Archive for the ‘Special Collections Libraries Building’ Category

The Battle of Atlanta, 150 years ago today

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

    On July 20, 1864, Gen. William T. Sherman's Union soldiers won a hard-fought battle at Peachtree Creek, taking control of present-day Buckhead and continuing their determined march toward Atlanta. Rebel Gen. John Bell Hood's forces proved formidable in subsequent engagements, including the Battle of Atlanta on July 22 (the battle ...

Special Collections database will be unavailable Friday night

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

Beginning on Friday, July 18th from 9 PM EDT to 1 AM EDT Aeon will be performing maintenance on its database server for the Special Collections Libraries and it may be unavailable. This is necessary to apply new updates to the server.

Atlanta theater documented in new collections

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

-- Python costume sketch for Ananse, the African Spiderman, Alliance Theatre, 1999 The Hargrett Library is pleased to announce two newly opened collections documenting theater in Atlanta from the 1960s until 2001: Ted Maloof photographs of Academy Theater productions, ms 3806 The Academy Theatre, one of the oldest professional theaters in Georgia, and ...

Special Collections Libraries open for visitors July 5

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The Russell Special Collections Libraries will be closed for research July 5. The building will be open during its regular Saturday hours, 1-5 p.m. and visitors are welcome to spend time in the three galleries on the second floor: The Walter J. Brown and Media Archives, currently featuring an exhibit ...

Hull Street closed due to construction

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

Visitors to the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries should be aware that travel on Hull Street is restricted due to construction. The portion of Hull Street immediately adjacent to the Correll Hall construction site (corner of Hull and Baxter) will be closed through Aug. 8. Vehicle and pedestrian access ...

H. Randolph Holder Family Papers and the Longest Letter Ever Written

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The Hargrett Library is pleased to announce that the H. Randolph Holder family papers, ms 3821, are open for research. Howard Randolph Holder (1916-2002) was born in Moline, Illinois to James William and Charlotte Brega Holder. He served in World War II in Co. E, 1st Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division. ...

Annual Woodruff exhibit on the natural history of Georgia on display

Thursday, June 5th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The 9th annual exhibit of the James W. Woodruff Sr. Center for the Natural History of Georgia and the Chattahoochee River Valley is on display through June at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The James Waldo Woodruff St. Center for the Natural History of Georgia is based at the ...

Several Civil War collections open for research

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

William H. Mickle correspondence, ms 3827 William H. Mickle (1839-1922) was from Marianville, Schenectady County, N.Y., and was commissioned as an infantry officer in the 134th New York, serving in Virginia. He was promoted to Assistant Adjutant General on the staff of the Chief of Artillery for XX Corps, commanded by ...

UGA Press book named one of best on Georgia history for 2013

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

Congratulations to UGA grad Glenn Eskew, co-winner of the Georgia Historical Society’s 2014 Malcolm Bell, Jr., and Muriel Barrow Bell Award for the best book in Georgia history published in 2013. Eskew will be at the Richard B. Russell Jr. Special Collections Libraries Building Wed., May 28 to discuss his biography, ...

Special Collections Libraries closed May 26

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The UGA Special Collections Libraries Building will be closed Monday, May 26 in observance of Memorial Day. We will resume regular hours Tuesday.