Archive for the ‘Programs’ Category

‘Love, Liberation and Escaping Slavery’

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

English professor Barbara McCaskill will speak on "The Rise and Fall of William and Ellen Craft, Fugitives from Slavery in Georgia," based on her recent book from UGA Press, "Love, Liberation, and Escaping Slavery William and Ellen Craft in Cultural Memory" May 18 at 3 p.m. in room 285 of ...

VE + 70: Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

The University of Georgia's three Special Collections Libraries are joining forces to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day and the conclusion of World War II in Europe, Thursday, May 7. The event, set for 3:30 p.m. at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, 300 S. Hull ...

House framing to commemorate opening of Habitat for Humanity papers at Special Collections Libraries

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

This April Fools' Day will be one to remember at the UGA Libs  Habitat for Humanity International will frame a house, to be used as affordable housing in Athens, on the lawn of the University of Georgia Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries April 1.  The symbolic house framing will be the ...

Rest of the Story Book Club Meets Tomorrow!

Monday, March 23rd, 2015 - Richard B. Russell Library

What: March Meeting, The Rest of the Story Book Club When: Tuesday, March 24, 5:30-7:00PM Where: Room 258, Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries Have you ever visited an exhibit and felt you only heard the first part of a truly great story? If you’re a visitor who wants to learn more about ...

#I Too Am UGA Event @ Special Collections Friday (3/20)

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 - Richard B. Russell Library

The Russell Library's First Person Project has partnered with #I Too Am UGA to document diversity on university campuses as part of a national, student-driven campaign. The purpose of #ITooAmUGA is to provide students the opportunity to have their stories heard and to advocate for campus diversity and inclusivity for ...

Four selected for Georgia Writers Hall of Fame

Thursday, March 5th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

The Georgia Writers Hall of Fame at the University of Georgia Libraries is launching a new initiative to honor Georgia literature by encouraging Georgia residents to read at least one book by each inductee before the annual November ceremony. Vereen Bell, Taylor Branch, Paul Hemphill and Janisse Ray are the 2015 ...

“Athens By Leaps & Bounds!”

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

Steven Brown and Mary Linneman of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library will lead a talk March 15 on "Athens By Leaps & Bounds! -- The Development of Athens Shown in Historic Maps 1793-1946 from the Hargrett Library." This meeting of the Athens Historical Society, at the Richard B. Russell ...

The Rest of the Story Book Club

Thursday, February 12th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

Have you ever visited an exhibit and felt you only heard the first part of a truly great story? If you’re a visitor who wants to learn more about the exhibitions at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, then join us for our new monthly book club with light ...

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 ...