Archive for the ‘Resources’ Category

The Battle of Atlanta, 150 years ago today

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

    On July 20, 1864, Gen. William T. Sherman's Union soldiers won a hard-fought battle at Peachtree Creek, taking control of present-day Buckhead and continuing their determined march toward Atlanta. Rebel Gen. John Bell Hood's forces proved formidable in subsequent engagements, including the Battle of Atlanta on July 22 (the battle ...

Special Collections database will be unavailable Friday night

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

Beginning on Friday, July 18th from 9 PM EDT to 1 AM EDT Aeon will be performing maintenance on its database server for the Special Collections Libraries and it may be unavailable. This is necessary to apply new updates to the server.

BrowZine: browse journals on your tablet or phone

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 - Kristin Nielsen

The UGA Libraries introduce BrowZine, an app that lets you download and read many of our scholarly journals on your mobile device. Use BrowZine to customize a newsstand of key journals for current awareness browsing on iPads, Android tablets, and iPhones (Android phones coming soon). With BrowZine you can: Browse journals by ...

Atlanta theater documented in new collections

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

-- Python costume sketch for Ananse, the African Spiderman, Alliance Theatre, 1999 The Hargrett Library is pleased to announce two newly opened collections documenting theater in Atlanta from the 1960s until 2001: Ted Maloof photographs of Academy Theater productions, ms 3806 The Academy Theatre, one of the oldest professional theaters in Georgia, and ...

H. Randolph Holder Family Papers and the Longest Letter Ever Written

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The Hargrett Library is pleased to announce that the H. Randolph Holder family papers, ms 3821, are open for research. Howard Randolph Holder (1916-2002) was born in Moline, Illinois to James William and Charlotte Brega Holder. He served in World War II in Co. E, 1st Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division. ...

Historic Savannah Newspapers now online

Thursday, June 5th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive provides online access to three newspaper titles published in Savannah from 1809 to 1880. Consisting of over 83,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date. The website includes the following Savannah newspaper titles: Savannah ...

Annual Woodruff exhibit on the natural history of Georgia on display

Thursday, June 5th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The 9th annual exhibit of the James W. Woodruff Sr. Center for the Natural History of Georgia and the Chattahoochee River Valley is on display through June at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The James Waldo Woodruff St. Center for the Natural History of Georgia is based at the ...

Brumby and Hart Family Papers Open for Research

Monday, June 2nd, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The Hargrett Library is pleased to announce the opening of the Brumby and Hart family papers, ms 3752. Sewell Marion Brumby (1911-1992) was born in Cedartown, Georgia and graduated from United States Military Academy in 1932. He began his army career stationed in Manila (Philippines) shortly after his marriage in ...

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 ...