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  • 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(...)
  • Tigers and Paws in Cooper LibraryTigers and Paws in Cooper Library
    A new exhibit in Cooper Library looks at over a hundred years of representations of the Clemson Tiger, and The Paw, in artifacts, photographs and publications from the Special Collections Library. Originally used for the football team, “Tigers” soon became the nickname for all Clemson sports teams and eventually for all Clemson students and alumni. The(...)
  • Open for BusinessOpen for Business
    Although there was damage to the Strom Thurmond Institute auditorium and lobby from flooding after the heavy rains last weekend, the Special Collections Library had no damage and is open for business as usual.  There was no flooding in our side of the building so the collections are safe and available for researchers. The temporary(...)
  • James Brown and Strom ThurmondJames Brown and Strom Thurmond
    Several early reviews of the new movie version of singer/performer James Brown’s life, which opens this week, mention his seemingly unlikely friendship with South Carolina Senator Strom Thurmond. One connection for Brown and Thurmond was their shared roots in what has been called Georgialina, described by Thurmond as “a region of the Savannah River Valley(...)