Archive for the ‘Collections’ Category

Vienna Progress added to the South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive:

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive now provides access to seventeen newspaper titles published in ten south Georgia cities (Albany, Americus, Bainbridge, Brunswick, Cuthbert, Thomasville, Tifton, Valdosta, Vienna, and Waycross) from 1845 to 1922. Consisting of over 152,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date.  The archive includes the Vienna Progress (1893-1904), in addition to ...

Georgia Music Hall of Fame collection: administrative files available for research

Monday, April 21st, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library is pleased to announce the Georgia Music Hall of Fame collection, Series 1: Administrative Files is now open for research. These files encompass the work of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in terms of how it was managed and operated. Included are ...

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 ...

Two new collections featuring the papers of the Alexander H. Stephens family

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The Hargrett Library is pleased to announce the opening of two new collections of Alexander H. Stephens family material, ms3823 and ms3828: The collections consist of correspondence, writings, printed material, financial papers, photographs, artifacts, and scrapbooks. The correspondence is largely family letters between Alexander H. Stephens, his father Andrew Baskins Stephens, ...

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. ...

Lillian Smith papers now open for research

Thursday, November 14th, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

The papers of anti-segregationist Lillian E. Smith are now open for research at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The papers have been closed to researchers without prior approval from the representatives of Smith’s estate. The collection was given to the UGA Libraries in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Earlier ...

Greene architectural records are available for research

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library is pleased to announce the opening of the Lane Greene architectural records. W. Lane Greene (1935-2009) was a preservation architect based in Atlanta, Georgia. He was born in Jones County, Georgia to Jerrold and Floreen Jones Green. After high school he joined the Marine ...