Did you know the Curriculum Materials Library, 207 Aderhold Hall, has nearly 200 titles to help you celebrate Halloween with your children, students or just for yourself? One of our student workers, Senior Student, Stephanie Duque, a senior Geography major, has created book displays and a bulletin board to get everyone ready to trick or treat. Drop by to see what we have to offer. With the new delivery request option in GIL-Find you can request materials from the CML to be delivered to the Main or Science Libraries. But, then you’ll miss seeing our cool things, like the fake food & human torso, and the thousands of other children’s books & classroom materials. You just need your UGA ID or Outside Borrower’s card to check out items from us. Happy Halloween!
The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the availability of a new online resource: The West Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive.
The West Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive provides online access to six newspaper titles published in five west Georgia cities (Butler, Carrollton, Dallas, Douglasville, LaGrange) from 1843 to 1942. Consisting of over 37,000 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 includes the following west Georgia newspaper titles: Butler Herald (1876-1942), Carroll Free Press (Carrollton) (1883-1922), Douglas County Sentinel (Douglasville) (1917-1922), LaGrange Herald (1843-1844), LaGrange Reporter (1857-1914), Paulding/Dallas New Era (1883-1908). The Digital Library of Georgia will add additional titles from the region over time.
The West Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia, as part of the Georgia HomePLACE initiative. The Digital Library of Georgia is a project of Georgia’s Virtual Library GALILEO and is based at the University of Georgia. Georgia HomePLACE is supported with federal LSTA funds administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Georgia Public Library Service, a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System 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 South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1845-1922), 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
Latin Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation by Ray Suarez is the featured book in November for The Rest of the Story bookclub. The discussion will begin at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries and will be led by Latin American specialist Laura D. Shedenhelm, bibliographer for Latin America, Spain & Portugal, University of Georgia Libraries.
This program is part of a series of events funded by a grant to the UGA Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute (LACSI) and the University Libraries for programming about “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History.” The grant is from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA).
As one of 203 grant recipients selected from across the country, the University of Georgia (UGA) will receive a cash grant of $10,000 to hold public programming — such as public film screenings, discussion groups, oral history initiatives, local history exhibitions, multi-media projects or performances — about Latino history and culture.
Programs will continue through Spring 2016
During World War II, the U.S. Government Printing Office faced and met unprecedented demands for its services, as printing was vital to the war effort. Many of the items GPO printed in wartime were distributed to Federal Depository Libraries. After the war, surplus and captured maps were distributed to academic institutions throughout the country, including the University of Georgia.Seventy years after the end of World War II, these maps and documents remain the core of the UGA Map and Government Information Library’s collections.
Visit the Map and Government Information Library (MAGIL) for an exhibit and discussion of these fascinating materials to learn about the role maps and government documents played in this extraordinary time Oct. 7 from 5-8 p.m.
MAGIL is located in the subbasement of the Main Library.
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 a series of events commemorating the 250th anniversary of the natural history expedition of John and William Bartram.
Original landscapes by Athens artist Philip Juras are focal points of the exhibit. Juras depicts the southern wilderness as William Bartram described it. His award-winning book, The Southern Frontier: Landscapes Inspired by Bartram’s Travels” is available from the University of Georgia Press.
Diary excerpts, illustrations and rare natural history books from the Hargrett collections are enhanced with specimens loaned from the GMNH, including flora and fauna, indigo, silk worm cocoons and remnants of the giant oyster shells once found on Georgia’s coast.
The exhibit will be on display until Dec. 24.
More information and a schedule are here: (http://www.libs.uga.edu/hargrett/digital/bartram/)
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 materials from the Archives for the Waters of Georgia in History, Law and Policy.
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 art professor Janice Simon will talk about “The Art of William Bartram.”
Much of the pre-settlement wilderness John and William Bartram encountered in Georgia and the South is now lost to memory; only a few remnants can still be found today. Inspired by William Bartram’s Travels, artist Philip Juras combines direct observation with the study of natural science and history to create scenes that offer a glimpse of the 18th century South. He will present his own vision of what the Bartrams saw, highlighting the path of discovery that led him to create the paintings on display in the library gallery.
An exhibit features original manuscripts, engravings, and maps from the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library as well as specimens from the Georgia Natural History Museum.
Two of Juras’ paintings are in the exhibit: Anthony Shoals (pictured), Broad River, Georgia, on loan from the Telfair Museum of Art (gift of Danyse and Julius Edel), and Jones Narrows, Isle of Hope (Wormsloe), Georgia, loaned from the collection of Craig and Diana Barrow.
Philip Juras is a landscape painter living in Athens, Georgia. In 2011 a major exhibition of his work portraying the southern wilderness as William Bartram described it in the 1770s opened at the Telfair Museums in Savannah and the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia. Philip’s award-winning book The Southern Frontier: Landscapes Inspired by Bartram’s Travels, published in conjunction with the Telfair exhibition, is now available in paperback from the University of Georgia Press. More information on Juras: http://philipjuras.com
Janice C. Simon is Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor of Art History in the Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia. A specialist in American art with a focus on nineteenth-century landscape painting and American art periodicals, she is the author of Images of Contentment: John Frederick Kensett and the Connecticut Shore and “Impressed in Memory: John Frederick Kensett’s Italian Scene” in Classic Ground: Mid-Nineteenth Century American Painters and the Italian Encounter.
The lecture will be followed by a reception, book-signing, and a gallery tour led by Philip Juras and Janice Simon.
Winners of the 2015 Lillian Smith Book Awards will be honored Sept. 6 at the Decatur Book Festival.
The University of Georgia Libraries sponsors the awards, in partnership with the Southern Regional Council, the Georgia Center for the Book and Piedmont College, to honor the social justice activist and highly-acclaimed author of Strange Fruit and Killers of the Dream.
Looking Back, Moving Forward: The Southwest Georgia Freedom Struggle 1814-2014 by Lee Formwalt, and Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South by Andrew Maraniss were chosen from 42 books submitted for consideration.
The awards will be made at 2:30 p.m. at the Decatur Library.
Founder and editor of The Journal of Southwest Georgia History, Lee Formwalt has written numerous scholarly articles and essays, and Looking Back, Moving Forward on southwest Georgia history, focusing largely on the African American experience. From 1999 to 2009, he was executive director of the Organization of American Historians, the world’s largest professional association and learned society devoted to the study of United States history. In 2009, he returned to Albany, GA, to become executive director of the Albany Civil Rights Institute. In his two years there, he created a monthly lecture series, more than doubled institute admissions, and more than tripled the number of institute members. He retired in 2011 and lives in Bloomington, Indiana, where he is currently working on a memoir. He earned bachelor and doctoral degrees in history at The Catholic University of America and his master’s degree in history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He was professor of history at Albany (GA) State University for 22 years and served his last two years there as dean of the Graduate School. The book was published by the Albany Civil Rights Institute.
Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South by Maraniss is a New York Times bestseller in both the sports and civil rights categories. A partner at McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations in Nashville, Maraniss studied history at Vanderbilt University as a recipient of the Fred Russell – Grantland Rice sportswriting scholarship, earning the school’s Alexander Award for excellence in journalism. He then worked for five years in Vanderbilt’s athletic department as the associate director of media relations. In 1998, he served as the media relations manager for the Tampa Bay (Devil) Rays during the team’s inaugural season, and then returned to Nashville to join MP&F. Maraniss is past president of the Nashville chapter of Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) and is an advisory board member of the Albert Pujols Family Foundation. He first wrote about Perry Wallace for a Black History course at Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt University Press published the book.
UGA’s Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library holds Smith’s personal papers, letters and manuscripts. She was an inaugural member of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, based at the Hargrett Library. Piedmont College is home to the Lillian E. Smith Center, which serves as an educational center and an artist retreat. The center is located on the property where Smith lived and worked in Clayton, Georgia. The Southern Regional Council was founded in 1919 to combat racial injustice in the South. SRC initiated the Lillian Smith Book Awards shortly after Smith’s death in 1966 to recognize authors whose writing extends the legacy of the outspoken writer, educator and social critic who challenged her fellow Southerners and all Americans on issues of social and racial justice. The Georgia Center for the Book’s mission is the support of libraries, literary programs and literature, particularly Georgia’s rich literary heritage.
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 were on their way to being “Unbeaten, Untied, Unbelievable“ and capturing a national championship. Those glory days are being revisited this fall at the Russell Special Collections Libraries with an exhibit of materials from the UGA Athletic Association archives.
Guided tours of the exhibit, “Undisputed,” will be offered Fridays at 3:30 p.m. before each home football fame, beginning Sept. 4.
Numerous photographs, many rarely, if ever, seen; the gleaming Silver Britches worn by the heroes of the day – Lindsay Scott, Rex Robinson, Carnie Norris, Scott Woerner; a piece of the railroad tracks made famous by its rowdy fans are among the artifacts visitors will see. In addition to an homage to the Track People, who lost their free seats when the east end of the stadium was enclosed after the 1980 season, tribute is also paid to the late Erk Russell, Georgia’s beloved defensive coordinator who coined the term “Junkyard Dogs,” leading the Redcoat Band to break into Jim Croce’s “Bad, bad Leroy Brown” after big plays.
The Russell Special Collections Libraries, at 300 S. Hull St., are open free to the public Monday through Friday and Saturdays 1-5 p.m., except on home football game days. In addition to the football exhibit, on display through November in the rotunda, there are three museum galleries with items from each library – the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Russell Library for Political Research and Studies and the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection.
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 journal of his time in Georgia reveals a man interested in far more than botany,” said Dorinda Dallmeyer, who is leading the UGA observance. “His descriptions run the gamut from weather and mosquitoes to life in the backwoods and in Savannah. Fossils and millstones are as noteworthy as the settlers’ struggle to cultivate silk and herd their free-range cattle.”
John Bartram was a third-generation Pennsylvania Quaker with a curiosity and reverence for nature as well as a passion for scientific inquiry. In 1765, 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.
A companion exhibit at the UGA Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries features original manuscripts, engravings, and maps from the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library as well as specimens from the Georgia Natural History Museum. The exhibit will be on display through Dec. 23.
All events are free and open to the public. A complete schedule can be found at: http://www.libs.uga.edu/hargrett/digital/bartram/index.html. Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at the special collections building, which is open free to the public Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays.
Opening the observance August 22 at 7 p.m. will be actor and playwright J.D. Sutton who brings William Bartram to life, sharing tales of his adventures and his awe-struck wonder of the mountains, cascading streams and remarkable beauty of the southern states.
“Traveling from the wilderness of Florida to the mountains of North Carolina and the banks of the Mississippi, Bartram took extensive notes of what he saw and the people he encountered, leaving us a remarkable time-capsule of our country’s early frontier,” Sutton said.
The audience will have an opportunity to ask “Mr. Bartram” questions as part of the performance, which begins at 7 p.m. at the Russell Special Collections Building. A reception and gallery tour will follow.
This theatrical performance illuminates Bartram’s encounters with Indians, his vivid descriptions of plants and animals, and the wonders of nature he experienced.
The presentation will be followed by a reception and gallery tour led by Mary Ellen Brooks, curator emerita of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.