Archive for the ‘Special Collections’ Category

Natural History Exhibit opens for “Set Off for Georgia …”

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

Manuscripts, engravings and maps from the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, as well as specimens from the Georgia Museum of Natural History are among the items available for examination in an exhibit now open at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. The exhibit is a companion to ...

Stephen Elliot Draper Center and Archives for the Waters of Georgia in History, Law and Policy exhibit

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

This annual exhibit contains materials from the Stephen Elliot Draper Collection of British & American Waterways in History and Law — rare books, treatises, manuscripts, maps, correspondence, laws, reports, drawings and ephemera that chronicle the early history of water use and development in Europe and the Americas. Featured as well are ...

William Bartram and Art

Thursday, August 6th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

The third event in a series  marking the 250th anniversary of John and William Bartram’s natural history expedition will be held Sept. 17 at 5:30 p.m. in the Russell Special Collections Libraries Building, focusing on art. Artist Philip Juras will speak on "Rediscovering the Southern Landscape of the Late 18th Century," and ...

Lillian Smith Book Award winners to be honored Sept. 6

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

Winners of the 2015 Lillian Smith Book Awards will be honored Sept. 6 at the Decatur Book Festival. The University of Georgia Libraries sponsors the awards, in partnership with the Southern Regional Council, the Georgia Center for the Book and Piedmont College, to honor the social justice activist and highly-acclaimed author ...

“An Itinerary of Discovery – Tracing the Bartrams Across the South”

Monday, August 3rd, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

The second in  a series of events marking the 250th anniversary of John and William Bartram's natural history expedition will be held Sept. 3 in the Russell Special Collections Libraries Building. Retracing the route of the Bartrams through the Southeast is as challenging as it is rewarding. An academic challenge is that ...

“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 ...