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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 […]

Easter Break Hours

Easter Break Hours for the James B. Duke Library April 18 Thursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm April 19 Friday CLOSED April 20 Saturday CLOSED April 21 Sunday CLOSED April 22 Monday 10:00 am – 1:00 am   Should Easter Break be longer? Students were asked this question for the April 12, 1985 issue of […]

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 […]

Poetry Reading CLP

Rosko’s work is formally innovative and thematically relevant to life in 2019 America. Her newest poetry collection, Weather Inventions, captures an enduring sense of wonder in the face of nature alongside the scientific impulse to observe and measure. Rosko will join us from Charleston, where she is Associate Professor and M.F.A. Director at the College […]

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 […]

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 […]

Summer Research & Creative Fellowships

Special Collections and Archives Research and Creative Fellowships Summer 2019 Sponsored by Carolyn ’67 and Joseph ’68 Warden For the third year in a row, 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 […]

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 […]