Archive for the ‘Special Collections’ Category

UGA observing Constitution Day

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

Personal letters of Abraham Baldwin and William Few, Georgia’s two signers of the U.S. Constitution, are on exhibit at the University of Georgia Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library in observance of Constitution Day, Sept. 17. Few and Abraham Baldwin, who were close friends, were appointed as two of six state ...

Research Round-up for National History Day

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

The University of Georgia Libraries will host a special National History Day Round-up Event on Saturday, October 11th from 1-4 p.m. in the Russell Special Collections Building located at 300 South Hull St. in Athens, Georgia. The event is designed to give students as well as their mentors and teachers ...

Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War: Talk on Thursday 18th

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

As part of its Fall Lecture Series, the University of Georgia Institute for African American Studies will host a talk on Thursday, September 18, 2014 to mark the publication of Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War: The Undaunted 369th Regiment and the African American Quest for Equality. Please join us at ...

Special Collections Libraries’ request system to be upgraded Friday

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The AEON Request System at the Special Collections Libraries will be upgraded Friday, Aug. 29. Researchers will not be able to request materials while the upgrade is ongoing. It is scheduled to take place at early as possible. Materials requested ahead of time will remain in the reading room and will be ...

DLG re-releases enhanced Athens Historic Newspapers Archive

Monday, August 25th, 2014 - Amy Watts

The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the re-release of the enhanced Athens Historic Newspapers Archive: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/athnewspapers The Athens Historic Newspapers Archive is now compatible with all current browsers and provides access to nine newspaper titles published in Athens from 1827 to 1928 without the use of plug-ins or additional ...

“Vince Dooley: A Retrospective, 1954 -1988.”

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

[caption id="attachment_8991" align="alignright" width="300"] Vince Dooley and legendary Alabama Coach "Bear" Bryant[/caption] A look at former University of Georgia head football Coach Vince Dooley’s career opens Aug. 29 at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. Photos, playbooks, original artwork by Bulldog favorite Jack Davis and commemorative items are among the ...

Aug. 23rd: UGA Libraries celebrate 75th anniversary of GWTW premiere

Monday, August 11th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The opening of a major exhibit, an afternoon of engaging talks and a reception are among the events Aug. 23 at the University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the premiere of Gone With the Wind. The occasion begins at 2 p.m. with exhibit tours led ...

New Installation Connects Gallery Visitors to SoundCloud

Thursday, August 7th, 2014 - Richard B. Russell Library

The History Lives Showcase Gallery occupies the central portion of the Russell Library’s exhibit space inside the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. The gallery features materials drawn from the Russell Library’s collections and highlights six key collecting areas: Politics, Social Relations, Public Good, Environment, Economy, Peace and War. ...

Powell A. Moore Papers Now Open at Russell Library

Thursday, August 7th, 2014 - Richard B. Russell Library

[caption id="attachment_8957" align="alignleft" width="300"] Powell Moore in his office during the Nixon administration, circa 1974[/caption]The Richard B. Russell Library is pleased to announce that the Powell A. Moore Papers are now open for research. The papers capture Moore's nearly five-decade career involved in legislative affairs, public policy and international relations ...

Jack Leigh Collection items on exhibit

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The current exhibition at the Savannah College of Art & Design, "Jack Leigh: Full Circle, Low Country Photographs, 1972-2004," features photographs and other materials on loan from his collection at UGA's Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The exhibition is the first museum survey of work by the acclaimed Savannah-based photographer ...