Archive for the ‘Special Collections’ Category

UGA Charter to be displayed

Friday, January 10th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The original document chartering the first state university system is displayed annually on Founders Day at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. This year the manuscript and an accompanying exhibit will be on view Jan. 27 and 28 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the second floor ...

Books in Action

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

English department doctoral students have curated the current exhibit, Books in Action,  in the Rotunda of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. The exhibit addresses the increased accessibility and affordability of books during the English Renaissance and the ways in which those books allowed readers to search for ...

Special Collections Tuesday Tours

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

Dear fans of the UGA Special Collections Libraries. We will not be offering our regular Tuesday tours next week. Please plan to join us in January! And thanks for your support.

New members of Georgia Writers Hall of Fame selected

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

Olive Ann Burns, Mary Hood and Alfred Uhry are the newest members of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, to be inducted in Fall 2014. The UGA Libraries are especially proud that Mary Hood's collections have been published by the UGA Press and the Georgia Review! The three were elected to the ...

Last chance for Archival Football Memorabilia exhibit!

Thursday, December 12th, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

Next week will conclude an exhibit of historical football memorabilia from the UGA Athletic Association Archives, displayed this fall at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. “Leather Helmets and Silver Britches: Georgia’s Football Heritage”  features photos, scrapbooks, and bowl game souvenirs, including rings, watches and pendants.  Helmets and jerseys ...

Peabody Decades Screening: Gideon’s Trumpet

Monday, November 18th, 2013 - Samantha Paul

1960s Feature: Gideon’s Trumpet November 19, 2013 7:00pm Russell Special Collections Library Auditorium (300 S. Hull Street). Our 1960s feature is "Gideon's Trumpet". Henry Fonda stars as Clarence Gideon, a Florida convict whose letter-writing campaign led to the landmark 1963 Supreme Court ruling guaranteeing the right of legal counsel to anyone accused of a ...

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 ...

Peabody Decades Screening: “Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing”

Monday, November 11th, 2013 - Samantha Paul

1960s Matinee: "Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing" November 12, 2013 3:00pm Russell Special Collections Library Auditorium (300 S. Hull Street). In " Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing", Frank Sinatra and guests Diahann Carroll and The 5th Dimension perform classics including “Hello, Young Lovers” and chart-toppers like “Stone Soul Picnic.” Beautifully planned and impeccably ...

Visit the Vault!

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

As part of the Spotlight on the Arts at UGA, the Special Collections Libraries are holding special tours of the three-story subterranean vault that holds our unique, rare, priceless artifacts! Join us at 2 p.m. for a guided tour of the three museum galleries of the Special Collections Libraries, a ...

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 ...