Archive for the ‘Collections’ Category

Two new collections featuring the papers of the Alexander H. Stephens family

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The Hargrett Library is pleased to announce the opening of two new collections of Alexander H. Stephens family material, ms3823 and ms3828: The collections consist of correspondence, writings, printed material, financial papers, photographs, artifacts, and scrapbooks. The correspondence is largely family letters between Alexander H. Stephens, his father Andrew Baskins Stephens, ...

Humanities Council president says play ‘lifts a new curtain’ on Lillian Smith

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

Jamil Zainaldin, president of the Georgia Humanities Council, writes about author and activist Lillian Smith, an inaugural member of the Georgia Writer's Hall of Fame, based at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Smith is the subject of a one-woman play, written and performed by Atlanta actress Brenda Bynum. ...

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 ...