Archive for the ‘Collections’ Category

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 ...

Football exhibit featured in today’s R&B

Friday, September 20th, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

Lauren McDonald | Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2013 5:00 pm Herschel Walker’s jersey, a football signed by the 1980 championship team and tickets to a 1929 football game are on display along with other pieces of University of Georgia football history at the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries. The ...

Opening of the Millard and Linda Fuller papers and Fuller Center for Housing records

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

The Hargrett Library is pleased to announce the opening of the Millard and Linda Fuller papers and the Fuller Center for Housing records. Millard and Linda Fuller together founded Habitat for Humanity International, a non-profit Christian housing ministry, in 1976. In 2005 they established the Fuller Center for Housing. These two ...

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 ...