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Special Collections database will be unavailable Friday night

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

Beginning on Friday, October 17th, 2014 from 11:59PM  EDT to 4:00 AM EDT maintenance will be performed on the database server for UGA's special collections. This is necessary to apply new updates to the server.

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 ...

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 ...

“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 ...

2014 Lillian Smith Book Award winners announced

Monday, August 11th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

Winners of the 2014 Lillian Smith Book Awards will be honored Aug. 31 at the Decatur Book Festival. In Peace and Freedom; My Journey in Selma by Bernard LaFayette Jr. and Kathryn Lee Johnson and We Shall Not Be Moved; The Jackson Woolworth’s Sit-In and the Movement It Inspired by M. ...

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 ...

Georgia Music Hall of Fame poster collection now open

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

  The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library is pleased to announce the opening of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Collection, Series 2: Posters. The series consists of several hundred wall posters, flyers, album flats, and promotional displays for a wide range of artists with connections to Georgia. The majority ...

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.