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Jack Leigh Collection items on exhibit

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The current exhibition at the Savannah College of Art & Design, "Jack Leigh: Full Circle, Low Country Photographs, 1972-2004," features photographs and other materials on loan from his collection at UGA's Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The exhibition is the first museum survey of work by the acclaimed Savannah-based photographer ...

Georgia Music Hall of Fame poster collection now open

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

  The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library is pleased to announce the opening of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Collection, Series 2: Posters. The series consists of several hundred wall posters, flyers, album flats, and promotional displays for a wide range of artists with connections to Georgia. The majority ...

The Battle of Atlanta, 150 years ago today

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

    On July 20, 1864, Gen. William T. Sherman's Union soldiers won a hard-fought battle at Peachtree Creek, taking control of present-day Buckhead and continuing their determined march toward Atlanta. Rebel Gen. John Bell Hood's forces proved formidable in subsequent engagements, including the Battle of Atlanta on July 22 (the battle ...

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.

Atlanta theater documented in new collections

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

-- Python costume sketch for Ananse, the African Spiderman, Alliance Theatre, 1999 The Hargrett Library is pleased to announce two newly opened collections documenting theater in Atlanta from the 1960s until 2001: Ted Maloof photographs of Academy Theater productions, ms 3806 The Academy Theatre, one of the oldest professional theaters in Georgia, and ...

Special Collections Libraries open for visitors July 5

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The Russell Special Collections Libraries will be closed for research July 5. The building will be open during its regular Saturday hours, 1-5 p.m. and visitors are welcome to spend time in the three galleries on the second floor: The Walter J. Brown and Media Archives, currently featuring an exhibit ...

Hull Street closed due to construction

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

Visitors to the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries should be aware that travel on Hull Street is restricted due to construction. The portion of Hull Street immediately adjacent to the Correll Hall construction site (corner of Hull and Baxter) will be closed through Aug. 8. Vehicle and pedestrian access ...

Toby Graham named University Librarian

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

Toby Graham, Deputy University Librarian and Director, Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library, has been appointed University Librarian, Provost Pamela Whitten announced today. His appointment is effective September 1. “Toby Graham is an outstanding choice to lead the University Libraries,” said UGA President Jere W. Morehead. “He has the background, personality, ...

H. Randolph Holder Family Papers and the Longest Letter Ever Written

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The Hargrett Library is pleased to announce that the H. Randolph Holder family papers, ms 3821, are open for research. Howard Randolph Holder (1916-2002) was born in Moline, Illinois to James William and Charlotte Brega Holder. He served in World War II in Co. E, 1st Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division. ...

Historic Savannah Newspapers now online

Thursday, June 5th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive provides online access to three newspaper titles published in Savannah from 1809 to 1880. Consisting of over 83,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date. The website includes the following Savannah newspaper titles: Savannah ...