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

Welcome AthFest! Special extra tours of Special Collections this week

Monday, June 17th, 2013 - Renna Tuten

The Russell Building University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries, home to the Brown Media Archives, the Hargrett Library, and the Russell Library are delighted to welcome fans to Athfest 2013.  To celebrate, there will be special free guided tours of the exhibit galleries at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 20th, ...

Hodgson and Conway family papers now open in Hargrett Library

Monday, June 17th, 2013 - Renna Tuten

The Hargrett Library is pleased to announce the opening of the Marguerite Hodgson family papers and William B. Conway family papers. Marguerite Thomas Hodgson, the daughter of Ralph Reginald Hodgson and Isabella Thomas, graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English, was a member of Chi Omega sorority, ...

The Making of “The Tangible Past of Athens, Georgia”

Friday, June 7th, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

  Editor Charlotte Marshall, Milton Leathers, Gary Doster and University Archivist Emeritus Steven Brown will shed light on the forthcoming book "The Tangible Past of Athens, Georgia," which examines Athens' architectural history. Wednesday, June 12, 12:30,  Special Collections Libraries Building  Auditorium. For more information contact

Dictionaries Old and Rare

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

The History of the Book of Books: Dictionaries Old and Rare is an exhibition of selections from the Rare Books collection of the Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library. On display in the rotunda of the Special Collections Libraries building, the dictionaries  provide cultural as well as linguistic insights and ...

Hargrett Library Opens New Civil War Collections

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 - Renna Tuten

The Hargrett Library is pleased to announce several newly accessioned collections that document the Civil War: Charles B. La Hatt family papers, ms 3778 Charles Burdge La Hatt (1839-1908) was born in Muscogee County, Georgia, son of Charles Henry La Hatt (1796-1872) and Elizabeth Windham (1824-1906). He was a teacher and Methodist ...

“Unscripted with Alan Flurry”

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

The latest episode of "Unscripted with Alan Flurry" will air this Saturday (4/27) at 2 pm and features printmaker Nicola Lopez. The episode was  filmed at the former location of the  Hargrett Rare Books and Manuscripts Library in the Main Library. "Unscripted with Alan Flurry" is a television series in which ...

Hargrett Library Opens Four Broadcasting and Journalism Collections

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 - Renna Tuten

The Hargrett Library is pleased to announce four new broadcasting and journalism collections: Sidney Pike papers Sidney Pike's (b. 1927) career in television began with producing and directing baseball programming for Boston's WBZ-TV and WHDH-TV for 17 years. During his tenure at WHDH, Pike also produced a documentary, "American Way of Life," ...

Futures of the Book symposium

Monday, April 22nd, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

Brian Croxall, an Emory University English professor whose research explores representations of technology within fiction and philosophy, is the featured speaker at the Futures of the Book Symposium April 27. The symposium will be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Richard B. Russell Jr. Special Collections Building. Croxall’s talk is ...

Georgia well-represented as National Digital Public Library launches

Friday, April 19th, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

  An exciting new initiative began today when the Digital Public Library of America launched its first six service and content hubs. The hubs promise to unleash millions of historical, scientific and cultural documents from many of America’s national and state institutions, making them easily searchable as digital records to anyone with an Internet ...

Annual Display of Confederate Constitution April 26

Thursday, April 18th, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

The only surviving copy of the permanent Constitution of the Confederate States of America will be on display in the gallery of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. An accompanying exhibit focuses on the year 1863 and features letters, diaries and publications from that ...