Archive for the ‘Collections’ Category

It’s World Radio Day!

Friday, February 13th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

Today is World Radio Day. How are you celebrating? You can enjoy listening to UGA's own WUGA (91.7 and 97.9 FM) at http://www.wuga.org/index.phpor our student station, WUOG (90.5 FM) , athttp://wuog.org/ The Walter J. Brown Media Archives holds over 20,000 radio programs dating from 1940 to the present. Many of these are in ...

Folger Librarian to speak at Book Symposium

Thursday, January 8th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

Michael Witmore, director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, is the key speaker for "Libraries and Labyrinths: A Symposium," Jan. 15 at 5 p.m. in the Russell Special Collections Libraries auditorium. Whitmore will speak on "Reading Variety in Early Modern Print." A reception will follow. The event is open free to the ...

Augustus Longstreet Hull: Annalist of Athens

Thursday, January 8th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

The first Augustus Longstreet Hull Award in honor of significant contributions to the preservation on Athens history will be presented by the Athens Historical Society following a program on Hull, who recorded the early history of the university, in his “Historical Sketch of the University of Georgia,” and Athens, in ...

UGA observing Constitution Day

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

Personal letters of Abraham Baldwin and William Few, Georgia’s two signers of the U.S. Constitution, are on exhibit at the University of Georgia Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library in observance of Constitution Day, Sept. 17. Few and Abraham Baldwin, who were close friends, were appointed as two of six state ...

Powell A. Moore Papers Now Open at Russell Library

Thursday, August 7th, 2014 - Richard B. Russell Library

[caption id="attachment_8957" align="alignleft" width="300"] Powell Moore in his office during the Nixon administration, circa 1974[/caption]The Richard B. Russell Library is pleased to announce that the Powell A. Moore Papers are now open for research. The papers capture Moore's nearly five-decade career involved in legislative affairs, public policy and international relations ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...