Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

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 ...

It’s World Radio Day!

Friday, February 13th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

Today is World Radio Day. How are you celebrating? You can enjoy listening to UGA's own WUGA (91.7 and 97.9 FM) at http://www.wuga.org/index.phpor our student station, WUOG (90.5 FM) , athttp://wuog.org/ The Walter J. Brown Media Archives holds over 20,000 radio programs dating from 1940 to the present. Many of these are in ...

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 ...

Peabody Decades Screening: “Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing”

Monday, November 11th, 2013 - Samantha Paul

1960s Matinee: "Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing" November 12, 2013 3:00pm Russell Special Collections Library Auditorium (300 S. Hull Street). In " Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing", Frank Sinatra and guests Diahann Carroll and The 5th Dimension perform classics including “Hello, Young Lovers” and chart-toppers like “Stone Soul Picnic.” Beautifully planned and impeccably ...

Peabody Decades Screening: “Based on a True Story”

Monday, November 4th, 2013 - Samantha Paul

1960s Potpourri: “Based on a True Story.” November 5, 2013 7:00pm Russell Special Collections Library Auditorium (300 S. Hull Street). The more recent generations have been introduced to the 1960s through film and television drama.  Popular television dramas like "Mad Men" or "The Wonder Years" or movies like "Across the Universe" or "The Help" ...

Peabody Decades Screening: Requiem for a Heavyweight

Monday, October 21st, 2013 - Samantha Paul

1950s Movie: Requiem for a Heavyweight October 22, 2013 7:00pm Russell Special Collections Library Auditorium (300 S. Hull Street). Rod Serling might be better known for his work on "The Twilight Zone", but Mr. Serling's talents were not limited to exploring the possible eccentricities of the universe.  Drawing on personal experiences, he also incorporated ...

Peabody Decades Screening: Drop Out, Not Fall Out

Monday, October 7th, 2013 - Samantha Paul

[caption id="attachment_7924" align="alignleft" width="148"] Facts About Fallout, 1955 (306714) [Electronic Record]; Government Publications; Compiled 1861-1992; Documenting the period 1828-1992; Publications of the U.S. Government , 1790-2006, Record Group 287; National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD[/caption]1950s Potpourri: America in the 1950s: Drop Out, Not Fall Out October 8, 2013 7:00pm Russell Special ...

Peabody Decades Screening: The Tuskegee Airmen, Sept 24

Monday, September 23rd, 2013 - Amy Watts

The Peabody Decades: 1940s Movie: The Tuskegee Airmen Tuesday, September 24, 2013 7:00 p.m. Location: Russell Special Collections Library Auditorium (300 S. Hull Street) "The Tuskegee Airmen" tells the story of the African-American aviators who overcame racism to become the "Fighting 99th," the first squadron of African-American fighter pilots in World War II. Starring ...

Peabody Decades Screening: “World War II: The Perilous Flight” 12/19

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 - Amy Watts

1940s Matinee: World War II: The Perilous Fight September 19, 2013. 3:00 p.m. Russell Special Collections Library Auditorium (300 S. Hull Street). This documentary (broadcast in England in 2002) uses rare color footage to portray events in the European theater between D-Day (June, 1944) and the War's end in May, 1945. The screening will be ...

Peabody Decades Screenings this semester

Friday, September 13th, 2013 - Amy Watts

"The Peabody Decades" uses the Peabody Awards Collection, the largest broadcasting archives in the Southeast, to tell stories about radio, television, and history. All events will be in the Russell Special Collections Library Auditorium (300 S. Hull Street). September 10, 2013 1940s Potpourri: America in the 1940s: More Than the Home Front "America in the ...