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  • Black Heritage in the Upper Piedmont collectionBlack Heritage in the Upper Piedmont collection
    The Special Collections Library is fortunate to hold the Black Heritage in the Upper Piedmont of South Carolina Project Collection (Mss 282).  Compiled in 1982 and 1989-90, the collection contains over a hundred audiocassettes of oral history interviews documenting the lives of African American residents in Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties of South Carolina. The(...)
  • Naming Tillman Hall: Consulting Primary SourcesNaming Tillman Hall: Consulting Primary Sources
    Primary source documents from the Special Collections Library reveal events surrounding the naming of Tillman Hall in 1946.
  • For Veterans DayFor Veterans Day
    In honor of Veterans Day, a letter from the Manny Lawton Papers (mss 260) written home while he was a Prisoner of War during World War II. Lawton, Clemson Class of 1940, survived the infamous Bataan Death March and three and half years as a POW in inhumane conditions. This letter was written just before(...)
  • Omar could read, Omar could write, Omar was a slaveOmar could read, Omar could write, Omar was a slave
    A new exhibit featuring a one-of-a-kind slave autobiography is on display in the Special Collections Library from October 17, 2014 through April 30, 2015. “My Name is Omar: A Life in the Struggle for Liberation” includes the only known autobiography of an American slave written in the Arabic language. Long thought lost, the document surfaced at(...)