Last Updated: May 9, 2016
- Art Department Slide Library
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
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.
- 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
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
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
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
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 documents from the Furman Library. Materials submitted by other institutions or individuals will be noted in each item's metadata.
- Earth and Environmental Sciences Materials
Instructional materials created for and used primarily by the Earth and Environmental Sciences department. This collection was made possible by a 2010 ACS Faculty Renewal Grant Award awarded to Weston Dripps, Furman Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences.
- 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 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 University 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 University Board of Trustees Minutes
The minutes from the regular meetings of Furman University's Board of Trustees from 1825 - 1949. This collection does not contain minutes from the Executive Committee or Executive Meetings. Off-campus use of this collection requires a Furman ID and password.
- 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.
- Furman University Old Campus Photos
This collection contains over 1,500 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 1865 until 1967 after the campus closed due to its relocation to 3300 Poinsett Highway. These images are part of the Furman University Historical Images digital collection.
- Furman University 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.
- Historical Newspapers
View selected issues of the Greenville Daily Herald, The Charleston Courier, The Carolina News and Guide, Cohen's Weekly, the Illinois State Register, and other historical newspapers dating from 1851 - 1963.
- A History of Costume
Nearly 1,500 color slides demonstrating the history of fashion with notes and commentaries created by Jeanne Button and photographed by Stephen Sbarge. The collection showcases the history of clothing for women and men from ancient Egypt to 1992.
- Marie Antoinette
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.
- New Orleans
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).
- Postcard Collections
Browse postcards from the Ethel Howard Postcard Collection, the Furman University Postcard Collection, the South Carolina Postcard Collection, the Greenville Woman's College Collection, and the Judson Collection.
- Religion in Life Lectures
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
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.
- Sheet Music Collection
Selected sheet music from the the Furman Special Collections and Archives and the Maxwell Music Library. Most of the items are specific to South Carolina. Items date from the 1900s - 1940s and include Carolina Lullaby, Carolina Moon, Carolina in the Morning and other popular tunes.
- 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
Selected items from The Ware Family Collection housed in the Furman University Special Collections and Archives. The materials represent Thomas Edwin Ware’s business interests in the 19th century, including land grants, liens, and slave documents. Learn more.
This growing collection will ultimately contain digitized copies of all the Furman University and Greenville Woman's College yearbooks. Currently, the collection includes the Bonhomie yearbooks from 1901 - 2010, and selected Entre Nous yearbooks from 1912-1931.