Archive for the ‘Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library’ Category

Folger Librarian to speak at Book Symposium

Thursday, January 8th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

Michael Witmore, director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, is the key speaker for "Libraries and Labyrinths: A Symposium," Jan. 15 at 5 p.m. in the Russell Special Collections Libraries auditorium. Whitmore will speak on "Reading Variety in Early Modern Print." A reception will follow. The event is open free to the ...

Augustus Longstreet Hull: Annalist of Athens

Thursday, January 8th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

The first Augustus Longstreet Hull Award in honor of significant contributions to the preservation on Athens history will be presented by the Athens Historical Society following a program on Hull, who recorded the early history of the university, in his “Historical Sketch of the University of Georgia,” and Athens, in ...

Application Deadline Extended for Community Docent Program

Thursday, December 18th, 2014 - Richard B. Russell Library

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 ...

UGA observing Constitution Day

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

Personal letters of Abraham Baldwin and William Few, Georgia’s two signers of the U.S. Constitution, are on exhibit at the University of Georgia Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library in observance of Constitution Day, Sept. 17. Few and Abraham Baldwin, who were close friends, were appointed as two of six state ...

Aug. 23rd: UGA Libraries celebrate 75th anniversary of GWTW premiere

Monday, August 11th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The opening of a major exhibit, an afternoon of engaging talks and a reception are among the events Aug. 23 at the University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the premiere of Gone With the Wind. The occasion begins at 2 p.m. with exhibit tours led ...

Jack Leigh Collection items on exhibit

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The current exhibition at the Savannah College of Art & Design, "Jack Leigh: Full Circle, Low Country Photographs, 1972-2004," features photographs and other materials on loan from his collection at UGA's Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The exhibition is the first museum survey of work by the acclaimed Savannah-based photographer ...

Georgia Music Hall of Fame poster collection now open

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

  The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library is pleased to announce the opening of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Collection, Series 2: Posters. The series consists of several hundred wall posters, flyers, album flats, and promotional displays for a wide range of artists with connections to Georgia. The majority ...

The Battle of Atlanta, 150 years ago today

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

    On July 20, 1864, Gen. William T. Sherman's Union soldiers won a hard-fought battle at Peachtree Creek, taking control of present-day Buckhead and continuing their determined march toward Atlanta. Rebel Gen. John Bell Hood's forces proved formidable in subsequent engagements, including the Battle of Atlanta on July 22 (the battle ...

Special Collections database will be unavailable Friday night

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

Beginning on Friday, July 18th from 9 PM EDT to 1 AM EDT Aeon will be performing maintenance on its database server for the Special Collections Libraries and it may be unavailable. This is necessary to apply new updates to the server.

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 ...