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Faculty Library Resources: Special Collections

About the Department


Reading Room door


Special Collections and Archives
James B. Duke Library, 2nd floor
3300 Poinsett Hwy
Greenville, SC 29613


Fax: 864-294-2160



Monday - Friday, 12pm - 5pm




Welcome to Special Collections and Archives!



William Gilmore Simms Research Room


Special Collections and Archives is located on the second floor of the James B. Duke Library.  Our mission is to acquire, organize, make available, and preserve a variety of primary and secondary research materials documenting the history and people of Furman University, Greenville Woman's College, Greenville, the South Carolina Upstate, South Carolina Baptists, and 20th and 21st century poets in this state. 

We can incorporate Special Collections materials into class assignments and provide guest lectures orienting students to our collections.  Check out our Research by Subject  page for guides to our materials.

Please let us know if we can be of assistance.  Please call Jeff Makala at (864) 294-2714 or email Special Collections.

We look forward to working with you and your students!

Special Collections Librarian & University Archivist

Jeff Makala
Contact Info
Special Collections and Archives
 James B. Duke Library, 2nd Floor