Time Period: World War II (1939 - 1945)

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 Bulletins

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


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Furman University Athletic Media Guides

Furman’s athletic media guides provide press, radio, and other publicity mediums with information concerning Furman sports teams. The guides contain schedules, team rosters, profiles, and results for the following Furman sports: baseball, basketball, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball.


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The Helen Wall Burns Collection

After World War I, many Americans believed that the United States should no longer involve themselves in other countries’ conflicts.  Some also believed that keeping a large standing army was detrimental to both civilian control of government and to the national economy.  Throughout the 1920s and early 1930s, Congress decreased the size of the military …


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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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Spartanburg County in World War II Collection

Just as it had been during the First World War, Spartanburg County was a hub of civilian and military activity during World War II. Spartanburg was fortunate once again to host an army training camp, this time in the southern portion of the county on a site that was to become known as Camp Croft. …


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Chesnee Collection

The Chesnee Collection contains items documenting the history of the city of Chesnee and the surrounding area, including school yearbooks.


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Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

The Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) Collection is a collection of photographs, documents, and images of artifacts that document the history of medical care in the Spartanburg area. A few images pre-date the founding of Spartanburg General Hospital (now Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System), but most date from 1921 to the present. The Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System …


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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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