Archive for the ‘Special Collections’ Category

Atlanta theater documented in new collections

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

-- Python costume sketch for Ananse, the African Spiderman, Alliance Theatre, 1999 The Hargrett Library is pleased to announce two newly opened collections documenting theater in Atlanta from the 1960s until 2001: Ted Maloof photographs of Academy Theater productions, ms 3806 The Academy Theatre, one of the oldest professional theaters in Georgia, and ...

Special Collections Libraries open for visitors July 5

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The Russell Special Collections Libraries will be closed for research July 5. The building will be open during its regular Saturday hours, 1-5 p.m. and visitors are welcome to spend time in the three galleries on the second floor: The Walter J. Brown and Media Archives, currently featuring an exhibit ...

Hull Street closed due to construction

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

Visitors to the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries should be aware that travel on Hull Street is restricted due to construction. The portion of Hull Street immediately adjacent to the Correll Hall construction site (corner of Hull and Baxter) will be closed through Aug. 8. Vehicle and pedestrian access ...

Toby Graham named University Librarian

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

Toby Graham, Deputy University Librarian and Director, Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library, has been appointed University Librarian, Provost Pamela Whitten announced today. His appointment is effective September 1. “Toby Graham is an outstanding choice to lead the University Libraries,” said UGA President Jere W. Morehead. “He has the background, personality, ...

H. Randolph Holder Family Papers and the Longest Letter Ever Written

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The Hargrett Library is pleased to announce that the H. Randolph Holder family papers, ms 3821, are open for research. Howard Randolph Holder (1916-2002) was born in Moline, Illinois to James William and Charlotte Brega Holder. He served in World War II in Co. E, 1st Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division. ...

Historic Savannah Newspapers now online

Thursday, June 5th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive provides online access to three newspaper titles published in Savannah from 1809 to 1880. Consisting of over 83,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date. The website includes the following Savannah newspaper titles: Savannah ...

Annual Woodruff exhibit on the natural history of Georgia on display

Thursday, June 5th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The 9th annual exhibit of the James W. Woodruff Sr. Center for the Natural History of Georgia and the Chattahoochee River Valley is on display through June at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The James Waldo Woodruff St. Center for the Natural History of Georgia is based at the ...

UGA Extension, Digital Library of Georgia release first series of historic farm photos

Monday, June 2nd, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

For as long as there have been portable cameras, University of Georgia Extension agents and Extension photographers have used them to help identify crop diseases, demonstrate best farming practices and document community events. With at least one agent in most of Georgia’s counties, UGA Extension agents and their photographers have ...

Several Civil War collections open for research

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

William H. Mickle correspondence, ms 3827 William H. Mickle (1839-1922) was from Marianville, Schenectady County, N.Y., and was commissioned as an infantry officer in the 134th New York, serving in Virginia. He was promoted to Assistant Adjutant General on the staff of the Chief of Artillery for XX Corps, commanded by ...

Vienna Progress added to the South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive:

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive now provides access to seventeen newspaper titles published in ten south Georgia cities (Albany, Americus, Bainbridge, Brunswick, Cuthbert, Thomasville, Tifton, Valdosta, Vienna, and Waycross) from 1845 to 1922. Consisting of over 152,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date.  The archive includes the Vienna Progress (1893-1904), in addition to ...