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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 ...

Digital Library of Georgia expands Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

The electronic archive of Savannah's historic newspapers has recently been expanded through the Digital Library of Georgia, based at the University of Georgia Libraries. The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive provides online access to 17 newspaper titles published in Savannah from 1809 to 1880. Consisting of more than 103,000 newspaper pages, the ...

The Curriculum Materials Library is open again

Thursday, June 18th, 2015 - cbuss

The CML in 207 Aderhold is back in business. We have new carpeting, new lights, fresh paint and a completely new, and much better, arrangement. We still have public computers, study space, a copier/scanner & printer, professional research help and, of course, thousands of children's & young adult books and ...

Help us to organize our new web site!

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

We are working on a new UGA Libraries web site. Help us to organize our content, by taking the card sort survey. It's a fun drag-and-drop puzzle and only takes a few minutes. Thank you for helping us to make a better web site! Questions? Comments? Email Deborah Stanley: dstanley@uga.edu UPDATE: The survey is ...

Faculty: help us with our library web site redesign!

Monday, June 1st, 2015 - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

The library is redesigning its web site, and we want to hear from our faculty on what you want from the new site! We are holding two focus groups, one on Tuesday, June 16th at 10:30, and the other on Wednesday, June 17th at 2:30, where we will ask a group ...

‘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 ...

Exhibit: “Both Sides: Destruction and Pain in the Civil War”

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

This exhibit features newly acquired letters of a Union soldier involved in the bombardment of Fort Pulaski as well as a very rare letter by the Confederate Commanding Officer at Fort Pulaski reporting his thoughts and actions during the siege. Additional items on display are medical books published specifically for ...

Confederate Constitution to be displayed April 24

Friday, April 17th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

The only surviving  signed manuscript of the permanent Constitution of the Confederate States of America will be displayed April 24 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 ...

Undergrads: Want free pizza?

Thursday, April 9th, 2015 - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

If you like pizza, and you would like to share your thoughts about the UGA Libraries web site, this opportunity is for you! We're working on a redesign of our web site, and we need some undergraduate students to take part in a focus group to help us figure out the ...