Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Construction advisory:  Baxter Street/Hull St. Deck entrance

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

This construction will affect traffic near the main entrance to the Hull St. Deck, located near  Baxter St. The Russell Special Collections Libraries are located on Hull Street:   Portions of Baxter and Finley Streets will be closed to through traffic at times during the extension of chilled water lines from the ...

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 ...

Application Deadline Extended for Community Docent Program

Thursday, December 18th, 2014 - Richard B. Russell Library

The University of Georgia’s Richard B. Russell Building for Special Collections Libraries is extending the application deadline for participation in its docent program to Friday, January 9, 2015. The Docent Corps is a skilled group of volunteers who provide tours of the exhibit galleries to visitors, ranging from fifth graders ...

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.

Visit the Vault!

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

As part of the Spotlight on the Arts at UGA, the Special Collections Libraries are holding special tours of the three-story subterranean vault that holds our unique, rare, priceless artifacts! Join us at 2 p.m. for a guided tour of the three museum galleries of the Special Collections Libraries, a ...

Saturday performance to celebrate book documenting traditional folk music

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

Traditional ballads and fiddle tunes will be heard at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries June 15 to celebrate the recently released “Mary Lomax Ballad Book – America’s Great 21st Century Ballad Singer” by Art Rosenbaum. With ballads and songs they learned from their father who sang for his ...

UGA Media Archives story to feature on national news tonight (4/30)

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 - Amy Watts

Just got word that coverage of the discovery of  the oldest known film of African-American baseball players will be on both "World News with Diane Sawyer" and "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley." This is after coverage in the New York Times today. The footage was discovered as part of a ...

Georgia well-represented as National Digital Public Library launches

Friday, April 19th, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

  An exciting new initiative began today when the Digital Public Library of America launched its first six service and content hubs. The hubs promise to unleash millions of historical, scientific and cultural documents from many of America’s national and state institutions, making them easily searchable as digital records to anyone with an Internet ...