Archive for the ‘Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection’ Category

Baseball documentaries from the Peabody Archives

Friday, February 22nd, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

To warm up baseball fans for the March 31 start of Major League Baseball’s regular season, the University of Georgia’s George Foster Peabody Awards and Peabody Award Collection will present three baseball-themed documentaries that have won the coveted award. The films will all be screened Wednesdays in March at 7 ...

UGA Special Collections Libraries Launch Community Docent Program

Friday, January 4th, 2013 - Richard B. Russell Library

The University of Georgia’s Richard B. Russell Building for Special Collections Libraries is now accepting applications for participants in its docent program. The Docent Corps is a skilled group of volunteers who provide tours of the library galleries to visitors, ranging from fifth graders to adults. Docents are trained to ...

2013 Georgia Writers Hall of Fame inductees announced

Thursday, December 20th, 2012 - Jean Cleveland

Judson Mitcham, Georgia’s poet laureate, and the late author Toni Cade Bambara, who compiled one of the first anthologies of African-American women’s writing, will be honored as the newest inductees of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame at its 2013 ceremony. A poet and novelist, Mitcham—the only two-time winner of the ...

UGA Special Collections Thanksgiving Schedule

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 - Renna Tuten

The UGA Special Collections Libraries will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. The Special Collections Libraries will reopen on Monday, November 26 at 8:00 A.M.

Georgia Writers Hall of Fame Exhibit on View

Friday, September 28th, 2012 - Jean Cleveland

The Ga Writers Hall of Fame exhibit featuring working manuscripts, letters and memorabilia of members of the Hall will be on display through the end of the year in the Hargrett Gallery. The published works and personal materials are complemented by lively photographs from past author salons and a timeline ...

Toby Graham talks to Tim Bryant about Georgia Writers Hall of Fame

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

On Tuesday September 25th, Deputy University Librarian Toby Graham was a guest on the "Newsmakers with Tim Bryant" radio show on WGAU 1340. Listen to Toby's interview here. Toby and Tim discussed the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame Celebration on Thursday September 27th, the Special Collections Libraries building, and the ...

Noted historian, author to deliver Peabody-Smithgall lecture

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 - Jean Cleveland

The fourth annual Peabody-Smithgall Lecture, sponsored by the University of Georgia Peabody Awards, will be presented Sept. 17 at 4 p.m. in room 102 of the Miller Learning Center. Prize-winning historian Douglas Brinkley will address “The Media and Public Life.” His numerous books include The Reagan Diaries, The Unfinished Presidency: ...

Special Collections Libraries to close for Labor Day

Monday, August 20th, 2012 - Jean Cleveland

  The Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries will be closed for Labor Day, Sept. 3.

Special Collections Libraries to close for home football games

Monday, August 20th, 2012 - Jean Cleveland

  The Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries will be closed for home football games. Those dates are Sept. 1, 15, 22 and 29; Nov. 3, 17 and 24.

UGA Libraries’ Media Archives receives earliest known home movies of Georgia

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 - Jean Cleveland

The University of Georgia Libraries’ Walter J. Brown Media Archives, the only public institution in Georgia devoted entirely to preserving moving images, has received a rich and varied film collection including what are likely Georgia’s earliest surviving home movies. Pebble Hill Plantation in Thomasville, Georgia, was the winter home for the ...