Special Collections Library is closed on Thursday, February 26th due to winter weather and the University closing. We will follow the University's schedule for re-opening on Friday, February 27th.
Black 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(...)
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(...)
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(...)