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Art Department Slide Library

  • Art Department Slide Library  Icon

    Digital copies of Furman University's Art Department extensive slide library. The original slides had previously been used in class, but due to the limited use of the slides and the increasing scarcity of replacement parts for slide projects, this digital collection was created.

August Sander and the Weimar Republic

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    August Sander (1876-1964) was a photographer in Germany during the period known to history as the Weimar Republic. The pictures in this collection have been selected from his seven-volume masterwork, People in the 20th Century.


  • Byzantium  Icon

    Images from the collection of History Professor David Spear which focus primarily on the Byzantine Empire. Contents include mosaics, floor plans, maps, and buildings.

Catalogs and Bulletins

  • Catalogs and Bulletins

    This growing collection currently includes 57 of the Greenville Woman's College Catalogs/Bulletins dating from 1857 through 1937. The collection will eventually contain all the Catalogs for both Greenville Woman's College and Furman University. The Furman Catalogs are currently available online here.

Children of Asia and the World

  • Children of Asia and the World  Icon

    Photographs of children from around the world, currently focusing primarily on Asia. Countries include Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Thailand.

Civil War Correspondence

  • Civil War Correspondence

    Peruse over 100 letters from Furman alumni who served in the Civil War. The collection contains 16 letters from Samuel McBride Pringle (who died in 1861 from a wound sustained at the Battle of Antietam) and 91 letters between Charles M. Furman (son of the University’s first president) and his sweetheart Frances Garden. The letters are part of the Furman Special Collections and Archives.

Coin Collections

  • Coin Collections

    A collection of more than 700 coins, the majority of which were created during the Roman Republic and Roman Empire. In addition to the ancient coins, there are also a number of coins which were created in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. These coins are predominately from European kingdoms and Latin American mints.

Czech Republic and Central Europe

  • Czech Republic and Central Europe

    Photographs taken by Furman University Education professor Michael Svec. Although the majority of the photographs are from the Czech Republic, photographs from Slovakia, Vienna, Lithuania and Poland are also included.

Digitized Microformat Materials

  • Digitized Microformat Materials

    Digitized microformat documents from the Furman Library. Materials submitted by other institutions or individuals will be noted in each item's metadata.

Documentaries on the History of Modern Europe

  • Documentaries on the History of Modern Europe

    Documentaries created for the class HST 104 based on independent student research in primary and secondary sources. The films aim to explore the role of men and women as historical actors, and focus on the ways in which individual lives were shaped by the historical forces of their era.

Earth and Environmental Sciences Materials

  • Earth and Environmental Sciences Materials  Icon

    Instructional materials created for and used primarily by the Earth and Environmental Sciences department. Creation of this collection was made possible by a 2010 ACS Faculty Renewal Grant Award awarded to Weston Dripps, Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Furman University.

Furman Army ROTC

  • Furman Army ROTC

    Photographs, pamphlets, and other materials on the history of ROTC at Furman beginning in the 1960s. The Furman University Department of Military Science was organized in the fall of 1950 as an Armored Cavalry ROTC Unit.

Furman Cougar Project

  • Furman Cougar Project

    The Furman Cougar Project (2008-2013) collection contains photographs from the Ladder Ranch in Sierra County, New Mexico. The cameras used in the capturing of photos were funded in part by the Oregon Zoo Future for Wildlife Conservation Grant and sponsored by Michelle Schireman. Photos in this collection were contributed by Travis Perry, Furman Associate Professor of Biology.

Furman Faculty Notices

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    This collection contains the meeting agendas and minutes, committee reports, and other materials related to the faculty of Furman University. The collection is only accessible to current Furman University faculty.

Furman Glass Plates

  • Furman Glass Plates

    Scans from glass plate negatives housed in Special Collections and Archives at Furman University. These images represent both Furman and the Greenville Woman's College and span the years 1915 to 1933, with the majority from 1928 to 1932.

Furman Magazine

  • Furman Magazine

    First published in December 1951, the Furman Magazine is currently published quarterly for alumni and friends of the University. The magazines contain rich historical content about the creation of the current campus and the accomplishments of University professors, alumni, and friends.

Furman New Campus Photos: 1950-1962

  • Furman New Campus Photos: 1950-1962

    This collection contains nearly 350 photographs of the new campus of Furman University located at 3300 Poinsett Highway in Greenville, SC. The photographs date from 1950-1962, and show the creation of the new campus including the
    construction of buildings, and the transitions from the downtown campus of Furman University and Greenville Woman's College.

Furman Old Campus Photos: 1851-1958

  • Furman Old Campus Photos: 1851-1958

    This collection contains over 2,000 photographs of the old main campus of Furman University located in downtown Greenville, SC along the Reedy River. Images cover over 100 years, dating from 1851 until 1958 when this location closed down after its relocation to 3300 Poinsett Highway.

Furman Oral History Project

Furman Student Newspapers

  • Furman Student Newspapers

    This collection contains digitized copies of the Furman University student publication The Furman Hornet (1916 to 1961) and copies of The Paladin (1961-1999). Additional issues will be added in the future.

Furman Trustees Minutes

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    This collection contains the minutes from the regular meetings of Furman University's Board of Trustees from 1825 to 1949. Minutes from the Executive Committee, Executive Meetings, and all minutes after 1949 have been removed.

Furman University Natural History

  • Furman University Natural History

    The Furman Natural History Collection is dedicated to preserving the natural history of Furman University, initially focused on the Furman Lake, sustainability, and the environmental impact of humans.

Greenville Woman's College

  • Greenville Woman's College

    The collection contains over 500 documents, postcards, and photographs from the Greenville Woman's College of Greenville, South Carolina.

Historical Newspapers

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    High quality scans of selected issues of The Illinois State Register and The Charleston Courier from the Spring of 1860.

A History of Costumes

  • A History of Costumes  Icon

    A History of Costumes shows the evolution of costumes and clothing over the years - from the ancient Greeks right up to the present time.

Images of Germany - Austria - Switzerland

Marie Antoinette

  • Marie Antoinette  Icon

    Paintings, drawings, and caricatures depicting the life of Marie Antoinette - from her birth in 1755 to the 1789 French Revolution and ultimately her execution October 16, 1793.

Medieval History

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    Images and video from the collection History Professor David Spear which focus primarily on the Middle Ages.

New Orleans

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    Graphs, maps, photographs, and other visual representations of the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. The content was gathered or created by Diane Boyd (Center for Teaching and Learning); Lloyd Benson (History); Suresh Muthukrishnan (Earth and Environment Sciences); and Libby Young (Library).

Overland Trip from Indonesia to England (1976)

Postcard Collections

  • Postcard Collections

    Digital copies of postcards kept by Special Collections and Archives. The collections include: Ethel Howard Postcard Collection; Furman University Postcard Collection; and South Carolina Postcard Collection.

Religion in Life Lectures

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    Recordings of lectures from the Religion in Life Lecture series at Furman University. Spanning from 1967 to the present, this collection will ultimately contain lectures from well-known religious and political figures as well as members of the Furman community.

Richard Furman and James C. Furman Collection

  • Richard Furman and James C. Furman Collection

    This collection contains over 750 letters and 18 sermons of Richard Furman (1755-1825), the namesake of Furman University and his son, James Clement Furman (1809-1891), the University's first president who served from 1859-1879.

South Carolina Sheet Music Collection

  • South Carolina Sheet Music Collection  Icon

    Selected South Carolina sheet music from the the Furman Special Collections & Archives. Items date  from the 1920s - 1940s and include Carolina Lullaby, Carolina Moon, Carolina in the Morning and other popular tunes.

Spain Travels

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    Photographs from the collection of Linda Bartlett, Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures (Spanish). Digital images were created from slides of Spain from her study away and personal travels.

Travels of Robert Tucker

  • Travels of Robert Tucker

    Photographs taken and collected by former Furman University Director of Libraries, Dr. Robert Tucker. Currently, this collection includes materials from trips to: East Asia; Italy; Norway; Scandinavia; and South America, among others.

Ware Family Manuscripts Collection

  • Ware Family Manuscripts Collection

    Selected items from The Ware Family Collection housed in theSpecial Collections and Archives. The materials primarily represent Thomas Edwin Ware’s business interests in the 19th century. The collection includes land grants, deeds, receipts, estate documents, slave documents, and letters. Learn more about The Ware Family Collection.


  • Yearbooks

    This growing collection will ultimately contain digitized copies of all the Furman University and Greenville Woman's College yearbooks. Currently, the collection includes the Furman University Bonhomie yearbooks, dating 1901 - 1950.


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