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Confederate Constitution to be displayed April 25

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The only surviving  signed manuscript of the permanent Constitution of the Confederate States of America will be displayed April 25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Richard B. Russell Jr. Building Special Collections Libraries. Displayed only one day each year due to its fragility, the Constitution and an accompanying ...

Frances Mayes to read from latest memoir April 16

Monday, April 7th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

Frances Mayes, the author of three best-selling books about her life in Italy, will speak at the University of Georgia Libraries April 16. A poet and former professor of creative writing, Mayes achieved widespread popularity writing about her life in Italy restoring a crumbling villa, beginning with Under the Tuscan Sun ...

Viewing scheduled for Peabody Awards winners announcement

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The Peabody Awards Collection will host a live viewing of the Peabody Award winners announcement, to be broadcast on the "CBS This Morning" sometime between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Join us in the Special Collections Libraries at 300 S. Hull Street for doughnuts and coffee, and watch ...

Women’s History Month Exhibit Featured at Hargrett Library

Monday, March 10th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The annual Women’s History Month Exhibit at the Lucy Hargrett Draper Center and Archives for the Study of the Rights of Women in History & Law is on display in the exhibit galleries of the Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Richard B. Russell building, home of the Special Collections ...

Habitat for Humanity collection now available for research

Friday, March 7th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

By Steven Armour The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library is pleased to announce the opening of the Habitat for Humanity International records. These records, now available for research,  document the formation, growth, and operation of one of the world’s most recognized non-profit organizations as they have worked toward the mission ...

Confederate Constitution display

Thursday, February 27th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The only surviving copy of the permanent Constitution of the Confederate States of America -- a part of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library collections -- will be displayed April 25 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries, 300 S. Hull St. Due to ...

‘The Largest Motor Hotel in the World’: The James M. Hunt Architectural Collection and the Atlanta Marriott

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

by Lauren E. Mauldin After its completion in 1965, the Atlanta Marriott Motor Hotel was coined the “Southeast’s largest motor hotel.” After constructing a 300-room addition in 1969, it became the “largest motor hotel in the world.” Marriott Motor Hotels contracted with architect James M. Hunt, FAIA, from Elberton, Georgia to design ...

Panel Discussion on the NSA Spying Program, 2/25, 6:30 PM, MLC 350

Friday, February 21st, 2014 - Ian Thomas, Science Library

An Intersection Between Freedom and Security: A Panel Discussion on the NSA Spying Program Tue. February 25, 2014, 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM - MLC Room 350 What are the legal and ethical implications of the NSA’s spying program? How does it work, or does it work? Is this an effective response ...

‘An Encounter with Lillian Smith’ to be presented Saturday

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

Atlanta actress Brenda Bynum will present a “Jordan is So Chilly: An Encounter with Lillian Smith,” a solo performance drawn largely from unpublished autobiographical writings by the author. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of the ...

Nuclear Anxiety Panel and Dr. Strangelove Screening Postponed

Thursday, February 13th, 2014 - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

Due to inclement weather, the University of Georgia campus will be closed today, Thursday, February 13, 2014. Tonight's scheduled panel discussion, Nuclear Anxiety and Civil Defense in Popular Culture, has been postponed. This event will now take place on next Thursday, February 20th from 5:30-7:00PM in the auditorium of the Special ...