The Curriculum Materials Library, 207 Aderhold, will be closed this Sunday, September 4th, for the Labor Day Holiday. Please use the book drop for returns.
A collection of photographs and oral historical accounts provide fresh insight into President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s relationship with his adopted state in a book out now from the University of Georgia Press.
A President in our Midst: Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Georgia, was researched and written by Kaye Lanning Minchew, who retired in 2015 as the executive director of the Troup County Archives. A book talk with Minchew will be held Sept. 13 at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. Open free to the public, the talk will be followed by a reception.
“Remarkably, Kaye Minchew has produced a book that successfully draws several reading audiences,” said Sheryl Vogt, director of the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. “It engages scholars and history buffs who want a well-documented narrative as well as those readers who identify with the story because they had family at Warm Springs or remember tales of FDR in Georgia. Others will enjoy the book’s striking photographs that document a pivotal time in the history of Georgia and the nation as a whole.”
A native New Yorker, Franklin Delano Roosevelt visited Georgia 41 times between 1924 and 1945 and this collection of photographs and remembrances documents the role of Georgia’s people and places in FDR’s rise from his position as a politician daunted by disease to his role as a revered leader who guided the country through its worst depression and a world war.
Seeking relief from the devastating effects of polio, Roosevelt was first drawn to Georgia by the reputed healing powers of the waters at Warm Springs. FDR immediately took to Georgia, and the attraction was mutual. Nearly 200 photos show him working and convalescing at the Little White House, addressing crowds, sparring with reporters, visiting fellow polio patients, and touring the countryside. Quotes by Georgians from a variety of backgrounds hint at the countless lives he touched during his time in the state.
Minchew’s lecture is the first event in the Ready, Steady, Vote! series to be hosted by the Russell Library this Fall. Spotlighting all things presidential during the remaining months of the 2016 election season, the series will include community forums, debate watch events, lectures, and performances hosted with campus and community partners. All events in the series are free and open to the public. For more information visit http://www.rbrl.blogspot.com or call (706) 542-5788.
Georgia has been blessed historically with an abundance of water, but is quickly becoming familiar with water scarcity problems. Exploding growth and development in the north and increasing irrigation needs in the south are causing demand for water to increase.
“Every Drop Counts: Managing Georgia’s Water Supply,” the annual exhibit from the Stephen Elliott Draper Center and Archives for the Study of Water Law and Policy, guides you through the many challenges facing Georgia’s water policy, how it is implemented today, and possibilities for the future. Items on display include a rainwater barrel, fire hydrant, local water samples, photos, maps, and illustrations.
The exhibit is on display Sept. 17 through Dec. 16 at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript gallery of the Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. An opening reception celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Draper Center will be held Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. Please call 706-542-7123 for additional information.
The University of Georgia Libraries and the UGA Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) announce a new faculty development opportunity for individuals who teach full-time at The University of Georgia. The Special Collections Libraries Faculty Fellows Program provides instructional support and a $2000 financial stipend to faculty who wish to develop new courses or redesign existing courses to make significant use of the collections and resources of the University of Georgia’s three special collections libraries: the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, and the Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection.
Recent studies have demonstrated that effective archives-based learning enhances student engagement, performance, and, in some cases, student retention across all higher education disciplines (www.teacharchives.org). Students who engage with primary sources in an archives setting build observation and summarization skills, learn to work collaboratively to analyze information and solve problems, and discover the sensory and emotional impact of handling historical materials. These skills and experiences help students understand and value the interconnected processes of research and analysis that draw upon many resources, approaches, and viewpoints to generate rigorous scholarship.
To achieve these goals, archives-based learning works best when instructors and archivists collaborate to craft archives-centered assignments and projects that align with course goals, provide clear learning objectives, offer appropriate guidance and direction, balance logistical constraints, and illuminate the intrinsic value of historical materials for research and for life. The Special Collections Libraries Faculty Fellows program provides a wonderful, engaging, and exciting archives-centered faculty development experience in a convivial and collaborative environment that values experimentation, reflection, and, yes, even fun!
The 2017 activities for the Special Collections Libraries (SCL) Faculty Fellows begin in December 2016. Formal faculty development sessions occur throughout Spring 2017. Course implementations may occur anytime during the 2017-2018 academic year.
- To provide teaching faculty with support to implement innovative archives–centered pedagogical approaches in their courses;
- To provide faculty with opportunities for sharing ideas with other dedicated, highly-motivated, and innovative teachers from various disciplines;
- To provide faculty with opportunities for building partnerships and collaborations with Special Collections archivists and librarians;
- To allow faculty to access personalized consulting and instructional assistance from the UGA Center for Teaching and Learning;
- To provide funding for an instructional project rooted in the unique collections and resources of the Special Collections Libraries;
- To further integrate what research tells us about the value of archives-centered pedagogy into undergraduate and graduate learning;
- To cultivate an innovative instructional environment that honors and recognizes dedicated teaching scholars and promotes a learning community spirit on a large campus.
Applicants must be full-time employees of the University of Georgia and will teach their archives-centered course during the 2017-2018 academic year. The SCL Fellows program is open to all University teaching faculty, tenure-track and non-tenure track.
Each fall, a committee composed of the SCL program coordinators and a representative from the CTL will select up to twelve faculty members to begin participation in a one-year program beginning in January. Demonstrated passion for and commitment to excellence in teaching, and an interest in experimentation and innovation in approaches and techniques are key factors for selection. The selection committee will review applications and may elect to interview applicants. The committee will notify applicants by November 14, 2016.
Applications should be submitted here: https://ugeorgia.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2lbUICGfegBRiHr
Each SCL Faculty Fellow receives a stipend in the amount of $2000 to support development and implementation of their archives-centered course.
The following activities comprise the 2017 program:
Kickoff events: Welcome dinner and Collections tour on Monday, December 5, 2016 (4pm-7pm) and a half-day, fellows Morning Retreat on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 (9am-2pm). These events will introduce the core instructional facets of archives-centered learning.
Monthly Workshops: The fellows will meet as a cohort twice a month throughout the spring semester in a large group workshop setting.
Meetings will be conducted as a combination of round table discussions and workshop activities and may include outside speakers. Core topicswill include:
- theoretical and practical foundations of archivy (understanding archives) and their implications for knowledge creation and transmission,
- the value of expanded sensory engagement (see, hear, touch…) for learning, archival collections as novel data (new uses for archival collections), opportunities for experiential learning in special collections,
- the place of historical knowledge in the sciences and professional fields,
- and assessing learning outcomes from special collections-centered learning contexts.
TeachArchives.org will serve as a core text for this program. In 2017, workshop meetings will take place on Wednesday afternoons from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on the following dates: January 11, January 18, February 8, February 22, March 15, March 29, April 12, and April 26.
Maymester Institute: The SCL will hold an institute on May 9-12, 2017 to focus on course design, planning, and development in advance of the 2017-2018 academic year.
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The Peabody Archives is a unique collection of media history, housing over 90,000 programs submitted to the Peabody Awards since its inception in 1941. What makes the collection exceptional is the breadth of stories through which their contributors have made a claim for historical significance. Items from local broadcasters, in particular, carry special value due to their rareness (Peabody houses the only remaining copies), as well as the fact that local broadcasters were much more active in telling local stories through original programming several decades ago. As such, the Archives is a distinctive repository of cultural memory that challenges our understanding of who and what we are as a nation and what we think we know about television and its role in recent American history.
The Symposium is the second of a two-part conference, and the culmination of a collaborative research initiative based on the Archives and its holdings. It will be held Oct. 28-30 at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. Distinguished television studies scholars from across the country will present new research to expand current understandings of American cultural history as seen on TV, and offer a wide range of critical perspectives on what Peabody Awards submissions have to teach us. Some of the topics include: what makes “quality television”; the celebration of our nation’s bicentennial; representations of homosexuality; early medical television journalism; conceptions of blackness; fake news; and the War on Drugs. The scholars’ findings will be the start of a new series on Television History produced by the University of Georgia Press.
All UGA faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to Molly.Williams1@uga.edu by September 30.
This event is generously supported by the UGA Office of the Vice President for Research, University of Georgia Libraries, Willson Center for Humanities & Arts, Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication, and University of Georgia Press.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28
8:30am – 9:30am
Coffee & Opening Discussion
9:30am – 12:00pm
The Peabody Archive and the Presentation and Production of TV History
- The Archive and The Index: Situational Historiography in the Early Years of Television
Dr. Mark Williams, Dartmouth College
- Supporting Materials That Matter: Paratextual Value in the Peabody Archives
Dr. Jonathan Gray, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- The Peabody Archive and the Production of American Media History
Dr. Derek Kompare, Southern Methodist University
- Discourses of Excellence: What Peabody Awards Submissions Teach Us About “Quality Television”
Dr. Jason Mittell, Middlebury College
12:00pm – 1:30pm
1:30pm – 4:00pm
Media Citizens: City, Region, Nation, World
- Strikes, Riots, and Muggers: How Mayor Lindsay Weathered New York City’s Image Crisis
Dr. Heather Hendershot, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Bicentennial Programming in the Peabody Archive
Dr. Christine Becker, University of Notre Dame, Lucas Hatlen, University of Georgia
- INTERTEL: From International Acclaim to Oblivion, and Back
Dr. Michele Hilmes, University of Wisconsin- Madison
- Aggregating Aspirations: What Peabody’s Submissions Metadata Tells Us About Local TV History Dr. Eric Hoyt, University of Wisconsin – Madison
4:00pm – 5:00pm
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29
8:30am – 9:30am
Coffee & Opening Discussion
9:30am – 12:00pm
Reassessing Boundaries of Subjectivity and Visibility
- Peabody Camp: Fifties Contenders and Queer Gender
Dr. Quinn Miller, University of Oregon
- Fugitive Subjectivities
Dr. Herman Gray, University of California, Santa Cruz
- Local News in the 1970s and the Emergence of Gay Visibility
Dr. Susan J. Douglas, University of Michigan
- Reframing Black Power Television: Ossie Davis and the Politics of Representation on Public Television
Dr. Allison Perlman, University of California, Irvine
12:00pm – 1:30pm
1:30pm – 4:00pm
Revisiting Strategies of Public Service
- “Medical School of the World:” Education and Public Service through Post-War Medical Television
Dr. Susan Murray, New York University
- Serious Fake News on Local Television in the 1970s and 1980s
Dr. Ethan Thompson, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi
- Documenting Illegal Drugs in the 1980s
Dr. Deborah L. Jaramillo, Boston University
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30
8:30am – 9:00am
9:00am – 11:00am
Responses by Dr. Lynn Spigel, Northwestern University
Country music star “Whisperin’ Bill” Anderson will return to Athens Sept. 7 to perform specially selected songs and read from his well-received autobiography, now out from the University of Georgia Press.
Known as “Whisperin’ Bill” to generations of fans for his soft vocalizations and spoken lyrics, Anderson is the only songwriter in country music history to have a song on the charts in each of the past seven consecutive decades. A UGA graduate and member of the Grand Ol’ Opry, Anderson will be at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries for the event, which begins at 4 p.m. It is open free to the public and a reception will follow, giving visitors an opportunity to see an exhibit drawn from Anderson’s collection of memorabilia. Reservations are requested by Aug. 31 to Leandra Nessel at email@example.com or (706) 542-3879.
Whisperin’ Bill: An Unprecedented Life in Country Music presents a revealing portrait of Bill Anderson, one of the most prolific songwriters in the history of country music. Mega country music hits like “City Lights,” (Ray Price), “Tips Of My Fingers,” (Roy Clark, Eddy Arnold, Steve Wariner), “Once A Day,” (Connie Smith), “Saginaw, Michigan,” (Lefty Frizzell), and many more flowed from his pen, making him one of the most decorated songwriters in music history. But the iconic singer, songwriter, performer, and TV host came to a point in his career where he questioned if what he had to say mattered anymore – little did he know, his most rewarding climb lie ahead. A follow-up to his 1989 autobiography, this honest and revealing book tells the story of a man with an unprecedented gift, holding on to it in order to share it. A product of a long-gone Nashville, Anderson worked to reinvent himself, and this biography documents Anderson’s 50-plus-year career—a career he once thought unattainable.
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Winners of the 2016 Lillian Smith Book Awards will be honored Sept. 4 at the Decatur Book Festival.
The University of Georgia Libraries sponsors the awards, in partnership with the Southern Regional Council, the Georgia Center for the Book and Piedmont College, to honor the social justice activist and highly-acclaimed author of Strange Fruit and Killers of the Dream.
Cheryl Knott, a professor in the School of Information, University of Arizona, will be recognized for Not Free, Not for All: Public Libraries in the Age of Jim Crow; and Minion KC (stet) Morrison, professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration, University of Delaware, for Aaron Henry of Mississippi: Inside Agitator.
The award seeks to honor works focused on race, social justice, civil and human rights, issues championed by Smith in her lifetime. The ceremony, part of the Decatur Book Festival, is Sept. 4 at 2:30 p.m. at the Decatur Library.
“Every year we have to make tough choices among the 40-plus excellent entries. The two winners this year join the lineup of so many distinguished winners that have been our honor to choose over the years,” said Mary Twining Baird, chair of the board of judges.
The Southern Regional Council established the Lillian Smith award shortly after Smith’s death in 1966. Internationally acclaimed as author of the controversial novel, Strange Fruit (1944), Lillian Smith was the most liberal and outspoken of white, mid-20th century Southern writers on issues of social and racial injustice. Smith’s family donated the collection of her letters and manuscripts to the University of Georgia ‘s Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and, in 2004, the UGA Libraries joined the SRC as a partner in administering the awards. The property where she lived and worked in Clayton now serves as an educational center and an artist retreat, the Lillian E. Smith Center of Piedmont College. In 2015, the college joined as a partner in presenting the awards. The Georgia Center for the Book is also an award sponsor, joining in 2007.
An evening of local authors celebrating poetry and nature will be hosted by UGA Friends of the Georgia Museum of Natural History on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. The event will be at the auditorium of the University of Georgia Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.
Reading their poems will be: Philip Lee Williams (“Elegies for the Water,” 2009, and “The Flower Seeker,” 2010); Clela Reed (“Dancing on the Rim,” 2009, and “The Hero of the Revolution Serves Us Tea,” 2013); Robert Ambrose, Jr. (“Journey to Embarkation,” 2016) and retired Ecology professor John Pickering. Also reading will be the winner of a $1,000 Discover Life poetry contest open to Clarke County high school student and selected in early September.
D.A. Crossley, Ecology research professor emeritus and president of the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Natural History, will moderate the event.
For decades, fans in Sanford Stadium have been told, “Keep Your Seats Everyone…The Redcoats are Coming!”
This fall, the colorful history of the University of Georgia Redcoat Marching Band will be on display in the rotunda of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. For several years, there has been a football-related exhibit drawn from the UGA Athletic Association Archives, a part of University Archives. This year’s exhibit materials are from the Redcoat Band.
Tours of the exhibit will be offered Fridays at 3 p.m. before each home football game, beginning Sept. 2 before the Bulldogs meet the University of North Carolina in Atlanta.
The “Keep your seats…..” exhibit features memorabilia, photographs, uniforms, and sheet music celebrating the 110-year history of the band. An original copy of the “Red & Black March,” the first music composed specifically for UGA, will be on display. The sheet music, composed in 1908, was thought to have been lost but was discovered by a graduate student researching his dissertation and donated to the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Sheet music composed for the Redcoats by longtime director Roger Dancz is also included.
Photos of the band through the years, from its beginning in 1906, and the Sudler Trophy, given by the John Phillip Sousa Foundation to recognize special merit, are highlights. UGA became the first SEC school to win the Sudler Trophy when it was awarded in 2000.
“There are also band, flag line, Georgette, and featured twirler uniforms from different eras of the band’s history,” according to Jason Hasty, exhibit curator. “We hope you will come explore the traditions and people who helped make the band one of UGA’s most visible (and audible) symbols. “
The exhibit will be on display through December 23.