Time Period: Turn of the Century (1890 - 1913)

Furman’s Legacy of Slavery

Primary and secondary sources related to the legacy of slavery at Furman University as identified by the work of the Task Force on Slavery and Justice in 2017-2018. Read the Report of the Task Force.


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Furman University Viewbooks

Promotional booklets with pictures of Furman’s downtown Greenville campus. The viewbooks were created with the goal of recruiting students. They date from 1907 to 1933.


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Furman University Bulletins

Contents include selected Bulletins of Furman University and Furman Bulletins from 1912 through 1974.


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Bull Family of Chick Springs

J.A. Bull purchased the Chick Springs Hotel and surrounding property in 1903 and founded a bottle water business as well. This collection includes photographs of his children and family on the grounds of Chick Springs.


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Stokes Grocery Ledger (Greer, SC)

Henry Singleton Stokes moved from Pleasant Hill to Greer in 1908 to open Stokes Grocery at the corner of N. Main Street and E. Poinsett Street. This handwritten ledger details items purchased from his store from 1908-1909. Common items sold include food, clothing, and tobacco.


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Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary Collection

This collection from the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary located in Columbia, S.C., includes photographs, correspondence and documents that document its history and growth.


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City of Spartanburg Collection

Although founded in 1787, the courthouse village of Spartanburg was without any independent town or city government until 1831, when the little town of a few hundred residents received its official incorporation from the state government. At that point, eligible citizens within one mile of the courthouse were able to elect an Intendant and four wardens, who …


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The Textile Industry in Spartanburg County

For close to a century, the textile industry was the dominant economic engine driving Spartanburg County’s growth. It built up fortunes, established new communities, changed the agricultural landscape, and brought thousands of new residents into the county. Even more significantly, the textile industry was interwoven with its employees’ lives to a degree not known before …


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A Collection of Historic Bulletins from Voorhees College

This collection of historic bulletins from Voorhees College includes curricula, handbooks and manuals published between 1920-1981. The collection also includes academic records recorded between 1910-1921.


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The Citadel’s Collection of Historical Commencement Speeches

A collection of speeches presented at the The Citadel by notable South Carolinians. Topics include the education, military, economy, and politics of the State in the nineteenth and early twentieth century.


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