Archive for the ‘Programs’ Category

Opening event for “Set Off for Georgia…”

Monday, July 27th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

A series of presentations at the University of Georgia will mark the 250th anniversary of the natural history expedition of John and William Bartram in Colonial Georgia. Based on John Bartram's journal account of their travels, this celebration marks their sojourn in Georgia between Sept. 3 and Oct. 8, 1765. “John Bartram's ...

Bartram conference to reflect on 250th anniversary of expedition

Thursday, July 9th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

    In 1765, John Bartram was appointed the “Royal Botanist” by King George III and, with his son William, set out for South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida on a collecting trip that would last two years. Based on John Bartram's journal account of their travels, this celebration, which begins Aug. 22,  marks ...

Screening, Music Voyager in Athens!

Monday, June 15th, 2015 - Richard B. Russell Library

Music Voyager is a travel series that uses music as the key to unlock the arts, food, and music scenes of cities around the world. Last November, the Music Voyager team visited Georgia, filming in Macon, Athens, and Atlanta. This Friday, June 19th, Georgia Public Broadcasting will broadcast the Athens/Macon ...

First Person Project Day Scheduled for June 19th

Friday, June 5th, 2015 - Richard B. Russell Library

Join the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies for the First Person Project, an oral history series documenting the experiences of everyday Georgians, on Friday, June 19, 2015 in the Richard B. Russell Building for Special Collections Libraries. Six sets of partners will be accepted for this First ...

‘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 ...