9,100 cubic feet of archived materials, 30,000+ photographs, 5,000 artifacts: One Clemson

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  • Happy Earth DayHappy Earth Day
    In celebration of Earth Day, a look at a treasure in The Special Collections Library that reminds us of the richness and beauty of the inhabitants of this planet. Artist Rex Brasher (1869 -1960) produced 875 watercolors depicting 1,200 species and sub-species of North American birds. He recorded more than twice as many birds as(...)
  • “Prominent Carolinians Golf with Feminine Champs at Augusta”“Prominent Carolinians Golf with Feminine Champs at Augusta”
    Maureen Orcutt (second from left) was in the early years of her notable golfing career when she was paired with South Carolina state senator Edgar Brown (second from right) in an exhibition match c1932. Orcutt eventually won more than 65 major tournaments between the ages of 19 and 61, playing during a time when there was no women’s(...)
  • “The Father of IPTAY”“The Father of IPTAY”
    Recently processed additions to The Rupert H. Fike Papers (mss 34) doubled the size of this small but important collection. Fike, a 1908 Clemson graduate and namesake of Fike Recreation Center, was known as “ The Father of IPTAY” for his role in organizing the first meeting of the organization at his Atlanta home in 1934.