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
Moore’s earliest government service was in the U.S. Army. Part of that time he was stationed in Germany, during the construction of the Berlin Wall, which he credits for his developing an affinity with the Republican Party. The opportunity that brought him to Washington, D.C., in 1966 was his work as press secretary for Senator Richard B. Russell. Moore’s papers go beyond documenting his working relationship with the Senator and also chronicle the period surrounding Senator Russell’s passing. Moore’s life-long interest in Senator Russell’s life and accomplishments is evidenced in the material from dedications and events that have helped keep Senator Russell’s legacy alive.
Moore went on to be part of four presidential administrations. During the Nixon administration he was Public Information Officer in the Office of Attorney General within the Department of Justice. Moore was part of the Committee to Reelect the President during the 1972 campaign and was later the Director of Press Relations for the Inaugural Committee.
During Nixon’s second term and into the early part of Ford’s term, Moore was Deputy Special Assistant to the President in the Congressional Relations Office. Moore did not remain a “Nixon leftover” for long as he left the federal government to start his own consulting firm, Powell Moore & Company, to advise and represent a variety of clients. After six years, he re-entered government service under the Reagan administration. First he was appointed Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs in 1981. Moore oversaw the Senate confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor while holding this position. He later was appointed Assistant Secretary of State for Intergovernmental and Legislative Affairs.
Towards the end of 1983, Moore left the Reagan administration to become Vice President for Legislative Affairs for the Lockheed Corporation. He went back to consulting from 1985 to 1998, working for Ginn, Edington, Moore, and Wade; Capitoline International Group; and Global USA. In 1998 he returned to federal government service once again to become Chief of Staff for Senator Fred Thompson.Moore became part of a fourth presidential administration when he was appointed Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs during George W. Bush’s first term. During this period, he received the Defense Department’s Medal for Distinguished Public Service. He went on to become the Managing Director for Federal Government Relations for McKenna, Long & Aldridge. In 2006, Moore became the Representative of the U.S. Secretary of Defense to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Vienna, Austria. In 2010, he joined Venable LLP.
Moore was born on January 5, 1938, in Milledgeville, Georgia. He is a graduate of Georgia Military College and was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia. Moore remained an active alumnus of both institutions and received a number of honors from them throughout his career. He was editor of the Milledgeville newspaper, The Union-Recorder, and worked for Southern Natural Gas before working for Senator Russell. Throughout his life he has been involved in a number of civic activities. He currently works as a consultant and lives with his wife, Pamla, in Washington, D.C. Together they have two sons and two daughters.
Moore was interviewed for the Reflections on Georgia Politics oral history series in December 2009. You can view the ROGP interview below through the Russell Library’s YouTube channel. To read the interview transcript, visit: http://podcaster.gcsu.edu/podcastdata/UGA/Channel_14896/podcast_2433199/2433199.pdf
The Richard B. Russell Library is open for research from 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday (with the exception of University of Georgia holidays). For more information on this and other collections call (706) 542-5788, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.libs.uga.edu/russell.
Post by Mark Walters, Political Papers Processing Intern, Russell Library
The current exhibition at the Savannah College of Art & Design, “Jack Leigh: Full Circle, Low Country Photographs, 1972-2004,” features photographs and other materials on loan from his collection at UGA’s Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
The exhibition is the first museum survey of work by the acclaimed Savannah-based photographer since his death 10 years ago. In addition to exploring Leigh’s documentation of low-country terrain and traditions, the exhibition traces threads of influence in his career.
Leigh is perhaps best known for his photograph “Midnight,” which depicts the “Bird Girl” stature in Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery. The image was commissioned by Random House for the cover of John Berendt’s novel, “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.” Leigh’s cover photograph became inextricably tied to the success of the novel, bringing Leigh international acclaim. Included in the loan from Hargrett is Leigh’s “test print” of the photo which illustrates how he created the famous image.
Leigh began his photography career in 1972 following studies at UGA. He was the author of six highly acclaimed books of photography. Leigh died in 2004.
The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library is pleased to announce the opening of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Collection, Series 2: Posters. The series consists of several hundred wall posters, flyers, album flats, and promotional displays for a wide range of artists with connections to Georgia. The majority of posters feature individual artists and groups, promoting their albums and tours. Notable items include an original 1965 Otis Redding promo poster for his single, “Respect,” a 1969 Atlanta International Pop Festival poster, and posters of Athens luminaries like R.E.M. and the B-52s. The posters are just one of several series that comprise the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Collection, which will gradually become available to the public as the processing of materials continues.
On July 20, 1864, Gen. William T. Sherman’s Union soldiers won a hard-fought battle at Peachtree Creek, taking control of present-day Buckhead and continuing their determined march toward Atlanta. Rebel Gen. John Bell Hood’s forces proved formidable in subsequent engagements, including the Battle of Atlanta on July 22 (the battle depicted at the Atlanta Cyclorama at Grant Park). Sherman decided to cut the rail lines into Atlanta, cutting off supplies and forcing the Confederates to abandon the city. At the end of the month Hood continued to hold the Union forces at bay, but the Confederacy had suffered heavy losses.
Before the war, Sherman’s mapmaker, George N. Barnard, developed an interest in the new medium of photography and was hired to document the war. In Atlanta, Barnard photographed Confederate forts, rail yards and street views. In this photo, Barnard captured one of Hood’s ordnance trains being destroyed. His prints “illustrate a landscape of trees shorn by gunfire and cities of empty streets and ruined buildings, an eerie and mute testament to the brutal power of war,” according to the New Georgia Encyclopedia. (www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/)
The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript currently has a number of Barnard’s prints on display as part of its annual exhibit on the Civil War. The Hargrett has more than 500 collections documenting the Civil War experience in Georgia and available for research at the UGA Special Collections Libraries.