Going into this assignment, I had never even heard of P211.T45. When I saw it on the syllabus at first, I was very confused, especially since it said "both parts." Of course, being a nineteen year old, the first thing I do is Google it. This is how I learned what P211.T45 is, and where I can find both pieces.
Here is the 2016-2017 version of part one. By nature, this book employs a type of Division rhetorical canon. Each page is separate on the one end. Each page is filled with signatures, quotes, and even drawings like the one below.
Of course, I had to leave my mark as well, so I left my signature in the book before returning it to the desk. This reminds me of the canon of arrangement, more specifically chronological structure. Over time, this book is going to constantly change. More and more people like me are going to find this book, sign their name, maybe leave a quote like one I saw "If Young Metro don't trust you I'm gon' shoot you." Of course, most people know this quote from any song Metro Boomin' produces, writes, DJs, etc. Over the course of time, we will see the difference in cultural themes and norms through the quotes people leave along with their name.
The second piece of P211.T45 is found in this silo-looking structure behind the Academic Success Center, near the Strom Thurmond Institute. Inside, there are two small benches along with the plate in the middle (picture below) which has the reference number in raised text, along with Cooper, the name of the library. After some a very small amount of research, I found that the silo actually pointed to the shelf in which this book is stored in the library. Unfortunately, the Academic Success Center is now in the way of this line of sight, but the fact that these two pieces of Clemson history exist and, to use another rhetorical canon, are so perfectly delivered gives a feeling of fulfillment. I can't explain why. I can't explain how. Yet, no other word describes how I feel having experienced this hidden piece of Clemson.
Work Cited Below.
Kent, Peter. "The Secret Book." Research and Creative Discovery at Clemson. Clemson . University, n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2017.