James 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(...)
July 1st July 1st marks two important events in Clemson’s history. Fifty years ago today, on July 1, 1964, Clemson College officially became Clemson University. And 207 years ago, on July 1, 1807, Thomas Green Clemson was born. Happy Birthday Clemson University and Thomas Green Clemson !
Telling the World About D-Day As 160,000 Allied soldiers landed at Normandy on June 6, 1944 the rest of the world knew little about what was happening but were anxious for news about the war. W. Wright Bryan, Clemson class of 1926 and managing editor of The Atlanta Journal, was on temporary assignment covering the war in Europe. He gave(...)
Leland Engineering and Tracy H. Jackson Family Papers Now Open to Researchers Two recently processed collections are now available to researchers. The Leland Engineering Records (Mss 352) is the first collection processed as part of the Libraries’ South Carolina Architecture Archive initiative. The collection documents various types of engineering projects undertaken by William B. Leland and his firm for architects, contractors, and other clients during the second half(...)