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UGA Extension, Digital Library of Georgia release first series of historic farm photos

Monday, June 2nd, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

For as long as there have been portable cameras, University of Georgia Extension agents and Extension photographers have used them to help identify crop diseases, demonstrate best farming practices and document community events. With at least one agent in most of Georgia’s counties, UGA Extension agents and their photographers have ...

Several Civil War collections open for research

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

William H. Mickle correspondence, ms 3827 William H. Mickle (1839-1922) was from Marianville, Schenectady County, N.Y., and was commissioned as an infantry officer in the 134th New York, serving in Virginia. He was promoted to Assistant Adjutant General on the staff of the Chief of Artillery for XX Corps, commanded by ...

Vienna Progress added to the South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive:

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive now provides access to seventeen newspaper titles published in ten south Georgia cities (Albany, Americus, Bainbridge, Brunswick, Cuthbert, Thomasville, Tifton, Valdosta, Vienna, and Waycross) from 1845 to 1922. Consisting of over 152,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date.  The archive includes the Vienna Progress (1893-1904), in addition to ...

UGA Press book named one of best on Georgia history for 2013

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

Congratulations to UGA grad Glenn Eskew, co-winner of the Georgia Historical Society’s 2014 Malcolm Bell, Jr., and Muriel Barrow Bell Award for the best book in Georgia history published in 2013. Eskew will be at the Richard B. Russell Jr. Special Collections Libraries Building Wed., May 28 to discuss his biography, ...

Special Collections Libraries closed May 26

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The UGA Special Collections Libraries Building will be closed Monday, May 26 in observance of Memorial Day. We will resume regular hours Tuesday.

ARTifacts Rocks Athens

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

  The ARTifacts Rocks Athens exhibit will be available  at the Russell Special Collections Libraries through the end of the year. The display cases of the Media Archives gallery are filled with guitars, including some presented in memoriam,  and other instruments; album and magazine covers, buttons, bumper stickers,  band flyers, photos, set ...

Georgia Music Hall of Fame collection: administrative files available for research

Monday, April 21st, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library is pleased to announce the Georgia Music Hall of Fame collection, Series 1: Administrative Files is now open for research. These files encompass the work of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in terms of how it was managed and operated. Included are ...

Confederate Constitution to be displayed April 25

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The only surviving  signed manuscript of the permanent Constitution of the Confederate States of America will be displayed April 25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Richard B. Russell Jr. Building Special Collections Libraries. Displayed only one day each year due to its fragility, the Constitution and an accompanying ...

Frances Mayes to read from latest memoir April 16

Monday, April 7th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

Frances Mayes, the author of three best-selling books about her life in Italy, will speak at the University of Georgia Libraries April 16. A poet and former professor of creative writing, Mayes achieved widespread popularity writing about her life in Italy restoring a crumbling villa, beginning with Under the Tuscan Sun ...

Viewing scheduled for Peabody Awards winners announcement

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The Peabody Awards Collection will host a live viewing of the Peabody Award winners announcement, to be broadcast on the "CBS This Morning" sometime between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Join us in the Special Collections Libraries at 300 S. Hull Street for doughnuts and coffee, and watch ...