Archive for the ‘Resources’ Category

‘The Largest Motor Hotel in the World': The James M. Hunt Architectural Collection and the Atlanta Marriott

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

by Lauren E. Mauldin After its completion in 1965, the Atlanta Marriott Motor Hotel was coined the “Southeast’s largest motor hotel.” After constructing a 300-room addition in 1969, it became the “largest motor hotel in the world.” Marriott Motor Hotels contracted with architect James M. Hunt, FAIA, from Elberton, Georgia to design ...

Two new collections featuring the papers of the Alexander H. Stephens family

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The Hargrett Library is pleased to announce the opening of two new collections of Alexander H. Stephens family material, ms3823 and ms3828: The collections consist of correspondence, writings, printed material, financial papers, photographs, artifacts, and scrapbooks. The correspondence is largely family letters between Alexander H. Stephens, his father Andrew Baskins Stephens, ...

Humanities Council president says play ‘lifts a new curtain’ on Lillian Smith

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

Jamil Zainaldin, president of the Georgia Humanities Council, writes about author and activist Lillian Smith, an inaugural member of the Georgia Writer's Hall of Fame, based at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Smith is the subject of a one-woman play, written and performed by Atlanta actress Brenda Bynum. ...

Enacting the Future book symposium

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

  On Saturday, February 1, the Special Collections Libraries at UGA will host a book symposium, Enacting the Future. The symposium is sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, the University of Georgia Libraries, the Department of English, the Department of Comparative Literature, the Grady College, and the Department ...

UGA Libraries has an ARSC Award Finalist

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 - Amy Watts

Please join us in congratulating Tim Smolko, UGA Libraries Cataloger (and Jethro Tull expert) on another accolade for his book, Jethro Tull's Thick as a Brick and a Passion Play: Inside Two Long Songs.  His book has been nominated for the 2014 Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) Awards for ...

New Fiction in the Main Library – December 6

Friday, December 6th, 2013 - nadine

Marble Season  by Gilbert Hernandez PN6727.H475 M37 2013 A semi-autobiographical graphic novel by the acclaimed cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez.   It tells the untold stories from the early years of these American comics legends, but also portrays the reality of life in a large family in suburban 1960s California.  Middle child Huey stages Captain America plays and ...

Read, Read Rudolph – We’ve got some books for you!

Thursday, December 5th, 2013 - Amy Watts

Read, Read Rudolph is happening NOW and going through December 20. How it works - we've selected books from Main, Science, and the Curriculum Materials Library, wrapped them in festive paper, and put a "gift tag" on each, offering some clues as to its content. It's a mix of fiction and ...

New World Fiction in Translation at the Main Library – November 19

Thursday, November 21st, 2013 - nadine

Mandala Road by Masako Bando (trans. Wayne P. Lammers) PL846.A256 A2 2013 In the present day, a young married couple, Asafumi and Shizuka are trying to start a new life, having had to move after losing their jobs.  Following the end of World War II, Saya, a woman from a Malayan native ...

Joe Samuel Starnes to discuss “Fall Line”, Nov 18

Friday, November 15th, 2013 - Amy Watts

Monday, November 18, 2013 4:00 pm Zell B. Miller Learning Center Sidney Samuel Thomas Reading Room Joe Samuel Starnes, a UGA alumnus, will be discussing his latest novel, Fall Line, with a focus on his research for the book that takes place on one day in Georgia in 1955. Fall Line, published in November 2011 ...

Lillian Smith papers now open for research

Thursday, November 14th, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

The papers of anti-segregationist Lillian E. Smith are now open for research at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The papers have been closed to researchers without prior approval from the representatives of Smith’s estate. The collection was given to the UGA Libraries in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Earlier ...