Historic Clemson Photos #8 - School name changed
I'm pleased to present today's Historic Clemson Photo. This year we have done a lot of work on organizing and tagging all of our photos and getting them into our new gallery system. As I was starting to work on some of the historic photos, mostly submitted by long time TigerNet member Mintaka®, I thought it would be fun to re-post some of them, since it has been quite a while since they were first posted. Mintaka has graciously allowed me to re-post these, along with his comments on each.
These historic posts will each have a sponsor with a very brief video message. After playing, the update and photos will replace the video. As you know, we have never charged for content since starting the site in 1995, but with the site as large as it is, we need to explore other ways to support the site and our families.
Thank you very much, and enjoy! --Crump and B-Meist
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When Clemson became a university in 1964, it was a big deal. Everything had CU on it, including "The Hill." In fact, Clemson had been a university prior to 1964, it was only the name that changed. Legally the name was "The Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina" but changing the name was a bit of a challenge since Thomas G. Clemson specified the name in his will, and the State of South Carolina had acted on his request.
This meant that in order for the school's name to be legally called Clemson University, school officials had to actively seek out the living heirs of TG Clemson and obtain their consent for the name change, plus they had to get the South Carolina General Assembly to enact the name change. Now you see why it was such a big deal.