Tigers 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 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 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 !