Archive for the ‘News’ Category

First Peabody Winners Festival set for March 27

Thursday, March 14th, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

Thirty-plus recipients of the University of Georgia’s prestigious Peabody Awards will be announced via webcast at 10 a.m. March 27, and later that day, at 7 p.m., a sampling of the latest winners will be screened in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries, 300 Hull St., ...

2013 Georgia Writers Hall of Fame inductees announced

Thursday, December 20th, 2012 - Jean Cleveland

Judson Mitcham, Georgia’s poet laureate, and the late author Toni Cade Bambara, who compiled one of the first anthologies of African-American women’s writing, will be honored as the newest inductees of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame at its 2013 ceremony. A poet and novelist, Mitcham—the only two-time winner of the ...

Georgia Writers Hall of Fame Exhibit on View

Friday, September 28th, 2012 - Jean Cleveland

The Ga Writers Hall of Fame exhibit featuring working manuscripts, letters and memorabilia of members of the Hall will be on display through the end of the year in the Hargrett Gallery. The published works and personal materials are complemented by lively photographs from past author salons and a timeline ...

UGA Libraries’ Media Archives receives earliest known home movies of Georgia

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 - Jean Cleveland

The University of Georgia Libraries’ Walter J. Brown Media Archives, the only public institution in Georgia devoted entirely to preserving moving images, has received a rich and varied film collection including what are likely Georgia’s earliest surviving home movies. Pebble Hill Plantation in Thomasville, Georgia, was the winter home for the ...

Discover historic film clips on the Brown Media Archives YouTube channel

Monday, April 9th, 2012 - Renna Tuten

Check out the YouTube channel for the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection. Enjoy clips from such items as Town Films shot in Athens, Cordele, Fitzgerald, and Bowman in the 1930s and 1940s as well as snippets from our home movie collections that document vacations, home life, ...

Media Archives Images from Dedication Day (Feb. 17, 2012)

Monday, February 27th, 2012 - danroth

Below is a sampling of images taken at the Dedication Ceremonies of the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library on Friday, February 17, 2012. Photography by James Benyshek and Dan Roth. [gallery columns="4"]

Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection ready for Grand Opening!

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 - danroth

The Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection has taken up residence in its new offices at the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library Building. Preparations are underway for the official building dedication ceremonies, scheduled for Friday, February 17, 2012 at 11:00a.m. 2011 found the Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards ...

Special Collections Libraries Building Open

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 - Jean Cleveland

The Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research & Studies have set up shop in the new Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Library on Hull Street. We are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and 1-5 p.m. on Saturdays. ...

70th Annual Peabody Award winners announced

Thursday, March 31st, 2011 - Amy Watts

A record 39 recipients of the 70th Annual Peabody Awards were announced today by the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. The winners, chosen by the Peabody board as the best in electronic media for the year 2010, were named in a ceremony ...

UGA Libraries capture an Emmy!

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 - Jean Cleveland

The University of Georgia Libraries has a new addition – a statuette awarded at the 2010 Southeast Regional Emmy Awards Saturday in Atlanta. Andrew Young Presents: How We Got Over was recognized for technical achievement, one of three Emmys it received. The documentary is largely based historical news footage made ...