Archive for the ‘Exhibits’ Category

Natural History Exhibit opens for “Set Off for Georgia …”

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

Manuscripts, engravings and maps from the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, as well as specimens from the Georgia Museum of Natural History are among the items available for examination in an exhibit now open at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. The exhibit is a companion to ...

Stephen Elliot Draper Center and Archives for the Waters of Georgia in History, Law and Policy exhibit

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

This annual exhibit contains materials from the Stephen Elliot Draper Collection of British & American Waterways in History and Law — rare books, treatises, manuscripts, maps, correspondence, laws, reports, drawings and ephemera that chronicle the early history of water use and development in Europe and the Americas. Featured as well are ...

William Bartram and Art

Thursday, August 6th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

The third event in a series  marking the 250th anniversary of John and William Bartram’s natural history expedition will be held Sept. 17 at 5:30 p.m. in the Russell Special Collections Libraries Building, focusing on art. Artist Philip Juras will speak on "Rediscovering the Southern Landscape of the Late 18th Century," and ...

“An Itinerary of Discovery – Tracing the Bartrams Across the South”

Monday, August 3rd, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

The second in  a series of events marking the 250th anniversary of John and William Bartram's natural history expedition will be held Sept. 3 in the Russell Special Collections Libraries Building. Retracing the route of the Bartrams through the Southeast is as challenging as it is rewarding. An academic challenge is that ...

“Undisputed” : New exhibit at Special Collections Libraries

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

A new single, “Bulldog Bite,” was playing on everyone’s radio. Buck Belue headed up UGA’s potent offense, along with the season’s breakout star, future Heisman winner Herschel Walker.  The “Track People” were cheering for the “Silver Britches” in a final, boisterous hurrah. It was 1980 and the University of Georgia Bulldogs ...

Opening event for “Set Off for Georgia…”

Monday, July 27th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

A series of presentations at the University of Georgia will mark the 250th anniversary of the natural history expedition of John and William Bartram in Colonial Georgia. Based on John Bartram's journal account of their travels, this celebration marks their sojourn in Georgia between Sept. 3 and Oct. 8, 1765. “John Bartram's ...

Bartram conference to reflect on 250th anniversary of expedition

Thursday, July 9th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

    In 1765, John Bartram was appointed the “Royal Botanist” by King George III and, with his son William, set out for South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida on a collecting trip that would last two years. Based on John Bartram's journal account of their travels, this celebration, which begins Aug. 22,  marks ...

Exhibit: “Both Sides: Destruction and Pain in the Civil War”

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

This exhibit features newly acquired letters of a Union soldier involved in the bombardment of Fort Pulaski as well as a very rare letter by the Confederate Commanding Officer at Fort Pulaski reporting his thoughts and actions during the siege. Additional items on display are medical books published specifically for ...

Confederate Constitution to be displayed April 24

Friday, April 17th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

The only surviving  signed manuscript of the permanent Constitution of the Confederate States of America will be displayed April 24 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Richard B. Russell Jr. Building Special Collections Libraries. Displayed only one day each year due to its fragility, the Constitution and an accompanying ...

House framing to commemorate opening of Habitat for Humanity papers at Special Collections Libraries

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

This April Fools' Day will be one to remember at the UGA Libs  Habitat for Humanity International will frame a house, to be used as affordable housing in Athens, on the lawn of the University of Georgia Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries April 1.  The symbolic house framing will be the ...