The problem we were having with our e-journals and ‘find it’ service has now been fixed. Services should be back to normal. If you encounter any problems, please contact us.
Our e-journals and our “find it” service in GALILEO and Multi-Search are currently down. We apologize for the inconvenience. The staff at GALILEO are working to resolve the problem.
300 S. Hull Street was a parking lot when tens of thousands of Olympic athletes and fans descended on Athens for the Centennial Olympic Games. UGA faculty, students, and staff joined other Athenians in welcoming visitors to the Classic City. Today, UGA’s Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries occupy that former parking lot, and the records and artifacts collected by many who worked, volunteered, and attended the Olympics are part of the collections of the Hargrett, Russell, and Brown Archives.
On Tuesday, June 21, 2016, the Special Collections Libraries will continue their commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Centennial Olympics with “Athens’ Olympics Remembered,” a panel discussion featuring three couples, all of whom were deeply connected to the Games. James and Carol Reap, Jack and Jacquie Houston, and Marc and Becky Galvin will share their stories, and audience members will be asked to join in and contribute.
Mary Miller, Peabody Awards Collection archivist, organized the event. “I still have vivid memories of attending the Women’s soccer finals, and it’s hard for me to believe it’s been 20 years since the 1996 Olympics. The Olympics had a strong and lasting impact on Athens, and I’m looking forward to hearing more about the experiences of those who were closely connected to the process.”
James K. Reap served the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG) as the uniform manager for Volunteer Services at the Uniform Distribution Center in Atlanta. Jacquie Houston was by Nwankwo Kanu’s side moments after he captained the Nigerian men’s soccer team to win the Gold. A highlight for panelist Marc Galvin, who served as a sector coordinator for UGA during the Olympics, was assisting with the raising of the United States flag at the Gold Medal ceremony for United States Women’s Soccer Team. “I have always been patriotic but that was a peak moment and I was honored to have that opportunity,” Galvin recalls.
Uniforms, photographs, souvenirs, a torch, newspaper headlines, and a gold medal are among the artifacts included in the ongoing Special Collections Olympics exhibit. A tour of the exhibit and a reception will follow the discussion.
Free and open to the public.
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries
The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the expansion of the South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive:
The South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive now provides access to 19 newspaper titles published in 12 south Georgia cities (Albany, Americus, Bainbridge, Brunswick, Cairo, Cuthbert, Perry, Thomasville, Tifton, Valdosta, Vienna, and Waycross) from 1845 to 1923. Consisting of over 164,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date. The site is compatible with all current browsers and the newspaper page images can be viewed without the use of plug-ins or additional software downloads.
The archive now includes the following south Georgia newspaper titles: Houston Home Journal (Perry) (1870-1923) and Grady County Progress (Cairo) (1910-1917), in addition to the titles previously included in the archive: Albany Herald (1892-1893, 1900-1901, 1906), Albany News (1867-1892), Albany Patriot (1845-1866), Americus Times Recorder (1881-1921), Bainbridge Democrat (1872-1909), Bainbridge Search Light/Post-Search Light (1901-1922), Brunswick Advertiser/Advertiser and Appeal (1875-1889), Cuthbert Appeal (1866-1886), Sumter Republican (1870-1885), Tifton Gazette (1892-1919), Thomasville Times Enterprise (1873-1922), Valdosta Times (1908-1912), Vienna News (1902-1918), Vienna Progress (1893-1904), Waycross Headlight (1884-1887), Waycross Herald (1892-1914), and Waycross Journal (1901-1914).
The South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia, a part of Georgia’s Virtual Library GALILEO and is based at the University of Georgia.
Other newspaper archives available through the Digital Library of Georgia include the Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive (1847-1922), the Macon Telegraph Archive (1826-1908), the Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive (1809-1880), the Athens Historic Newspapers Archive (1827-1928), the West Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1843-1942), the North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1850-1922), the Columbus Enquirer Archive (1828-1890), the Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive (1808-1920), the Southern Israelite Archive (1929-1986), the Red and Black Archive (1893-2006), and the Mercer Cluster Archive (1920-1970). These archives can be accessed at http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/MediaTypes/Newspapers.html
The Hargrett Library has recently acquired several medieval manuscript fragments:
The collection consists of illuminated manuscript leaves on vellum from the 13th and late 15th centuries. There are two Book of Hours leaves from France, late 15th century; one Book of Hours leaf from France, circa 1460; one Book of Hours leaf from Italy, 2nd half of 15th century; Bible leaf, Paris, mid-13th century; and Bible leaf, France, 13th century. The mid-13th century Bible leaf contains Tobias chapters V-VIII. There is also a late 12th century manuscript leaf with neumes from a Missal.
A French mid-12th century manuscript fragment on vellum written in Carolingian miniscule hand with a later commentary in miniscule.
This collection contains five leaves of Dante’s “Purgatorio,” 1477; a single leaf from Florentius’ “Confessionale volgare,” circa 1480; a single leaf of Tortellius’ “Commentariorum grammaticorum de Orthographia,” 1477; a single leaf of Virgil’s “L’Eniede in prosa volgare ridotta,” 1476; and a single leaf from an unknown German chronicle with miniatures of St. Bridget and the convent, and Popes Urban V and Gregory XI, 15th century.
Four leaves from a vellum Book of Hours, circa 1524, including segments of communion prayer, prayers to the Virgin, hours of the cross, and hours of the Holy Spirit.
Four illuminated manuscript leaves on vellum from the Cotterell-Throckmorton Book of Hours, three containing Prayers of St. Bridget, and one leaf with the Verses of St. Bernard.
During the course of the summer, the Libraries will update and renovate portions of the third floor to expand space available for student learning. As a part of this project, a portion of the pre-2000 journals on the third floor (predominantly those available via the Libraries’ electronic collection) will be relocated to the Library Shelving Repository. The project will temporarily affect many of the monographs (books) on the 3rd floor, as well. During the course of the project, we will continue to provide access to faculty and students to all of the affected items via a paging service by library staff.
Faculty: You may request delivery directly to your office for items affected by this project. The office delivery request form is available at:http://www.libs.uga.edu/access_services/onlineforms/facdel_form.html
Students and other affiliated users: You may request paging of items affected by the project for pick up at the Science Library. The form for requesting materials is available at: http://www.libs.uga.edu/access_services/onlineforms/science_library_retrieval_form.html
The 3rd floor area will continue to be available for public use until June 6, after which it will be closed until August 8.
We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to working with you to meet your research needs during this period.
Feel free to direct any questions to the Science Library at: 706-542-0698
The Curriculum Materials Library (CML) will be closed Sunday, May 29th & Monday, May 30th, for the Memorial Day Weekend. Normal hours will resume Tuesday, May 31st at 8am. Visit our webpage for the complete list of hours.
Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from the University of Georgia!
Before leaving campus, please check your library account and clear all outstanding obligations by doing the following:
Check your “My Account” record.
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After graduation, you can borrow books from the UGA Libraries through the following programs:
Due to licensing agreements and vendor restrictions, alumni and outside borrowers do not have remote access to GALILEO databases through the University of Georgia.
“Making a Scene,” the theme of the 24th annual meeting of the British Women Writers Conference, is illustrated in a student-curated exhibit examining writings by 18th and 19th century women. The exhibit will be on display in the Hargrett Gallery of the Russell Special Collections Libraries through June.
Using memorabilia, photos, books and journals, broadside advertisements, and theatrical cabinet cards, students Holly Gallagher and Maria Chappell, highlight the work of Fanny Kemble, a British actress and writer, whose memoir drew attention to life on her husband’s Georgia plantation and the mistreatment of slaves. The exhibit also focuses on other writers, including Aphra Behn, Elizabeth Inchbald and Susanna Centlivre, and actresses Ellen Terry and Sarah Siddons.
This year’s conference is being hosted by the UGA English Department June 2-5 and held at the Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. Begun in 1991 by graduate students at two northwestern U.S. universities, the BWWC was established as a forum for the sharing of ideas among students of literature, regardless of college affiliation or status as students. The conference focuses on the literary figures and writings of the 18th and 19th centuries, which the conference’s founders note as a distinct time in British women’s history. Those centuries mark the beginnings of the feminist movement, and event founders established the conference to highlight lesser-known female writers or those who have been historically overlooked for their achievements.
More information on the conference is available here: https://bwwc2016.wordpress.com/
A lecture and documentary screening highlighting the significance of the Dixie Highway will take place this Thursday, April 21, in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries beginning at 4 p.m.
Titled, “Driving Dixie: The Politics of Early Automobile Tourism,” Tammy Ingram, assistant professor at the College of Charleston, will deliver a talk focused on the ways that automobile tourism reshaped both the physical and political landscapes of the South, and Georgia in particular, from the 1910s through the 1930s. “I plan to examine both the effects of tourism on transportation policymaking in the state, and also the ways in which public enthusiasm for new highway projects and tourist dollars inspired businessmen and politicians to sell a very specific vision of the state,” said Ingram. A reception and book signing will follow at 5 p.m.
Ingram’s book Dixie Highway: Road Building and the Making of the Modern South, 1900-1930, is the first to examine the largely forgotten 6,000-mile network of roads that crisscrossed the South and Midwest from Lake Michigan to Miami Beach. Published in 2014, the book has been awarded an Excellence in Research Award by the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council, and the 2015 Malcolm Bell, Jr. and Muriel Barrow Bell Award by the Georgia Historical Society.
At 6:30 p.m. Down the Dixie Highway, a one-hour documentary produced by Georgia Public Broadcasting will be screened followed by a Q&A session with filmmakers and producers. The documentary was produced in conjunction with the Dixie Highway Context Study, a project completed in 2015 to create a developmental history of this historic tourist highway. Funded by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the study included mapping each segment of the highway using Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
The ongoing exhibition, “Seeing Georgia: Changing Visions of Tourism in the Modern South,” on display in the Richard B. Russell Library Gallery through July 2016 inspired this event pairing. The exhibit investigates how the state transformed from a way station along the route to Florida into a popular tourist destination during the twentieth century. These events are co-sponsored by the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies and the Department of History at the University of Georgia. For more information contact Jan Hebbard at (706) 542-5788 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on parking, visit: http://www.libs.uga.edu/scl/visit/parking.html