Current Exhibits

In the Special Collections and Archives exhibit area through April 28, 2017:

The Founding of Clemson University: A Confluence of People, Ideas, Time and Place

This exhibit looks at the people, ideas, events and place combined to create a land grant college in the upstate of South Carolina in the late 19th century.  It is a story of circumstances, perseverance, tragedy, politics, exclusion and compromise which reflects the complicated times in which it occurred.  The exhibit covers over 100 years of history and incorporates primary source materials from the Special Collections Library, including material from the Thomas Clemson Papers, Benjamin Ryan Tillman Papers and Richard Wright Simpson Papers.

Thomas Clemson c1865

 

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In R.M. Cooper Library through May 15, 2017:

World War I and the Clemson Community

This exhibit looks back 100 years to Clemson’s response to the United States’ April 1917 entry into The Great War that had been entrenched in Europe for nearly three years.   It includes an overview of the war experiences of Clemson students, alumni, faculty and staff, as well as the Army and Navy training programs that took place on campus, the hiring of the College’s first women faculty members and the devastating influenza pandemic of 1918-19.  The war experiences of Thomas S. Buie, class of 1917, are examined in more detail through his letters and photographs.  Materials in the exhibit are from Clemson University Libraries Special Collections and Archives.