On Thursday, May 21st, between 11:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m., access to and retrieval of materials in the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, and Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards collections will be unavailable while updates are made to the database server.
The purpose of #ITooAmUGA is to provide students the opportunity to have their stories heard and to advocate for campus diversity and inclusivity for all populations. Students and all participants in the campaign have had their personal stories recorded and archived by the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies.
The group will host a screening of this ongoing video project with light refreshments this Friday, March 20th at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium (room 271) of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. For more information visit the facebook event page or check out the article in this week’s Red and Black.
Have you ever visited an exhibit and felt you only heard the first part of a truly great story?
If you’re a visitor who wants to learn more about the exhibitions at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, then join us for our new monthly book club with light refreshments and discussion on works connected to upcoming/ongoing exhibitions. The monthly titles are selected (and discussions led) by Special Collections staff who help to create these displays, and the club invites readers to learn more about the topics explored, taking them into new, related areas of interest.
The February selection is The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement, by Taylor Branch in recognition of Black History Month and Branch’s selection as a 2015 inductee in the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, based at the UGA Libraries. The discussion will be Tuesday, February 24, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Monthly selections are available for purchase at Avid Bookshop (http://www.avidbookshop.com/), or for checkout at the UGA Libraries.
This program is free and open to the public, co-sponsored by the University of Georgia Libraries and The University of Georgia Press.
The selection for March, Women’s History Month, Revolutionizing Expectations: Women’s Organizations, Feminism, and American Politics, 1965-1980,
by Melissa Estes Blair, touches on women activists in the late 1960s – which also ties into the National School Lunch exhibit on display at the Russell Library for Political Research and Studies gallery. It is scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
For more information email email@example.com or call (706) 542-5788.
The University of Georgia’s Richard B. Russell Building for Special Collections Libraries is extending the application deadline for participation in its docent program to Friday, January 9, 2015.
The Docent Corps is a skilled group of volunteers who provide tours of the exhibit galleries to visitors, ranging from fifth graders to adults. Docents are trained to highlight permanent and rotating exhibitions and to help increase awareness of the many resources offered by the three special collections libraries: The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The Walter J. Brown Media Archive and Peabody Awards Collections, and The Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies.
A 10-week training program, hosted from Feb. 17 through Apr. 21, provides an opportunity for docents to meet curators, archivists, and other special collections staff, learn about the collections and techniques for leading tours, and become familiar with all parts of the Special Collections Libraries Building. Follow-up monthly meetings throughout the year provide opportunities to learn about new exhibits in the galleries and programs sponsored by the three special collections libraries.
The program seeks applicants who are enthusiastic, flexible, and open to working with visitors of all ages. No previous experience in the arts or humanities is required, but a love of history and experience with teaching or public speaking is desired.
For more information about the training schedule and expectations, please visit the FAQ’s page.
Interested individuals can apply online by visiting: http://www.libs.uga.edu/scl/contribute/docentapp.html
Applications must be submitted by Friday, January 9, 2015. Please direct any questions to Jan Hebbard at firstname.lastname@example.org or (706) 542-5788. Note: All candidates selected for admission to the docent program will be required to submit to a background investigation.
ATHENS, GA — The Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies will host a scholars and policymakers symposium to celebrate the Library’s 40th anniversary year on Oct. 27-28, 2014 in the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.
Richard Baker, US Senate Historian Emeritus, will kick off the symposium with a keynote address at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27. On Tuesday, Oct. 28 scholars from a number of institutions will participate in panel discussions, highlighting their use of Russell Library collections in recent publications. Presenting scholars will include Chris Manganiello, Jason Sokol, Gregory Mixon, Tammy Ingram, Monica Gisolfi, Michelle Brattain, Thomas Okie, and Ashton Ellett. Panels will be organized around the Russell Library’s six key collecting areas: Politics, Social Relations, Public Good, Environment, Economy, Peace and War.
Featured policymakers will include Chris Carr, Commissioner of Economic Development, Michael Thurmond, former Labor Commissioner and current Superintendent of the DeKalb County School System, Abit Massey of the Georgia Poultry Federation, congressional staffers and others who will join the discussions, building on the historical context of the themes presented and adding commentary on the creation of related public policy and its oversight in light of current events.
The Russell Library, a department within the University of Georgia Libraries, serves as a center for research and study of the modern American political system. Established in 1974 through the efforts of the Richard B. Russell Foundation, the Georgia General Assembly, and the University System of Georgia Board of Regents, the Library’s original mission was to collect and preserve materials that document the life and career of the late Richard B. Russell, United States Senator from Georgia from 1933 to 1971.
“Our holdings document public policy as the product of public interests and a function of the political process at all levels, and demonstrate the breadth, the diversity—truly, the full spectrum of Georgia’s political and civic life for over a century,” said Russell Library director Sheryl Vogt. “We plan to host a program that focuses on conversations about politics and policy over time.”
The keynote address and all panel sessions for the Scholars and Policymakers Symposium are free and open to the public and will be held in the auditorium on the second floor of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. For a full schedule of events and speakers, visit rbrl40.weebly.com or contact Jan Hebbard at (706) 542-5788 or email@example.com.
Overview of Events Open to the Public:
All events will be held in the auditorium (Room 271) of Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries
Monday, October 27
3:30-4:15 p.m. – Pre-symposium Forum: Genesis and Development of Russell Library
6:00-6:15 p.m. – Welcome and Opening Remarks
6:15-7:00 p.m. – Keynote Address “Who the Heck is Walter George?”
8:30-10:00 p.m. — Film screening and panel discussion, Dean Rusk: At the Heartbeat of History
Tuesday, October 28
8:30-9:00 a.m. – Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00-10:30 a.m. — Panel Session: Politics of Public Good
10:45-12:15 p.m. — Panel Session: Politics of Social Relations
1:45-3:15 p.m. — Panel Session: Politics of Economy
3:30-5:00 p.m. — Panel Session: Politics of Environment
ATHENS, GA – University of Georgia foods and nutrition professor Caree Cotwright will speak about nutrition and childhood obesity at the October meeting of the Athens Science Café on Oct. 22 at Chase Street Elementary School. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the event will start at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Science cafes are informal meetings commonly held in coffee shops, pubs or community centers where people have an opportunity to learn from and interact with a scientist. Unlike traditional lectures, science cafes involve more open discussion and debate among the audience.
For this event, organizers of the Athens Science Café decided to branch out from their traditional downtown venues. “While we typically hold our cafes at bars and coffeehouses, we welcome the occasional opportunity to develop community partnerships,” said ASC representative Stephanie Pearl. “ASC is excited about partnering with the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies and the Clarke County School District for this edition of the cafe.”
On Sep. 26 the Russell Library, a political archives at the University of Georgia, will open the new exhibition, “Food, Power, and Politics: The Story of School Lunch” examining the complicated history of the National School Lunch Program. “We approached the organizers of Athens Science Café about developing an event connected to the issues explored in this exhibit,” said lead curator Jan Levinson. “It seemed only fitting that a discussion about childhood nutrition should take place in one of our local schools.”
The event will take place in the cafeteria of Chase Street Elementary School. Cotwright will give a short introductory talk before leading an informal discussion among participants about nutrition and innovative interventions to combat the problem of childhood obesity. Healthy snacks will be generously provided by Heirloom Café and Fresh Market.
For more information about this event visit the Athens Science Café website at http://athenssciencecafe.wordpress.com or follow @AthScieCafe on Twitter. For more information about the new exhibit “Food, Power, and Politics: The Story of School Lunch” visit the Russell Library’s website at http://www.libs.uga.edu/russell or follow @RussellLibrary on Twitter.
The University of Georgia Libraries will host a special National History Day Round-up Event on Saturday, October 11th from 1-4 p.m. in the Russell Special Collections Building located at 300 South Hull St. in Athens, Georgia. The event is designed to give students as well as their mentors and teachers assistance with locating, and using amazing and credible primary sources to create wonderful and winning National History Day Projects.
The event will begin with a showcase of some of the amazing range of sources available that support the 2015 theme, “Leadership and Legacy.” Following this there will be a session designed to help students find great topics and develop them for the competition. To wrap up the day, students will have opportunities to meet with archivists and librarians one-on-one to get personal assistance with research on their projects.
1-1:45 p.m. Welcome and introduction to UGA special collections and research
1:45-2 p.m. Break
2-2:45 p.m. Wrangling a great topic
2:45-3 p.m. Break
3-3:45 p.m. One-on-one project assistance
3:45-4 p.m. Wrap-up and questions
The event is free, but space is limited. Please call 706-542-5766, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve space(s) at the event. For questions and more information, please contact Jill Severn at 706-542-5766 or email@example.com
Parking is free on UGA surface lots and parking decks on Saturdays. For more information about directions and parking please visit: http://www.libs.uga.edu/scl/visit/maps.html
The AEON Request System at the Special Collections Libraries will be upgraded Tuesday, December 15th from 8-10am.
Researchers will not be able to request materials while the upgrade is ongoing.
Materials requested ahead of time will be available to researchers.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Aeon 3.8 Highlights
Improved User Management
Staff will be able to see the status of researchers more easily.
- Staff can mark researchers as “Away” for shorter breaks
- Users who are marked as Away can have a clock symbol on their picture
- The default user image will be used on the dashboard for Users with no image
- Signed-in Users will be grouped automatically on the default client layout
Web Page Changes
A number of changes were made to the default Aeon web pages. Some of these changes include:
- Active Activities can now be displayed on the main menu
- You can now click anywhere on a table row to open an Activity or Transaction
- Aeon now has the ability to enforce stricter password requirements for researchers
- Researchers can now download their request details as an Excel spreadsheet
*New feature that applies to us: We can now batch clone requests.
Here is the link for the official release notes for Aeon 3.8: https://prometheus.atlas-sys.com/display/aeon/Aeon+3.8+Release+Notes
The History Lives Showcase Gallery occupies the central portion of the Russell Library’s exhibit space inside the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. The gallery features materials drawn from the Russell Library’s collections and highlights six key collecting areas: Politics, Social Relations, Public Good, Environment, Economy, Peace and War. The contents of these cases rotate every six to twelve months and offer visitors a sample of the kind of documents and objects found in the archival collections.
Beginning in August 2014 the cases will showcase a selection of editorial cartoons drawn from the Clifford H. (Baldy) Baldowski Editorial Cartoon Collection. The cartoons have been matched with the library’s six collecting areas to spotlight stories connected to each of the “politics” areas.
In addition to selecting which cartoons to display, student curator Kaylynn Washnock also sorted through hours of the Russell Library’s oral history recordings to find six audio clips that connect with the cartoons on display. The clips were selected from a variety of collections including the Reflections on Georgia Politics Series, The First Person Project, and The Georgia Environmental Oral History Project – all ongoing initiatives of the Russell Library’s Oral History and Media Unit. The clips have been compiled into a playlist on the Russell Library’s SoundCloud page.
Signage in the gallery space provides a QR code which, when scanned, will connect a visitor directly to the SoundCloud playlist of audio clips. You blog readers can play these clips directly from the embedded link below! We hope visitors will enjoy this playlist either while they tour the gallery space or from the comfort of their personal computer. Our staff hopes this experiment in the gallery gives visitors a greater sense of the breadth of oral history collections at the library and a quick look into some of the most recent interviews conducted by the Oral History and Media Unit team, Callie Holmes and Christian Lopez.
The Russell Library Gallery is free and open to the public weekday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 1-5 p.m. For more information on the exhibit, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (706) 542-5788.
Moore’s earliest government service was in the U.S. Army. Part of that time he was stationed in Germany, during the construction of the Berlin Wall, which he credits for his developing an affinity with the Republican Party. The opportunity that brought him to Washington, D.C., in 1966 was his work as press secretary for Senator Richard B. Russell. Moore’s papers go beyond documenting his working relationship with the Senator and also chronicle the period surrounding Senator Russell’s passing. Moore’s life-long interest in Senator Russell’s life and accomplishments is evidenced in the material from dedications and events that have helped keep Senator Russell’s legacy alive.
Moore went on to be part of four presidential administrations. During the Nixon administration he was Public Information Officer in the Office of Attorney General within the Department of Justice. Moore was part of the Committee to Reelect the President during the 1972 campaign and was later the Director of Press Relations for the Inaugural Committee.
During Nixon’s second term and into the early part of Ford’s term, Moore was Deputy Special Assistant to the President in the Congressional Relations Office. Moore did not remain a “Nixon leftover” for long as he left the federal government to start his own consulting firm, Powell Moore & Company, to advise and represent a variety of clients. After six years, he re-entered government service under the Reagan administration. First he was appointed Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs in 1981. Moore oversaw the Senate confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor while holding this position. He later was appointed Assistant Secretary of State for Intergovernmental and Legislative Affairs.
Towards the end of 1983, Moore left the Reagan administration to become Vice President for Legislative Affairs for the Lockheed Corporation. He went back to consulting from 1985 to 1998, working for Ginn, Edington, Moore, and Wade; Capitoline International Group; and Global USA. In 1998 he returned to federal government service once again to become Chief of Staff for Senator Fred Thompson.Moore became part of a fourth presidential administration when he was appointed Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs during George W. Bush’s first term. During this period, he received the Defense Department’s Medal for Distinguished Public Service. He went on to become the Managing Director for Federal Government Relations for McKenna, Long & Aldridge. In 2006, Moore became the Representative of the U.S. Secretary of Defense to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Vienna, Austria. In 2010, he joined Venable LLP.
Moore was born on January 5, 1938, in Milledgeville, Georgia. He is a graduate of Georgia Military College and was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia. Moore remained an active alumnus of both institutions and received a number of honors from them throughout his career. He was editor of the Milledgeville newspaper, The Union-Recorder, and worked for Southern Natural Gas before working for Senator Russell. Throughout his life he has been involved in a number of civic activities. He currently works as a consultant and lives with his wife, Pamla, in Washington, D.C. Together they have two sons and two daughters.
Moore was interviewed for the Reflections on Georgia Politics oral history series in December 2009. You can view the ROGP interview below through the Russell Library’s YouTube channel. To read the interview transcript, visit: http://podcaster.gcsu.edu/podcastdata/UGA/Channel_14896/podcast_2433199/2433199.pdf
The Richard B. Russell Library is open for research from 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday (with the exception of University of Georgia holidays). For more information on this and other collections call (706) 542-5788, email email@example.com, or visit www.libs.uga.edu/russell.
Post by Mark Walters, Political Papers Processing Intern, Russell Library