a companion to […]

Furman’s Legacy of Slavery

Special Collections and Archives recently made a major acquisition with help from the History Department and the library administration: a letter from Jackson, a slave belonging to John Howard Furman, to his master, written (or likely dictated) in October 1864. Jackson and several other slaves belonging to Furman (son of Samuel Furman, who was a […]

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 […]

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 […]