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  • Eyewitness to Armistice DayEyewitness to Armistice Day
    One hundred years ago, on November 11, 1918, at “the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month,” the signing of an armistice between the Allies and Germany officially ended the long and horrific conflict known then as The Great War and later as World War I. Thomas S. Buie, Class of 1917,(...)
  • The 1918 Flu Pandemic at ClemsonThe 1918 Flu Pandemic at Clemson
    In October 1918, the South Carolina State Board of Health in ordered all educational institutions closed until further notice. A dangerous strain of influenza, sometimes referred to as the Spanish Flu, was spreading through military encampments and bases, into the general population, and overseas with the American troops. When followed by pneumonia it particularly was(...)
  • Clemson Bound 1893Clemson Bound 1893
    As new students arrive on campus daily for Summer Orientation, we look back 125 years to the first Clemson students and the newly created college they encountered on July 6, 1893.  Learn more about that first day and the first class of students in a new online exhibit of materials from Special Collections and Archives: (...)
  • Welcome Class of 1968Welcome Class of 1968
    Special Collections and Archives welcomed Clemson’s newest Golden Tigers, the Class of 1968, to a special Orange Glove event on Thursday, June 7th.  As part of their 50th reunion celebration the class enjoyed taking a trip down memory lane by reminiscing over photographs, issues of Taps and Chronicle, student handbooks, athletic programs and guides, and class schedules from their years(...)