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The collection contains Civil War correspondence from two Furman University alumni:

Samuel Pringle Letters: Samuel McBride Pringle was born December 7, 1839 and enrolled at Furman University in 1859. He left Furman in the spring of 1861 to join the Confederate Army. Pringle was wounded at the Battle of Antietam and never recovered. He died on September 24, 1862. The letters he wrote to his family during the Civil War have been digitized from the Samuel McBride Pringle Collection in the Furman Special Collections and Archives.

Coin with Arabic writing

This digital collections contains more than 500 coins from two collections held by the Furman University Special Collections and Archives: The World Coin Collection and the Kilburg Coin Collection.

Young women in brightly colored traditional costumes dancing

This digital collection contains over 2,200 photographs of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Lithuania, and Poland taken from 2005-2007 by Furman University professor of Education, Michael Svec. Notable subjects in this collection include: historical sites and monuments; celebrations related to May Day, Earth Day, and Liberation Day; protests of George W. Bush's visit to Prague in 2007; and the Hill of Crosses.

A cougar

The Furman Cougar Project began in 2008 as an effort to monitor and research cougars in south-central New Mexico. Each summer Furman University Biology professor, Dr. Travis Perry, and his students travel to Sierra County New Mexico to photograph and track the large wild cats. The research team sets up a grid of cameras in key locations that are programmed to snap a photograph of any movement. The cameras help the team identify potential locations of the cougars. When a cougar’s location is identified, the team then safely captures, tags, and collars it with a GPS locator.

Furman University Magazine

First published in December 1951, the Furman Magazine contains rich historical content about the consolidation of Greenville Woman's College and the old campus of Furman University, the construction of the current campus, and the accomplishments of University professors, alumni, and friends. Recent issues of the Furman Magazine have the "Class Notes" section redacted for privacy purposes.

ROTC cadet wearing a helmet and wielding a rifle

The Furman University Department of Military Science was organized in the fall of 1950 as an Armored Cavalry ROTC Unit. In 1953 the General Military Science curriculum was adopted which provided each ROTC cadet with the necessary military background to lead to a commission in any of the fifteen branches of the Army.

This digital collection contains photographs, pamphlets, and other materials on the history of the Army ROTC at Furman beginning in the 1960s.

A little boy holding a football

The glass plate negatives in this digital collection are housed in Special Collections and Archives Department at Furman University. The images represent subjects at both Furman University and the Greenville Woman's College from 1915-1933. The majority of the photographs date from 1928-1932. Popular subjects in the collection include: the Greenville Woman's College Glee Club, the Furman football team, the Furman band, May Day celebrations, and profile photographs of individual faculty members and students.

A construction worker

This digital collection contains nearly 350 photographs of the new campus of Furman University located at 3300 Poinsett Highway in Greenville, South Carolina. The photographs date from 1950-1962, and showcase the creation of the new campus including the construction of buildings, and the transition period from the downtown campuses of Furman University and Greenville Woman's College.

Richard Furman Hall. 1929

This digital collection contains over 2,000 photographs of the old main campus of Furman University located in downtown Greenville, South Carolina along the Reedy River. Images span over 100 years, from 1851 until 1958 when this location closed down due to its relocation to 3300 Poinsett Highway. Popular topics in the collection include: athletics, student organizations, theatrical performances, and the Furman University band.

Courtney Tollison and Frances Furman Hewitt

This growing collection contains oral histories taken and recorded by Furman University History professor Courtney Tollison and her students. Many of the recordings feature Furman University's rich history and the history of Greenville, South Carolina.

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