Time Period: World War I (1914 - 1918)

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 and the Great War

Materials that illustrate how World War I impacted Furman students and the Furman family. Items in this growing collection include letters, public records, and images related to John O.W. Donaldson, Thomas C. Herbert, and Talmage W. Gerrald.


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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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UDC Applications (1913-1929)

Membership applications of the Benjamin Brockman and Hampton Lee chapters of the United Daughters of the Confederacy ranging from 1913-1929. Members lived in the greater Greer area. Applications contain genealogy details of date of birth and family relationships.


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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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Gas Attack Magazine Collection

Camp Wadsworth was the temporary home to dozens of Army units, but most prominent among them was the 27th Division, which was composed of former New York National Guard troops. Prior to the American entrance into the First World War, the 27th Division had been stationed along the Mexican border, where the division published its own …


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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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