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Faculty Library Resources: Special Collections

Sampling of classes that have visited us: 

ART 254 History of Photography

BIO 102 Biology and the Environment

COM 315 U.S. Public Address I: 1630-1865

CS 331 Media History

ENG 306 Victorian Literature and Culture

ENG 475 The Many Faces of Gothic

FRN 410 French Literature of Louis XIV

FYS 1104 Clothing as Self Expression

FYS 1118 Poetry from the Inside

FYS 1155 Comedy and Tragedy in Contemporary Nonfiction

FYS 1202 Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths

FYW 1148 Southern Women, Black and White

HST 102 Medieval Europe

HST 465 Experiential Learning in History class

HST 475 War and Death in mid-Nineteenth Century North America

MS 111: American Military History

MUS 221 Medieval-Renaissance Music

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 

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.  

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!

Associate Director for Special Collections and University Archivist

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


Monday - Friday, 12pm - 5pm