Author Archive

Special Collections Libraries Closed Monday for MLK Day

Thursday, January 15th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

The Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries will be closed Monday, Jan. 19 in observance of  the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

Folger Librarian to speak at Book Symposium

Thursday, January 8th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

Michael Witmore, director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, is the key speaker for "Libraries and Labyrinths: A Symposium," Jan. 15 at 5 p.m. in the Russell Special Collections Libraries auditorium. Whitmore will speak on "Reading Variety in Early Modern Print." A reception will follow. The event is open free to the ...

Augustus Longstreet Hull: Annalist of Athens

Thursday, January 8th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

The first Augustus Longstreet Hull Award in honor of significant contributions to the preservation on Athens history will be presented by the Athens Historical Society following a program on Hull, who recorded the early history of the university, in his “Historical Sketch of the University of Georgia,” and Athens, in ...

Special Collections request system scheduled for maintenance

Thursday, December 18th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

Beginning on Friday, February 6, 2015 from 11:59 pm  to 4:00 am access to and retrieval of materials in the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, and Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards collections will be unavailable while updates are ...

Special Collections retrieval system scheduled for update

Friday, November 21st, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

On Wednesday, November 26th starting at 8 a.m., access to and retrieval of materials in the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, and Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection will be limited while the patron management system is ...

‘Selznick’s March,” a talk about Gone With the Wind premiere

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

  Matthew Bernstein, chair of film and media studies at Emory University, will speak on “'Selznick's March': The Atlanta Premiere of Gone with the Wind” Dec. 5 at 4 p.m. at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. The world premiere of Gone With the Wind in Atlanta was the culmination ...

‘The Tangible Past’ reading, reception

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

A reading and reception to mark publication of The Tangible Past in Athens, Georgia, a collection of 18 essays by a variety of Athenians, will be held Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. More than 200 years after its beginning, ...

Editor Mary Bryan’s papers available for research

Saturday, November 1st, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The Hargrett Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Mary Edwards Bryan collection. Mary E. Bryan (1838-1913) was born in Jefferson County, Fl. to John D. Edwards and Louisa M. Houghton. Her family later moved to Thomasville, Ga. for her to attend Fletcher Institute; however, at the age of ...

Celebrating Abbott Pattison: 60 Years of the Iron Horse, 1954-2014

Saturday, November 1st, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

Please join the Brown Media Archives next Friday for a screening and discussion of Atlanta filmmaker Bill VanDerKloot's 1981 documentary, IRON HORSE, the story of sculptor Abbott Pattison’s 1954 modern sculpture, its placement on the UGA campus, and the shocking events that followed, as told by those who were there. Panelists for the ...

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, ...