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Furman University Sources
Furman University Old Main campus downtown, ca. 1920
Furman University Old Main campus downtown, ca. 1920

Please note that items in bold are described in the Library's online catalog and you will need to review the catalog to obtain the call number of each item. All other items are described in guides in Special Collections and Archives.

I. Manuscript and Archival Materials
A. Greenville Woman's College
  • Alumnae Collections including scrapbooks
  • Administrative Records
  • Alumni materials
  • Catalogs, digital and microfilm versions
  • Publications including social guidance brochures
  • Textbook Collection
  • Charles Hallette Judson Papers, 1853-1907, Furman Professor, President Greenville Woman's College
B. Furman University Archives
  • Women's Dorm Council-scrapbooks, 1920s, 1950s, 1960s, RG 42
  • Dr. John L. Plyler scrapbooks
  • Philosophian Literary Society records
  • Adelphian Society records
  • Sports Photographs 1890s - PastPerfect
  • Furman Link/Campus Club Records--women's organization 1958 to present
  • Furman University Historical Records RG 45, Records of previous campuses
  • RG 45 004 and 005A - records of student crimes 1841, 1859, 1894
  • RG 45 0005A, Faculty Report re: reopening of school, 1866
  • Richard Furman Collection - 12 boxes, minister and pioneer educator, Furman namesake
  • James C. Furman Collection - 15 boxes, son of Richard, minister, President of Furman 1859-79
  • Samuel McBride Pringle Collection - 2 boxes, Furman student 1859-1861, Civil War correspondence
  • Harvey Toliver Cook Collection - 4 boxes, professor at Furman beginning in 1881, founder of SC Baptist Historical Collection
  • Thomas Crymes Papers - 1 box, includes lecture notes from classes 1867-1868, one of his professors was James P. Boyce
  • Graduation essays from Furman students, 1914 -1916
  • Laura Ebaugh Collection - Furman Sociology Professor 1935-1963, community activities and consultant for social welfare agencies
  • Olivia Futch Collection - Furman Education Professor 1938, Dean Woman's College 1950
  • Historic Textbook Collection 19th Century, 20th Century
  • Tea with the ladies of Furman [sound recording of First Ladies of Furman] Student Alumni Council, 2006
  • see also: Furman University Images and Greenville Woman's College Images (links)
II. Books and Published Materials
A. Histories of Furman University and Greenville Woman's College
  • History of Furman University: an outline, Prof. S. E. Bradshaw, 1921
  • The story of our Mother, told by a daughter Elizabeth Alford, 1925
  • Baptist beginnings in education: a history of Furman University, President W. J. McGlothlin, 1926
  • Furman University, a history, Robert Norman Daniel, 1951
  • Let's look at Furman [videorecording], produced by WFBC-TV, 1958; also available on YouTube
  • Furman University: toward a new identity, 1925-1975, Alfred Sandlin Reid, 1976
  • Academy and college: the history of the woman's college of Furman University, Judith T. Bainbridge, 2001
  • Moral imperative and financial practicality: desegregation of South Carolina's denominationally-affiliated colleges and universities, Courtney L. Tollison, 2003
  • Furman University, Courtney L. Tollison; foreword by David E. Shi, 2004
B. Biographies of Furman University and Greenville Woman's College personnel
  • Richard Furman as a leader in Baptist higher education, Howard M. Kinlaw, 1960
  • The family of Richard Furman: an intimate story, Loulie Latimer Owens, 1983
  • Richard Furman: life and legacy, James A. Rogers, 1985
  • The life work of James Clement Furman, Harvey Toliver Cook
C. Baptist Materials Pertaining to Furman
  • South Carolina Baptist Convention Annuals - 1842-1997, contains reports re: Furman University
  • The Southern Baptist newspaper: June 12, 1847 page 2 contains a proposal for Furman Theological Institute
D. Newspapers and Periodicals
  • Adelphian Nov 1883, Feb, March, April 1889
  • Baptist Courier, Newspaper - Microfilm, 1869-1997, Indexed 1886-1912
  • The Bonhomie yearbook 1901 to present available in Special Collections; 1901-1932 available in the Digital Collections Center.
  • Campus news: a newsletter for faculty and staff 1953-1971
  • The Echo 1923 to present, literary magazine for Furman University
  • The Freshman Register, 1971, 1973-1993, 1995-2009
  • Books on Microfilm (website)
  • Furman Athletic Media Guides and Yearbooks contain schedules, team rosters, profiles, and results.
  • The Furman Echo 1893-1923, literary magazine for Furman University, Adelphian and Philosophian Societies
  • Furman magazine 1976 to present
  • The Furman newsletter: published in the interest of Christian education 1972-1977
  • Furman report 1959-1999
  • Furman Review: a journal of criticism and opinon1970-1974, merged with the Echo in 1975
  • Furman University Catalogue 1852 to present - For online version see Academic Records Home Page, View Previous catalogs
  • Furman University Journal 1890-1893, scattered issues, follows Adelphian Adelphian Society publication
  • Furman update: a newsletter from the office of the President 2001, 2005-2007
  • Hornet 1916-1960, student newspaper, followed by The Paladin; also available in the Digital Collections Center.
  • Inside Furman 1972-2005
  • The Paladin 1961 to present, student newspaper; also available in the Digital Collections Center.
  • The Student Handbook/Helmsman 1892, 1914, 1917-1925, 1960 to present
  • University Report 2006-2008
E. Other Published Materials
  • Books on Microfilm (website)
  • "Christian Missions," a discourse preached before the Welsh-Neck Baptist Association at their Seventh Anniversary, held with the Mispah Church, Darlington Dist., SC, James C. Furman, 1839
  • "Orthodoxy," an address delivered before the Board of Trustees of the Furman Theological Institution on the day of annual comencement, James S. Mims, June 19, 1848
  • An address before the students of the Johnson Female Seminary at Anderson, S.C. August, 1850 James C. Furman
  • "Religious Liberty," an addess delivered before the Philosophian and Adelphian Societies of the Furman University, Greenville, June 24th, 1853, E. T. Winkler
  • "The Glory of Zion," a discourse delivered before the Welsh-Neck Baptist Association at Hartville, Richard Furman, November 13, 1853
  • "Three changes in theological institutions," an address delivered before the Board of Trustees of the Furman University, James P. Boyce, 1856
  • God shining out of Zion: a discourse delivered at the dedication of the new house of worship of the Greenville Baptist Church, Richard Furman, 1858
  • "Woman: her true mission and education," an address delivered before the Baptist Female College of Greenville, 1858
  • Anniversary address delivered on the second commencement of the South Baptist Theological Seminary at Greenville, SC, E. T. Winkler, 1861
  • The young lady's guide, American tract society, 1870
  • Sex in education : or, A fair chance for girls, Edward H. Clarke, 1873
  • The value of classical studies. An address delivered at Greenville, South Carolina, Dec. 16, 1875 D. H. Chamberlain
  • Ministerial piety, an essay read before the Minister's Institute, James C. Furman, 1881
  • An early history of the Adelphian Literary Society of Furman University, Robert W. Sanders, 1913
  • The Edge of Terror: The Heroic Story of American Families Trapped in Japanese-occuppied Philippines , Walter Scott, 2009
III. Web Sites