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

Hargrett Library Opens Four New Collections

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 - Renna Tuten

The Hargrett Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of four new collections. Arthur W. McDonald collection of theatre engravings and playbills Arthur W. McDonald, former chair of the Department of Fine Arts at the College of Charleston, is the author of several works about the Yorkshire theatre including The Yorkshire Stage, ...

Hargrett Historical Maps and Broadsides Databases Open

Monday, February 18th, 2013 - Renna Tuten

The Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Georgia Libraries maintains a collection of more than 1,000 historic maps spanning nearly 500 years, from the sixteenth century through the early twentieth century. Although not limited to a single geographic subject, the collection heavily emphasizes Georgia as colony ...

Charter to be displayed Monday 28th

Thursday, January 24th, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

The Charter of the University of Georgia will be on display Jan. 28 in the Gallery Hallway of the Special Collections Libraries building. The charter is displayed annually on Founder’s Day, Jan. 27. Since Founder’s Day falls on a Sunday when the Russell Building is closed, it will be on view ...

Aaron Burr Memorabilia Collector to Speak

Friday, January 11th, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

In conjunction with the Aaron Burr exhibit currently on display in the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library Gallery, UGA alumnus and collection owner Brian Hardison will speak about Burr's  life Jan. 23.  The talk will be at 3 p.m. in the auditorium of the Russell Special Collections Libraries Building. The ...

Remembering Curtis Beall

Friday, January 11th, 2013 - Renna Tuten

[caption id="attachment_6726" align="alignleft" width="228"] UGA Alum Curtis Beall. Photo by Beth Newman, courtesy of Georgia Magazine.[/caption] We were saddened to learn of the passing of Curtis Beall, UGA alum, cheerleader, and WWII veteran. The University Archives unit of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library maintains the Curtis A. Beall Papers, ...

UGA Special Collections Libraries Launch Community Docent Program

Friday, January 4th, 2013 - Richard B. Russell Library

The University of Georgia’s Richard B. Russell Building for Special Collections Libraries is now accepting applications for participants in its docent program. The Docent Corps is a skilled group of volunteers who provide tours of the library galleries to visitors, ranging from fifth graders to adults. Docents are trained to ...

2013 Georgia Writers Hall of Fame inductees announced

Thursday, December 20th, 2012 - Jean Cleveland

Judson Mitcham, Georgia’s poet laureate, and the late author Toni Cade Bambara, who compiled one of the first anthologies of African-American women’s writing, will be honored as the newest inductees of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame at its 2013 ceremony. A poet and novelist, Mitcham—the only two-time winner of the ...

An Evening at the Special Collections Library

Monday, December 3rd, 2012 - Jean Cleveland

Make plans to attend "An Evening at the UGA Special Collections Library" with Judith Ortiz Cofer's Advanced Creative Writing class Fri. (Dec. 7). A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. At 7 p.m., students will read from their poetry and prose based on the art, rare books and artifacts in UGA's ...

Georgia Collections Sought for Nationwide Digital Library

Monday, November 26th, 2012 - Jean Cleveland

The Digital Library of Georgia is accepting applications for original, unpublished historic materials significant to Georgia to be digitized and included in a nationwide digital library. Georgia libraries, museums, historical societies, archives and other cultural heritage repositories are invited to submit applications for up to five collections each to be considered ...

Graham interviewed on national digital library project

Friday, November 16th, 2012 - Jean Cleveland

  Dr. Toby Graham, director of the Digital Library of Georgia and the Hargrett  Rare Book and Manuscript Library, was interviewed on WGAU radio about UGA's participation in the Digital Public Library of America Friday morning. Listen to the interview at: http://www.1340wgau.com/s/av/