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

Opening of the Millard and Linda Fuller papers and Fuller Center for Housing records

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

The Hargrett Library is pleased to announce the opening of the Millard and Linda Fuller papers and the Fuller Center for Housing records. Millard and Linda Fuller together founded Habitat for Humanity International, a non-profit Christian housing ministry, in 1976. In 2005 they established the Fuller Center for Housing. These two ...

Exhibit honors centennial of birth of Eugene Odum

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

  An archival selection of materials celebrating the centennial of the birth of Eugene Odum, the father of modern ecology, will be on view at the UGA Special Collections Libraries through December. A UGA Professor of biology from 1940 until 2002, there are many monuments around the state to Odum, including the ...

Special Collections Libraries Welcome Dog Fans for Football Friday Tours

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

Update: We have learned that ESPN will be at the Special Collections Libraries today to film our football exhibit to show during Saturday's game! Go Dogs!   An exhibit of historical football memorabilia from the UGA Athletic Association Archives will be displayed through fall and guided tours of the three Special Collections ...

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," ...