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 May 13, 2016:

Dragonflies and Damselflies in Cooper Library Pond

During the summer of 2015 a survey of dragonflies and damselflies was conducted at the pond between the R.M. Cooper Library and Amphitheater on the Clemson campus.

The study was conducted by Falcon Logue (junior, Genetics), Neelia Heath and Josh Dunford (seniors, SC Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics) between 4 May and 14 September 2015.

Data were recorded either as behavioral observations or through photographs. The results of the survey, and additional information about dragonflies and damselflies are presented in this exhibit.