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A handwritten letter

The Furman Family Letters digital collection contains the content of two collections from Furman University's Special Collections and Archives:

The Richard Furman Papers: A sample of professional correspondence and several sermons from Richard Furman (1755-1825), founder and namesake of Furman University.

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.

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.

An image from a Bonhomie Yearbook

This growing digital collection will ultimately contain copies of all of Furman University's yearbooks and catalogs. Currently, the collection includes the Furman University Bonhomie yearbooks, dating 1901 - 1932 and 58 of the Greenville Woman's College Course Catalogs, from 1857 - 1937.

photo of building in Charleston, SC

This collection of glass plate negatives of Charleston and Summerville was made by George LaGrange Cook in the 1880s and early 1890s. The son of the famous Civil War photographer, George Smith Cook, LaGrange learned the art of photography from his father. He lived in Charleston and then Summerville before leaving around 1892 to join his father in Richmond, Virginia.

 

George W. Johnson Photographs

George W. Johnson took photographs of Charleston buildings and people at the turn of the 20th century. His collection also includes a number of photographs of the 1901-1902 South Carolina Inter-state and West Indian Exhibition.

The Georgetown County Library Photograph Collection is compiled of photographs of individuals who lived in Georgetown County in the late 19th and early 20th century. Names such as LaBruce, Ehrich, Sampson, Ward, and Gasque make up this unique collection of photographs that have been donated to the Georgetown County Library

The Georgetown County Museum Collection exhibits photographs from families, plantations and other images from Georgetown County locals. The black and white images offer a rare glimpse in the lifestyle of Georgetown County in the first half of the twentieth century. Photos come from the Butler, Brightman and Harriet Morgan families, Caledonia Plantation, Lark Hill Plantation and the 1960s Highway 17 expansion. For more information visit http://www.georgetowncountymuseum.com/

Georgetown County Historical Newspapers Collection consists of newspapers dating from the early 1800s to 1899 from the Winyah Observer, the Pee Dee Times, the True Republican, the South Carolinian, the Winyah Intelligencer, the Georgetown American and the Georgetown Union.

The 20th Century Newspaper Collection spans from 1902-1999. Titles include: The Georgetown Daily Item (1907-1912), The Sunday Outlook (1902-1912), The Carolina Field (1905), The Georgetown Times (1905-1999), The Andrews News (1949) and The Daily Item (1912).        

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