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The Jennie Haddock Feagle Hall

The newly appointed Feagle Hall,
adorned with Audubon printes donated
to the University by the late
Jennie Haddock Feagle.
The entrance to the Thomas Cooper Library's Graniteville Room has been renamed for Jennie Haddock Feagle. Feagle, owner and proprietor of the Roof Lumber Company in Columbia, had a strong interest in ornithology and donated her collection of Audubon prints, along with other personal effects, to the University Libraries. She died in 1993 at the age of 97.

South Carolina College was one of the original subscribers to John James Adubon's famous series Birds of America (1827󈞒). Feagle's gift included a set of all three elephant-folio version of Audubon's first print for the series, "The Wild Turkey," by Lizars of Edinburgh (1826), Havell of London (1827), and Bien of Philadelphia (1859). First housed in a little-visited seminar room, the three turkey prints have now been rehung in the new Feagle Hall. The prints are set off by special track lighting and make a fitting gateway to introduce visitors to the library's natural history collections.

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