Our Special Collections and Archives is a frequently used center for research into family history. This page briefly describes the most commonly used sources available here.
Please remember that our primary role is to facilitate the research activities of the University. We are nonetheless pleased to help you when you visit, although we can not do your research for you, and can only spend a limited amount of time on each email or telephone inquiry.
Please call us at (864) 294-2194 or e-mail Special Collections to schedule a visit. We are a small department and we want to ensure that we have staff and materials available to meet your needs. Plus it will save you time!
South Carolina Baptist ministers and other important figures in the South Carolina Baptist community; information on each individual differs. We collect biographies, newspaper and periodical articles, obituaries and information relating to the churches where they preached.
Link to the Historical Services at the South Carolina Baptist Convention website and their list of ministers who have died from the South Carolina Baptist Convention (SCBC) Annual through 1940. Listings after 1940 are available through Historical Services at the SCBC.
|1803||The Old Testament, translated out of the original Hebrew||SpecColl Oversize BS185 1803||Wood Furman (1779-1840) Family Bible "Family record" p. 677 [not in the record note]|
|1808||Bible. English. Authorized.||Furman Oversize BS185 1808 .P5||"Family record" (p. 677-680) contains entries in manuscript on Furman family, written by Richard Furman through Maria Dorothea Burn Furman|
|1816||Bible. English. Authorized.||Furman BS185 1816 .P5||Family records (marriages, births, deaths) of the Furman family. Bible belonged to Harriet E. Furman|
|1818||The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments : translated from the original tongues||SpecColl BS185 1818 .B6 /td>||This book has James C. Furman inscription|
|1819||The Holy Bible, containing the Old and the New Testaments : translated out of the original tongues and with the former translations diligently compared and revised||Furman BS185 1819 .B64||Belonged to Rev. Jonathon Davis, father-in-law of James C. Furman [info not in record note]|
|1822||The Columbian family and pulpit Bible : being a corrected and improved American edition||SpecColl Folio BS185 1822 .B6||"Family register": fold. leaf following sig. E10² "Bible belonged to William Baker and Lydia Dick Baker, descendants of Furman family"--note from Carolyn Lancaster 8/1/2006|
|1823||The Holy Bible, : containing the Old and New Testaments / translated out of the original tongues||Furman BS185 1823 .N4||Card inserted in Bible: “This Bible presented December 18, 1908 by Rev. H. H. Furman to John Richard Furman, Jr. from his grandfather Theo. B. Furman. Bible of your great grandfather, Rev. Richard Furman of Tuskaloosa, Ala.”-- "Richard Furman, 1827, Beaufort, S.C., bought from the American Bible Society"--Endpaper|
|1842||The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments,...||Furman BS185 1842 .N48||Library's copy has Judson family records (marriages, births, deaths) on pages between the Testaments|
|1857||The Holy Bible : containing the Old and New Testaments, translated out of the original tongues||SpecColl Folio BS185 1857 .N48||Blank pages for "Family record" ( following p. ) Births, deaths, and marriages in the Basil Manly family are written in on the "Family record" sheets Stamped in gold on cover: Rev. Basil Manly, D.D|
|1857||The comprehensive Bible; containing the Old and New Testaments, according||Baptist Oversize BS185 1857 .P44||Includes some Tupper genealogy listed in family records section|
Catalog Searches for General Collection
An index is available onsite for the following microfilmed newspapers:
Greenville Woman's College Graduates, 1858-1932, available online in an excerpt from Academy and College written by Dr. Judy Bainbridge - This book gives a history of the Greenville Woman's College. It is important to note that everyone who attended Greenville Woman's College did not necessarily graduate, and therefore may not be on this list. *Note: This is a large PDF document consisting of twenty-seven pages. It may take a minute to fully load.
Alumni directories, available onsite.