Clemson University

The Founding of Clemson University: A Confluence of People, Ideas, Time and Place

This exhibit looks at the people, ideas, events and place which came together 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.  

Friday, April 28, 2017 at 8:30am to 4:30pm

Special Collections and Archives exhibit area, lower level, Strom Thurmond Institute building 230 Kappa Street, Clemson University

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Arts/Entertainment, Exhibits



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All Audiences

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Sue Hiott

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