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Writers Hall of Fame events Nov. 9 and 10

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

Mary Hood, Alfred Uhry and the late Olive Ann Burns will be inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame Nov. 10 at the University of Georgia Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. The annual observance begins Nov. 9: At 2 p.m., Hood will read from selected works. A Brunswick native, ...

Vault Tour at Special Collections

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

Special tours of the cavernous subterranean vault holding the archival treasures of the UGA Special Collections Libraries will be part of the regular Tuesday Tours at 2 p.m. Nov. 11. Normally closed to the public, staff will take visitors to see the 30,000-square-foot chamber which is kept at 50 degrees to ...

How Georgia Women Shaped the 20th Century

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The editors of a new volume of essays about women’s role in Georgia history will speak Nov. 11 at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. The talk, “Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History: Georgia Women Shape the Twentieth Century,” will feature Kathleen Ann Clark, an associate professor of history at ...

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 ...