Current Exhibits

In the Special Collections Library exhibit area July 1, 2015 to May 13, 2016:

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



In R.M. Cooper Library through November 15, 2015:

Celebrating the Arts and Humanities:  50th Anniversary of the NEH and NEA

September 29, 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the creation of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).  The independent agencies were created in response to a movement calling for the federal government to invest in culture as it had in science.

This exhibit commemorates the 50th anniversary by highlighting a few of the Clemson faculty and staff members who have received NEA and NEH grants over the past 50 years, as well as looking at the arts and humanities at Clemson through the years.