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William B. Coxe Glass Plate Negatives Collection, 1915-1933

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Arrangement

This collection is separated into two series, 1) Furman University and 2) Greenville Woman’s College. The series are arranged chronologically and then by subject.

Scope and Contents

The William B. Coxe Glass Plate Negatives Collection consists of 639 glass plate negatives, dating from 1915-1933 and undated.  The majority measure 8” x 10”, with a small number 5” x 7”.  Images were created by William B. Coxe, William P. Dowling, and James Huntington.  Images include campus buildings, faculty and staff, student organizations, groups, sports teams, individuals, and May Day celebrations from the campuses of Furman University (388) and Greenville Woman’s College (251).  Many images were used in Furman publications such as the Bonhomie yearbook. There are multiple shots of the same scene where the photographer moved the camera to a different angle. Some of the plates are cracked, broken, or damaged.