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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

The Blue Notes Archive contains columns primarily written
by Nancy Griffith between May 2008 and September 2012.

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Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Nancy Snell Griffith (August/September 2012)

Nancy Griffith keeps busy wherever she happens to land. Recently she retired as the Archives and Special Collections Librarian at Presbyterian College and we’d like to share some information on her career and her many accomplishments…

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Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Record of Garden Successes and Failures (July 2012)

William Plumer Jacobs
1868 – 1869

More excerpts from the garden journal of Presbyterian College founder Dr. William Plumer Jacobs…

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Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Record of Garden Successes and Failures (June 2012)

William Plumer Jacobs
1868 – 1869

During this time of transition, we thought we’d publish more excerpts from Record of Garden Success and Failures, the garden journal of Presbyterian College founder, Dr. William Plumer Jacobs. These excerpts continue previous blog entries from last month and January-March 2009. It appears Clinton was in a drought in June of 1868.

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Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Record of Garden Successes and Failures (May 2012)

William Plumer Jacobs
1868 – 1869

Since we’re well into gardening season here in the Upstate, we thought we’d publish some more excerpts from the garden journal of Presbyterian College founder Dr. William Plumer Jacobs

Continue reading Record of Garden Successes and Failures.

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

“Big Little Celtics” (April 2012)

Like the item in February 2012’s “Blue Notes,” this entry is based on a clipping from Jane Spurgeon’s scrapbook. The article transcribed here originally appeared in the February 5, 1940, edition of The Blue Stocking. It describes a basketball game, and the players named are actual PC students and staff; however, as far as we can tell, the basketball team described here is entirely fictitious…

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Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Martha Duckett Dendy (March 2012)

We are going to combine our blogs for Black History Month and Women’s History Month into one this year, and profile the life of an extraordinary African-American woman who had an impact on both the town of Clinton and Presbyterian College…

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Friday, February 3rd, 2012

And In Walked Dr. F. Dudley Jones! (February 2012)

The archives recently acquired a scrapbook assembled by Jane Sturgeon, who graduated from PC in 1940…

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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Tyler’s Research (January 2012)

This past fall senior Tyler Todd was our intern in the archives. In addition to working on displays and research for us, she spent some time transcribing oral history interviews for her own project. We asked her to tell us a little bit about her research, and how it related to her work in the archives…

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Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Merry Christmas! (December 2011)

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