New exhibit in Cooper Library

New exhibit in Cooper Library

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 (…)

UPDATE — closed on January 29th

UPDATE — closed on January 29th

Clemson University operations and facilities will be closed due to weather on Wednesday, January 29th. This includes the Special Collections Library.  See www.clemson.edu/cusafety for updated information.

Clemson Friend Gives Gardening Advice

Clemson Friend Gives Gardening Advice

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(…)

Closed for MLK Holiday

Closed for MLK Holiday

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.

Thoughts of Spring

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(…)

Learn More About Clemson’s Presidents in Special Collections Library Exhibit

Learn More About Clemson’s Presidents in Special Collections Library Exhibit

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(…)