When Clemson Got “The” Heisman

When Clemson Got “The” Heisman

Actually, the third time Clemson got “the” Heisman.  The Special Collections Library holds the contract from John Heisman’s third year coaching football at Clemson, signed in November 1901 for the 1902 season.  Football coaching was a part time job in those years so Heisman also coached Clemson’s baseball team from 1901 to 1903.   And still had(…)

Tapping Into the 21st Century

Tapping Into the 21st Century

Clemson University’s Special Collections Library has digitized the complete run of Clemson’s yearbook, Taps — from the first volume in 1899 through 2012. Through a partnership with the Internet Archive, the Taps were scanned cover-to-cover in full color. Online visitors can page through a volume, download a PDF, view it on a Kindle, or search the(…)

Hist 299 Class Learns About Ben Robertson

Hist 299 Class Learns About Ben Robertson

Dr. Michael Silvestri’s History 299 class visited Special Collections yesterday afternoon. Archivist Jim Cross gave them a tour that featured items from the Ben Robertson Papers. Robertson was a nationally recognized journalist, war correspondent and author who grew up in Clemson and graduated from Clemson College in 1923. His books include Traveler’s Rest,  I Saw(…)