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Opening event for “Set Off for Georgia…”

Monday, July 27th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

A series of presentations at the University of Georgia will mark the 250th anniversary of the natural history expedition of John and William Bartram in Colonial Georgia. Based on John Bartram's journal account of their travels, this celebration marks their sojourn in Georgia between Sept. 3 and Oct. 8, 1765. “John Bartram's ...

Bartram conference to reflect on 250th anniversary of expedition

Thursday, July 9th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

    In 1765, John Bartram was appointed the “Royal Botanist” by King George III and, with his son William, set out for South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida on a collecting trip that would last two years. Based on John Bartram's journal account of their travels, this celebration, which begins Aug. 22,  marks ...

Digital Library of Georgia expands Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

The electronic archive of Savannah's historic newspapers has recently been expanded through the Digital Library of Georgia, based at the University of Georgia Libraries. The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive provides online access to 17 newspaper titles published in Savannah from 1809 to 1880. Consisting of more than 103,000 newspaper pages, the ...

Construction advisory:  Baxter Street/Hull St. Deck entrance

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

This construction will affect traffic near the main entrance to the Hull St. Deck, located near  Baxter St. The Russell Special Collections Libraries are located on Hull Street: Portions of Baxter and Finley Streets will be closed to through traffic at times during the extension of chilled water lines from the ...

‘Love, Liberation and Escaping Slavery’

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

English professor Barbara McCaskill will speak on "The Rise and Fall of William and Ellen Craft, Fugitives from Slavery in Georgia," based on her recent book from UGA Press, "Love, Liberation, and Escaping Slavery William and Ellen Craft in Cultural Memory" May 18 at 3 p.m. in room 285 of ...

VE + 70: Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

The University of Georgia's three Special Collections Libraries are joining forces to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day and the conclusion of World War II in Europe, Thursday, May 7. The event, set for 3:30 p.m. at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, 300 S. Hull ...

Exhibit: “Both Sides: Destruction and Pain in the Civil War”

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

This exhibit features newly acquired letters of a Union soldier involved in the bombardment of Fort Pulaski as well as a very rare letter by the Confederate Commanding Officer at Fort Pulaski reporting his thoughts and actions during the siege. Additional items on display are medical books published specifically for ...

Confederate Constitution to be displayed April 24

Friday, April 17th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

The only surviving  signed manuscript of the permanent Constitution of the Confederate States of America will be displayed April 24 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Richard B. Russell Jr. Building Special Collections Libraries. Displayed only one day each year due to its fragility, the Constitution and an accompanying ...

Map and Government Information Library now open

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

 MAGIL and the microform areas of the Main Library are back in operation, following recovery from a watery mishap.    Thank you for your patience!

Update on MAGIL and microform areas

Friday, March 27th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

The microform area in the Main basement is expected to open to the public this weekend, barring any unforeseen setback preventing them from completing work today. In MAGIL, new carpet is being installed, but some work on the movable shelves remains. Based on the latest information from Parker Young Construction, we believe MAGIL will ...