Archive for the ‘Library news’ Category

Women’s History Month Exhibit Featured at Hargrett Library

Monday, March 10th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The annual Women’s History Month Exhibit at the Lucy Hargrett Draper Center and Archives for the Study of the Rights of Women in History & Law is on display in the exhibit galleries of the Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Richard B. Russell building, home of the Special Collections ...

Habitat for Humanity collection now available for research

Friday, March 7th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

By Steven Armour The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library is pleased to announce the opening of the Habitat for Humanity International records. These records, now available for research,  document the formation, growth, and operation of one of the world’s most recognized non-profit organizations as they have worked toward the mission ...

Confederate Constitution display

Thursday, February 27th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The only surviving copy of the permanent Constitution of the Confederate States of America -- a part of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library collections -- will be displayed April 25 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries, 300 S. Hull St. Due to ...

‘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 ...

Panel Discussion on the NSA Spying Program, 2/25, 6:30 PM, MLC 350

Friday, February 21st, 2014 - Ian Thomas, Science Library

An Intersection Between Freedom and Security: A Panel Discussion on the NSA Spying Program Tue. February 25, 2014, 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM - MLC Room 350 What are the legal and ethical implications of the NSA’s spying program? How does it work, or does it work? Is this an effective response ...

‘An Encounter with Lillian Smith’ to be presented Saturday

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

Atlanta actress Brenda Bynum will present a “Jordan is So Chilly: An Encounter with Lillian Smith,” a solo performance drawn largely from unpublished autobiographical writings by the author. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of the ...

Nuclear Anxiety Panel and Dr. Strangelove Screening Postponed

Thursday, February 13th, 2014 - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

Due to inclement weather, the University of Georgia campus will be closed today, Thursday, February 13, 2014. Tonight's scheduled panel discussion, Nuclear Anxiety and Civil Defense in Popular Culture, has been postponed. This event will now take place on next Thursday, February 20th from 5:30-7:00PM in the auditorium of the Special ...

“Nuclear Threats” Panel Discussion Rescheduled

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

Due to the inclement weather, the University of Georgia is closed Wednesday, February 12th, and the Russell Library event, 'Nuclear Threats, Then and Now', has been rescheduled. It will now take place on Thursday, March 6th, 2014; 5:30-7:00PM (Doors open at 5:00). More information.

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. ...

Libraries open at 11:00a.m., Thursday 30th

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

The UGA Libraries will open at 11:00a.m. on Thursday, 30th January. The University of Georgia's Athens campus as a whole will also open at 11:00a.m.