For 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(...)
Celebrate Legacy Month Come to the Brown Room in Cooper Library tomorrow, Nov. 6th, from 3:30-5 pm to celebrate the day Thomas Green Clemson signed his will. Historic documents from the Special Collections Library will be on display, including an early draft of Clemson’s will. This is the first event of the University’s Legacy Month.
Omar 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(...)