Archive for the ‘Special Collections’ Category

“Undisputed” : New exhibit at Special Collections Libraries

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

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 ...

Opening event for “Set Off for Georgia…”

Monday, July 27th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

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 ...

Bartram conference to reflect on 250th anniversary of expedition

Thursday, July 9th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

    In 1765, John 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. Based on John Bartram's journal account of their travels, this celebration, which begins Aug. 22,  marks ...

Digital Library of Georgia expands Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

The electronic archive of Savannah's historic newspapers has recently been expanded through the Digital Library of Georgia, based at the University of Georgia Libraries. The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive provides online access to 17 newspaper titles published in Savannah from 1809 to 1880. Consisting of more than 103,000 newspaper pages, the ...

Screening, Music Voyager in Athens!

Monday, June 15th, 2015 - Richard B. Russell Library

Music Voyager is a travel series that uses music as the key to unlock the arts, food, and music scenes of cities around the world. Last November, the Music Voyager team visited Georgia, filming in Macon, Athens, and Atlanta. This Friday, June 19th, Georgia Public Broadcasting will broadcast the Athens/Macon ...

First Person Project Day Scheduled for June 19th

Friday, June 5th, 2015 - Richard B. Russell Library

Join the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies for the First Person Project, an oral history series documenting the experiences of everyday Georgians, on Friday, June 19, 2015 in the Richard B. Russell Building for Special Collections Libraries. Six sets of partners will be accepted for this First ...

Construction advisory:  Baxter Street/Hull St. Deck entrance

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

This construction will affect traffic near the main entrance to the Hull St. Deck, located near  Baxter St. The Russell Special Collections Libraries are located on Hull Street: Portions of Baxter and Finley Streets will be closed to through traffic at times during the extension of chilled water lines from the ...

‘Love, Liberation and Escaping Slavery’

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

English professor Barbara McCaskill will speak on "The Rise and Fall of William and Ellen Craft, Fugitives from Slavery in Georgia," based on her recent book from UGA Press, "Love, Liberation, and Escaping Slavery William and Ellen Craft in Cultural Memory" May 18 at 3 p.m. in room 285 of ...

VE + 70: Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

The University of Georgia's three Special Collections Libraries are joining forces to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day and the conclusion of World War II in Europe, Thursday, May 7. The event, set for 3:30 p.m. at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, 300 S. Hull ...

Exhibit: “Both Sides: Destruction and Pain in the Civil War”

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

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 ...