Current Exhibits

In the Special Collections and Archives exhibit area:

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 October 2, 2016:

“The Most Needed Building On Campus”: R. M. Cooper Library From Idea to Reality

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of R.M. Cooper Library, this photographic exhibit looks at Clemson’s first two libraries, the decision to build a new library and the construction of R.M. Cooper Library.

                     50thLogo           Cooper construction