Many people are familiar with John James Audubon’s beautiful illustrations in his The Birds of America volumes from the early 1800s. But Audubon’s bird book was just one of a number of publications from the 18th and 19th centuries with vivid images of plants and animals. The new exhibit in the lobby of Cooper Library (…)
Clemson University operations and facilities will be closed due to weather on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. This includes the Special Collections Library. See www.clemson.edu/cusafety for updated information.
As the cold weather continues, it’s time to look at another gardening book in the Special Collections Library. Mary C. Rion’s Ladies’ Southern Florist was published in 1860. It was the first garden book published by a woman in the South. In the introduction, Rion writes she was filling a void after “desiring a book(…)
The Special Collections Library will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2014 for Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. Photo of Clemson’s Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative March in 2000 from Clemson University Archives Series 100.
On the coldest day of the year, warm yourself with thoughts of Spring and gardening. William N. White’s Gardening for the South: Or, How to Grow Fruits and Vegetables, first published in 1856, filled a need for a scientific based volume recommending gardening practices specifically for the South. He was the first person in the(…)
As the University welcomes Dr. James P. “Jim” Clements as the 15th president to lead the school into the future, take a look back at the life and times of the previous occupants of that position in the new exhibit From President Strode to President Clements: 124 Years of Clemson Leadership on display in the Special Collections Library. Photographs, documents and artifacts(…)