Clemson University has been honored for its efforts to create a comprehensive interpretive plan to more effectively preserve and share its unique history. The university was awarded a 2018 Historic Preservation Award, sponsored by Preservation South Carolina and the South Carolina Department of Archives and History.
A desire to know more: This Tiger and sixth-generation South Carolinian conducted research that changed the narrative about Clemson University’s history. Title: Associate professor of English Years at Clemson: 10.5 years What I do at Clemson: I conduct research and teach courses for English majors and the general education program in early African-American and American […]
Rhondda Robinson Thomas, associate professor of English at Clemson University, has received a $50,000 Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship. Thomas will use the award to broadly share the university’s history through a museum exhibition called “Black Clemson: From Enslavement to Integration,” which will travel to 10 sites across South Carolina over two years.
University offers public history lesson with new signs at 11 historic buildings on the main campus.
This fall, South Carolina Humanities presented Governor’s Awards to two esteemed members of the Clemson Family, Professor Vernon Burton and Professor Emerita Dixie Goswami. Burton and Goswami were honored at a luncheon ceremony Oct. 19 in Columbia, along with Karen Alexander, CEO of The Auntie Karen Foundation, and Betty Jo Rhea, former mayor of Rock […]
Clemson University students and English professor Rhondda Thomas are traveling to Charlottesville, Virginia — the site of a deadly racial clash this summer — to participate in a symposium about the history of slavery at U.S. universities.
It’s fair to say that Frankie O. Felder, the senior associate dean of the Graduate School who is retiring this month after 30 years at Clemson, loves a challenge. And that’s a good thing, because she grew up in a military family that moved around the world regularly. She was one of the first black undergraduates […]
Clemson University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives invites you to celebrate Founder’s Day every day by exploring a new online exhibit “The Founding of Clemson University: A Confluence of People, Ideas, Time and Place” [http://library.clemson.edu/depts/specialcollections/founding-of-clemson-online-exhibit/ ] On April 6, 1888, Pendleton attorney Richard W. Simpson recorded in his diary “Mr. Clemson dies.” Thomas Clemson’s death […]
Chris Dunn and Brandy Wilson are senior anthropology students in Clemson’s sociology and anthropology department, and both recently took part in an excavation at Fort Hill. With the help of South Carolina State Archaeologist Dr. Jon Leader, they tested their archaeological skills as they uncovered what lies beneath the surface of John C. Calhoun’s home. […]
Three new historical markers are one way Clemson is trying to give a more complete and accurate public accounting of its history in the wake of a national movement on university campuses to acknowledge connections to slavery, segregation or other practices and viewpoints inconsistent with current institutional values.
Retired U.S. Army Col. Beverly N. (Ben) Skardon, 97, survivor of the Bataan Death March and beloved alumnus and professor emeritus of Clemson University, will walk 8.5 miles in the annual Bataan Memorial Death March on the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico March 22. This will be the eighth time Skardon has participated in the event.
Students, faculty and alumni will celebrate the rich history of Clemson University throughout the month of November. Coined the “Month of Milestones,” the university will host several public events that honor significant landmarks in Clemson’s early history.
Descendants of some of the “founding families” in Pickens, Oconee and Anderson counties will gather at Clemson University this weekend to explore their roots.
Clemson University historian Jerome Reel told the story of Clemson’s early years in his 2011 book “The High Seminary: A History of the Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina, Volume I, 1889-1964.” His new book, “The High Seminary: A History of Clemson University, Volume 2, 1964-2000,” tells the next part of the story.
The Clemson University Athletic Department will pay tribute to veterans, fallen soldiers and those now serving in the armed forces as a part of the Military Appreciation Day program Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Virginia Tech football game.