This page provides links to materials in the holdings of Special Collections and Archives that have been digitized and are accessable online in the Digital Collections Center. If you are interested in other material related to these items, it is always best to check the collection’s guide.
The Digital Collections Center has some collections that are open to the public and some that require a Furman network username and password. These are available online at http://libguides.furman.edu/digital-collections/collections.
The following collections are open to the public:
I. Through Furman
- University Archives New Campus Photos 1950-1962 (Direct Link)
- University Archives Old Main Campus Photos 1851-1958 (Direct Link)
- Special Collections Coin Collections (Direct Link)
- Richard Furman and James C. Furman Collection (including letters from James C. Furman and Richard Furman) (Direct Link)
- Greenville Woman's College Collection - includes catalogues, postcards, and glass plate negatives (Direct Link)
- University Yearbooks and Catalogues - Currently, the collection includes the Furman University Bonhomie yearbooks, dating 1901-1932 and 58 of the Greenville Woman's College Course Catalogues, spanning 1857-1937 (Direct Link)
- The Hornet (1916-1961) and The Paladin (1961-Present) - Furman's Student Newspaper ( Direct Link)
- Furman Glass Plate Negatives (Direct Link) - These images represent both Furman and the Greenville Woman's College and span the years 1915 to 1933, with the majority from 1928 to 1932. Specific images include the Greenville Women's College Glee club, the Furman football team, the Furman band, May Day celebrations, and several individual faculty members and students.
- Postcard Collections (Direct Link) - Furman University, Ethel Howard and South Carolina Collections.
- Furman Oral History Project (Direct Link)- This growing collection contains oral histories taken and recorded by history professor Courtney Tollison and her students. Many of the recordings feature Furman's own rich history and the history of Greenville. Some of the notable interviewees include Max and Trude Heller, Charles Townes, President John E. and Martha Johns, and John L. Plyler, Jr. (driving tour of old and new campuses).
- Civil War Correspondence (Direct Link)- This collection contains over 100 letters taken from the manuscript collections of 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.
- Travels of Robert Tucker - includes Britain, East Asia, Norway, and Scandinavia, Greece, Italy, South America, Turkey ( Direct Link)
- Materials towards a history of the Baptists in the provinces of Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia by Morgan Edwards (Direct Link)
The following collections require a Furman network username and password:
- Furman Trustees Minutes -This collection contains the minutes from the regular meetings of Furman University's Board of Trustees from 1825 to 1949.
- Special Collections South Carolina Sheet Music
- Special Collections Ware Family Manuscripts
- Religion in Life Lecture Series