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This website was created by Furman University Undergraduate Research Fellows, Anne Heaton Sanders, Caroline Bass, and Marissa Patel under the supervision of Assistant Professor of Art History, Dr. Sarah Archino and with the partnership of the Matthew Baumgardner Estate.

We would like the thank Associate Professor of History Dr. Carolyn Day, Michael Brodeur, Marta Lanier, and Dr. Sarah Archino from the Furman University Art Department; Dr. Diane P. Fischer; Dr. Jeffrey Makala, Dr. Caroline Mills, Kathy Hamlin from the Furman University Libraries; the Humanities Development Fund; Dr. Suresh Muthukrishnan, Professor and Chair of Furman’s Earth, Environmental, and Sustainability Sciences Department; Christopher Bridwell, Emmanuel McCord, and Travis Robinson from Furman’s Facilities Department; Noelle Rice, Curatorial Assistant at the Columbia Museum of Art; Lila Baumgardner, daughter of Matthew Baumgardner; the students of ART 281: Caroline Bass, Beth Fraser, Sam Hayes, Leah Hess, Eliza Kate Leiter, Elizabeth Mangone, Annie Reigel, and Grayson Sloop; as well as the students of Art 274: Brandon Barney, Mercy Fisher, Rebecca Fulford, Gracey Greco, Micaela Hogan, Lily Russell, Sophia Scheibeler, and Adare Taylor.

And none of this would have been possible without the tireless efforts and generosity of Riley Murphy, of the Baumgardner Estate, to whom we owe a debt of gratitude.