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 September 15, 2015:

25 Years of the Americans With Disability Act (ADA) at Clemson

This exhibit in Cooper Library’s main lobby commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The ADA was signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H.W. Bush. It is one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life — to enjoy employment opportunities, to purchase goods and services, and to participate in State and local government programs and services.

The 25th anniversary exhibit was developed in conjunction with the University’s office of Student Disabilities Services. It features SDS programs such as the Tiger 2 Tiger speaker’s bureau and Delta Alpha Pi, an honor society that recognizes top-ranking students with disabilities. It will be on display through September 15th.

On September 10th, the University will celebrate Disability Diversity Awareness Day and the 25th anniversary of the ADA. Events include a 25th Anniversary ADA Pledge Celebration on Cooper Library Bridge at 9 a.m. with prize drawings and “Outside the Box: Redefining the Disability Label” a chance to hear from Clemson alumni in the University Union, Palmetto Ballroom at 6:30 p.m.

For more information about the September 10th event: