January 4th, 2011

January for the “Greatest Generation” (January 2011)

We have been going through more of our Bee-Mail Letters, and thought we would publish some describing what PC soldiers were going through in January over sixty years ago. Here are a few selections from their letters.

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November 30th, 2010

Merry Christmas! (December 2010)

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November 2nd, 2010

PC vs. Davidson (November 2010)

Since PC will be playing Davidson this November for the first time in many years, we thought it might be fun to go back and look at what was once a very close rivalry…

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October 2nd, 2010

The Jones South Carolina Collection (October 2010)

The major book collection in our special collections area is the Jones South Carolina collection (JSC). The Jones family has a rich association with Presbyterian College…

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August 30th, 2010

Literary Societies at PC (September 2010)

What would you call a group of people that got together regularly and discussed, debated, and dispensed demerits? These days I’m not sure we have a name for a group like that! But in 1884 they were called Literary Societies…

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August 2nd, 2010

Beating the Heat (August 2010)

Lately it’s been so hot outside that all we want to do is stay inside in the air conditioning – and that got us to wondering when air conditioning first came to PC…

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July 1st, 2010

Almon Edwin Spencer (July 2010)

Dr. Almon Edwin Spencer was a beloved professor at Presbyterian College for fifty-four years. For many years his name and the name of the school were synonymous. One student once quoted Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar in reference to Dr. Spencer…

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May 28th, 2010

George L. Mabry Jr. ‘40 (June 2010)

Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor

To observe Memorial Day, we thought it would be appropriate to recognize General George L. Mabry, Jr., the only Presbyterian College graduate to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

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May 3rd, 2010

Laurensville Female College (May 2010)

Laurens County is well known for two Presbyterian schools, Thornwell Home and Presbyterian College. There was another Presbyterian institution in the county, however, which predated both of these. This was the Laurensville Female College, located not in Clinton, but in Laurens.

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March 31st, 2010

The Founder’s Library (April 2010)

Pictured in our banner at the top of the page is one of our unique special collections. It is the Founder’s Library, the personal book collection of William Plumer Jacobs…

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