Welcome Class of 1968

Special Collections and Archives welcomed Clemson’s newest Golden Tigers, the Class of 1968, to a special Orange Glove event on Thursday, June 7th. 
As part of their 50th reunion celebration the class enjoyed taking a trip down memory lane by reminiscing over photographs, issues of Taps and Chronicle, student handbooks, athletic programs and guides, and class schedules from their years at Clemson. Other Clemson items on display included a Rat Cap, a scrapbook from one of the first women’s dorms and a nursing graduate’s cape.

Their visit began with a video of photographs of Clemson from the Fall of 1964 to the spring of 1968.
  Watch the video here

In addition, the Golden Tigers experienced some of  Special Collections and Archives’ other holdings including De revolvtionibus orbium cœlestium by Copernicus (1566), the “Heisman Bible,” records of the Clifton Manufacturing Company, Strom Thurmond Collection photographs and Wright Bryan’s D-Day broadcasts.

Each participant received an orange glove, representing the white gloves often worn when using archival material, but with a Clemson twist.

See more photos from Clemson University’s flickr pages here