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  • Have You Had Your Shots?Have You Had Your Shots?
    The Vaccination Assistance Act of 1962 established the Federal Immunization Grant Program under Section 317 of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Service Act. Beginning in June 1963, the program provided grants to state and local health departments to support mass immunization campaigns. Although most immunization campaigns were for young children, Clemson College(...)
  • “A full pardon and amnesty”“A full pardon and amnesty”
    Like many other former Confederates, Thomas Clemson asked for and received a presidential pardon after the Civil War.  The pardon is one of the documents on display in the exhibit “The Founding of Clemson University: A Confluence of People, Ideas, Time and Place” in the Special Collections Library exhibit area.   “Whereas Thos. G. Clemson of(...)
  • New Exhibit Looks at Founding of Clemson UniversityNew Exhibit Looks at Founding of Clemson University
    On July 1, 1865, one hundred and fifty years ago, Thomas Clemson arrived in Pendleton, South Carolina after serving in the Nitre and Mining Bureau, Trans-Mississippi Department of the Confederate army for over two years.  It was also his 58th birthday. Clemson’s return to South Carolina after the Civil War is one of the significant events in(...)
  • 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(...)