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J. Lyles Alley Collection exhibit

Lyles Alley Reception – Nov. 9th

Special Collections and Archives would like to remind you of the opening remarks and reception for our new exhibition, A Coach for Life: the J. Lyles Alley Collection.  The event will begin at 9:30 am on November 9, 2013 with remarks by Interim President Carl Kohrt, and a reception will follow until 1:00 pm.  For more information about […]

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Furman Magazines Now Online

The Digital Collections Center is proud to announce the launch of its newest digital collection: Furman Magazine. This collection contains over 170 issues of the Furman Magazine beginning with its first issue in 1951 all the way up to its current issue from the Summer of 2013. The magazines are a fascinating look at the development of Furman University […]

Do You Rick-Rack?

The following article was published over 80 years ago in the Furman Hornet student newspaper on September 29, 1932. (Number 18, Issue 2, page 6). “Rick-Racking” Latest Fad to Invade Local Campus; Profs Approve Do you Rick-Rack? Well! Well! Well! if you don’t, you are about as out of date as short dresses and prosperity. […]

Furman Oral Histories Now Open to the Public

The Furman Oral History Project, which was previously restricted to current Furman students, faculty, and staff, is now accessible online to the general public. Created in June of 2010, the Furman Oral History Project contains video interviews and accompanying transcripts featuring legendary Furman professors, trustees, and alumni including: Frances Furman Hewitt, Max and Trude Heller, […]

Students Return to Campus

Students are back on the campus of Furman University today. They are moving into their dorms, signing up for network credentials, setting up their laptops, attending events, and preparing for the start of the fall term on Tuesday. With all the bustle that accompanies the beginning of the school year, it is well worth taking […]

Furman Historical Photographs Online

As our last news post indicated, LUNA was undergoing some fairly significant technical difficulties. While some ongoing problems still remain, we are pleased to announce that the Furman historical photograph collections are once more accessible online.   Furman Old Campus Photos: 1851-1958 This collection contains the photographs of the old main campus of Furman University […]

James C. Furman’s Personal Library

James Clement Furman was the first president of Furman University (1859-1880) and the son of the University’s founder. Throughout his life, it was clear that he valued the importance of both formal and informal education. He was one of the first attendees of the Furman Theological Institute and by the age of 44, was a […]

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 the 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 […]

A Memory Captured in Time

If you ever have a few moments to browse the Furman University digital collections for unique and interesting images, an excellent place to start is the Furman Glass Plate Negatives collection. The digital collection contains materials from both Furman University and Greenville Woman’s College from the 1910s through the 1930s. Tucked away in this digital […]

Roses are Blooming!

The Janie Earle Furman Rose Garden is starting to bloom on the campus of Furman University. Beautiful roses in shades of red, pink, and yellow line the walks and perfume the air. Here are a few photographs of the garden taken yesterday afternoon: The beautiful rose garden we see today started out as an expanse […]