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January 11, 1963

This morning’s blast of frigid temperatures also brought a sense of déjà vu. A Paladin newspaper article from January 11th, 1963 describes students suffering a walk to the Dining Hall through bitter cold. The article also features a photograph of Ted Willis, a professional skater with the Holiday on Ice Show, skating on the iced […]

Happy 100th to Dr. Tucker

Happy 100th birthday to Dr. Robert Tucker!  Dr. Tucker worked as the university librarian at Furman University from 1947 to 1978. His tenure at the university witnessed the move from the downtown campus to the current location, and into a new library far better-suited to handle the demands of the collection. He expanded the South […]

Furman Magazine Now Online

The Digital Collections Center is proud to announce the launch of its newest digital collection: Furman Magazine. This collection contains over 180 issues of the Furman Magazine beginning with its first issue in 1951 all the way up to its current issue from the Spring of 2015. The magazines are a fascinating look at the development […]

Charles Townes (’35) Remembered

Charles Townes, a Nobel Prize winning scientist, Greenville native and a 1935 graduate of Furman University, died Tuesday morning. He was 99.  In spite of his international acclaim and celebrity, Dr. Townes remained true to his Greenville roots and enduring faith. Though Dr. Townes and his longtime wife, Frances, lived in California, they visited the […]

History Is Just a Mouse Click Away!

Over the past 2 months, The Digital Collections Center launched two new online collections containing historical materials from the Furman University Special Collections and Archives. Now you can access these important primary source materials with just a simple click of a mouse.   Civil War Correspondence View Online Collection This collection contains over 100 letters […]

“Nothing but rain, rain”

The Digital Collections Center is partnering with the Furman University Special Collections and Archives on the creation of a new digital collection titled “Civil War Correspondence.” The contents of the collection will include over 100 letters from Furman alumni who served in the Civil War. Among the letters is one written from Charles Manning Furman […]

Furman University Presidents

The Board of Trustees recently announced the appointment of Dr. Elizabeth Davis as Furman University’s 12th President. See photographs of Furman’s presidents below: Additional Resources: – Presidential items in our digital collections – Presidential information from Special Collections and Archives  

Happy New Year!

Furman University Library’s online Postcard Collections contain many treasures such as this New Year’s postcard from 1910. It was sent from a former student at Greenville Female College named Bessie to Stella Rossignol.                           The reverse of the postcard reads: Miss Stella Rossignol […]

391 issues of Paladin now online

The Furman Student Newspapers digital collection now contains 391 new issues of The Paladin. The additions to the collection span 17 years from September 1982 – October 1999. With this latest addition, the digital collection now contains over 2,000 items including all issues of the University’s original student newspaper the Hornet (1916-1961) and 30 years […]