Archive for the ‘Special Collections’ Category

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. ...

Libraries open at 11:00a.m., Thursday 30th

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

The UGA Libraries will open at 11:00a.m. on Thursday, 30th January. The University of Georgia's Athens campus as a whole will also open at 11:00a.m.

Nuclear Anxiety and Civil Defense in Popular Culture event rescheduled

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

Due to the inclement weather, the University of Georgia is closed Wednesday, January 29th, and the Russell Library event, 'Nuclear Anxiety and Civil Defense in Popular Culture', has been rescheduled. It will now take place on Thursday, February 13th, 2014; 5:30-7:00PM (Doors open at 5:00). More information.

UGA Libraries Closing Early Today, 1/28

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 - Amy Watts

Due to inclement weather, the Main and Science Libraries, as well as the Miller Learning Center and the Special Collections Libraries, will be closing today, January 28, at 3:30 p.m. A decision regarding Wednesday operations for the Athens campus will be announced by 6:30 a.m. Wednesday through an ArchNews e-mail, the ...

Enacting the Future book symposium

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

  On Saturday, February 1, the Special Collections Libraries at UGA will host a book symposium, Enacting the Future. The symposium is sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, the University of Georgia Libraries, the Department of English, the Department of Comparative Literature, the Grady College, and the Department ...

Undergraduate Research Awards offered by UGA Libraries

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

  The University of Georgia Libraries' Undergraduate Research Awards provide seven cash prizes totaling $2,000 to be awarded to students who demonstrate distinction in research and academic inquiry. The Undergraduate Research Awards program was established in support of the University of Georgia's instruction, research, and service missions in order to encourage scholarship ...

GeorgiaInfo, state’s online almanac, launches redesigned website

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

GeorgiaInfo, the state’s online almanac based at the University of Georgia, is launching a redesigned website Jan. 21. GeorgiaInfo is part of the Digital Library of Georgia, and is hosted by GALILEO and the University of Georgia Libraries. GeorgiaInfo was created in 1996 by the UGA Carl Vinson Institute of Government. ...

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.