The CML in 207 Aderhold is back in business. We have new carpeting, new lights, fresh paint and a completely new, and much better, arrangement. We still have public computers, study space, a copier/scanner & printer, professional research help and, of course, thousands of children’s & young adult books and assorted media. The CML is open to everyone Mon-Thur 8:00-8:00; Fridays 8:00-5:00 and Sundays 1:00-5:00. Come visit!
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 military surgeons who had limited battlefield medical experience. These books covered topics such as bandaging and amputations. The amputation kit belonging to Dr. William Preston Harden of Watkinsville, Georgia is also on display. Through August 14.
Additionally, Empty Sleeves: Amputation in the Civil War South, by Brian Craig Miller and published by the UGA Press, is the April selection for The Rest of the Story Book Club at the Special Collections Libraries. In this highly original and deeply researched work, Miller explores the ramifications of amputation on the Confederacy both during and after the Civil War and sheds light on how dependency and disability reshaped southern society. The group will meet April 28.
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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 exhibit of related Civil War materials, including illustrations from Harper’s of President Lincoln’s funeral and information on battlefield medical practices, will be on display through summer. Items from a newly acquired collection providing a first-hand account of the Union bombardment of Fort Pulaski, will also be featured.
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 highlight of a program to announce the opening of the Habitat for Humanity International records at UGA’s Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Habitat’s materials are the latest and largest addition to a growing body of related collections at Hargrett that revolve around the topics of housing, philanthropy, and social change. These materials document the formation, growth, and operation of one of the most recognized non-profit organizations as they have worked toward the mission of ending substandard housing around the globe.
The day’s activities include the ceremonial raising of an exterior wall of the house during a program beginning at 11:30 a.m. The theme for the day is “Preserving our Past, Building our Future.”
An exhibition of highlights from the collection that call attention to the history and international significance of Habitat for Humanity, including the philosophy of partnership housing; newsletters from Koinonia Farm, a Christian intentional farming community that would become the catalyst for Habitat’s establishment; photographs and memorabilia from significant projects, such as the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, Women Build, and the Global Village Program; and gifts of gratitude received by homeowner partners, including sculptures, paintings, and textiles will be on display in the Rotunda.
After the event, which will involve UGA students and the Athens Habitat chapter, the structure will be moved by Athens Habitat for Humanity to the Carpenter’s Circle neighborhood, where it will be completed by local volunteers and become home to Kim Arnold and her daughter Molly.
“Habitat for Humanity International’s decision to place its materials with us establishes the UGA Special Collections Libraries as a resource on the grassroots movement to address affordable housing,” said P. Toby Graham, university librarian and associate provost. “They join a growing body of related collections in the Hargrett Library that revolve around the topics of housing, philanthropy and social change. Others include the Millard and Linda Fuller papers, the Fuller Center for Housing records, and the Clarence L. Jordan papers.”
The Curriculum Materials Library will be closing for renovations. The week of April 13th, we’ll be partially closed. We will have some access but will begin packing our collection. Beginning April 20th we will be completely closed. The CML should reopen in early June. For more information, please visit our LibGuide.
Today is World Radio Day.
How are you celebrating?
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives holds over 20,000 radio programs dating from 1940 to the present. Many of these are in the Peabody Awards Collection, and over 300 are available for online listening.
Our Claude Pennington Radio Collection contains a selection of tube radios, external speakers and other artifacts dating from 1913 to 1933, restored to working order by the late Claude L. Pennington Jr. of Macon. The opening reception for this exhibit will be next Friday, February 20th at 3:30 p.m in the Special Collections Libraries Auditorium. Grady Professor Jay Hamilton will talk about radio’s role as the first disruptive technology of the 20th century, we’ll have refreshments, and one of the radios will be broadcasting period music.
Learn more about UNESCO’s World Radio Day: http://www.diamundialradio.org/?q=en
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 public.
The symposium continues Friday at 9:30 a.m. with a faculty panel discussion and, at 11:15, a workshop on “Shakespeare in the Classroom.”
An exhibit featuring private press books from the Hargrett Rare Book private press collection will be on display.
Sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, the UGA Libraries and the UGA English Department.
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 his “Annals of Athens.”
University Archivist Emeritus Steven Brown will discuss the contributions of the early Hulls.
A reception will follow.
The event is open free to the public Sunday, Jan. 18 at 3 p.m. in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.
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 delegates to the Constitutional Convention, two of whom never attended and two others of whom did not stay for the duration.
This exhibition features original manuscripts and correspondence written by Few and Baldwin. The Hargrett Library owns more than 250 letters of William Few and his wife, Catherine, and their daughter Frances. These letters reveal much about his activities in the state of Georgia until he moved permanently to New York about 1800. Baldwin, the first president of The University of Georgia, is mentioned frequently in Catherine Few’s letters. The exhibit will be on display through September.
As the first president of UGA, Baldwin’s papers are located in the University Archives within the Hargrett Library. After being elected to the Georgia state legislature, he developed a comprehensive educational plan that ultimately included land grants from the state to fund the establishment of the University of Georgia (at the time also known as Franklin College) in Athens. Through Baldwin’s efforts, the state approved a charter for the University of Georgia in 1785. Baldwin served as the first president of the institution during its initial planning phase, from 1786 to 1801 when it was opened to students.
The Hargrett Library is part of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries at 300 S. Hull St.
The AEON Request System at the Special Collections Libraries will be upgraded Tuesday, December 15th from 8-10am.
Researchers will not be able to request materials while the upgrade is ongoing.
Materials requested ahead of time will be available to researchers.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Aeon 3.8 Highlights
Improved User Management
Staff will be able to see the status of researchers more easily.
- Staff can mark researchers as “Away” for shorter breaks
- Users who are marked as Away can have a clock symbol on their picture
- The default user image will be used on the dashboard for Users with no image
- Signed-in Users will be grouped automatically on the default client layout
Web Page Changes
A number of changes were made to the default Aeon web pages. Some of these changes include:
- Active Activities can now be displayed on the main menu
- You can now click anywhere on a table row to open an Activity or Transaction
- Aeon now has the ability to enforce stricter password requirements for researchers
- Researchers can now download their request details as an Excel spreadsheet
*New feature that applies to us: We can now batch clone requests.
Here is the link for the official release notes for Aeon 3.8: https://prometheus.atlas-sys.com/display/aeon/Aeon+3.8+Release+Notes