Archive for the ‘Collections’ Category

Exhibit honors centennial of birth of Eugene Odum

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

  An archival selection of materials celebrating the centennial of the birth of Eugene Odum, the father of modern ecology, will be on view at the UGA Special Collections Libraries through December. A UGA Professor of biology from 1940 until 2002, there are many monuments around the state to Odum, including the ...

Special Collections Libraries Welcome Dog Fans for Football Friday Tours

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

Update: We have learned that ESPN will be at the Special Collections Libraries today to film our football exhibit to show during Saturday's game! Go Dogs!   An exhibit of historical football memorabilia from the UGA Athletic Association Archives will be displayed through fall and guided tours of the three Special Collections ...

Hodgson and Conway family papers now open in Hargrett Library

Monday, June 17th, 2013 - Renna Tuten

The Hargrett Library is pleased to announce the opening of the Marguerite Hodgson family papers and William B. Conway family papers. Marguerite Thomas Hodgson, the daughter of Ralph Reginald Hodgson and Isabella Thomas, graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English, was a member of Chi Omega sorority, ...

Hargrett Library Opens New Civil War Collections

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 - Renna Tuten

The Hargrett Library is pleased to announce several newly accessioned collections that document the Civil War: Charles B. La Hatt family papers, ms 3778 Charles Burdge La Hatt (1839-1908) was born in Muscogee County, Georgia, son of Charles Henry La Hatt (1796-1872) and Elizabeth Windham (1824-1906). He was a teacher and Methodist ...

Hargrett Library Opens Four Broadcasting and Journalism Collections

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 - Renna Tuten

The Hargrett Library is pleased to announce four new broadcasting and journalism collections: Sidney Pike papers Sidney Pike's (b. 1927) career in television began with producing and directing baseball programming for Boston's WBZ-TV and WHDH-TV for 17 years. During his tenure at WHDH, Pike also produced a documentary, "American Way of Life," ...

Georgia well-represented as National Digital Public Library launches

Friday, April 19th, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

  An exciting new initiative began today when the Digital Public Library of America launched its first six service and content hubs. The hubs promise to unleash millions of historical, scientific and cultural documents from many of America’s national and state institutions, making them easily searchable as digital records to anyone with an Internet ...

Hargrett Library Opens Four New Collections

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 - Renna Tuten

The Hargrett Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of four new collections. Arthur W. McDonald collection of theatre engravings and playbills Arthur W. McDonald, former chair of the Department of Fine Arts at the College of Charleston, is the author of several works about the Yorkshire theatre including The Yorkshire Stage, ...

First Peabody Winners Festival set for March 27

Thursday, March 14th, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

Thirty-plus recipients of the University of Georgia’s prestigious Peabody Awards will be announced via webcast at 10 a.m. March 27, and later that day, at 7 p.m., a sampling of the latest winners will be screened in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries, 300 Hull St., ...

Hargrett Historical Maps and Broadsides Databases Open

Monday, February 18th, 2013 - Renna Tuten

The Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Georgia Libraries maintains a collection of more than 1,000 historic maps spanning nearly 500 years, from the sixteenth century through the early twentieth century. Although not limited to a single geographic subject, the collection heavily emphasizes Georgia as colony ...

African Studies Exhibit

Thursday, November 15th, 2012 - Jean Cleveland

An exhibit on view in the rotunda of the Special Collections Libraries Richard Russell Building showcases items from the African Studies Institute collection along with objects illustrating African culture from personal collections. In the exhibit, examples of handwoven baskets, beadwork containers and clothing crafted in various African countries can be found, ...