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Four selected for Georgia Writers Hall of Fame

Thursday, March 5th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

The Georgia Writers Hall of Fame at the University of Georgia Libraries is launching a new initiative to honor Georgia literature by encouraging Georgia residents to read at least one book by each inductee before the annual November ceremony. Vereen Bell, Taylor Branch, Paul Hemphill and Janisse Ray are the 2015 ...

“Athens By Leaps & Bounds!”

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

Steven Brown and Mary Linneman of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library will lead a talk March 15 on "Athens By Leaps & Bounds! -- The Development of Athens Shown in Historic Maps 1793-1946 from the Hargrett Library." This meeting of the Athens Historical Society, at the Richard B. Russell ...

It’s World Radio Day!

Friday, February 13th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

Today is World Radio Day. How are you celebrating? You can enjoy listening to UGA's own WUGA (91.7 and 97.9 FM) at http://www.wuga.org/index.phpor our student station, WUOG (90.5 FM) , athttp://wuog.org/ The Walter J. Brown Media Archives holds over 20,000 radio programs dating from 1940 to the present. Many of these are in ...

The Rest of the Story Book Club

Thursday, February 12th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

Have you ever visited an exhibit and felt you only heard the first part of a truly great story? If you’re a visitor who wants to learn more about the exhibitions at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, then join us for our new monthly book club with light ...

Special Collections Libraries Closed Monday for MLK Day

Thursday, January 15th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

The Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries will be closed Monday, Jan. 19 in observance of  the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

Folger Librarian to speak at Book Symposium

Thursday, January 8th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

Michael Witmore, director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, is the key speaker for "Libraries and Labyrinths: A Symposium," Jan. 15 at 5 p.m. in the Russell Special Collections Libraries auditorium. Whitmore will speak on "Reading Variety in Early Modern Print." A reception will follow. The event is open free to the ...

How Georgia Women Shaped the 20th Century

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The editors of a new volume of essays about women’s role in Georgia history will speak Nov. 11 at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. The talk, “Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History: Georgia Women Shape the Twentieth Century,” will feature Kathleen Ann Clark, an associate professor of history at ...

Special Collections database will be unavailable Friday Oct 17rh

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

Beginning on Friday, October 17th, 2014 from 11:59PM  EDT to 4:00 AM EDT maintenance will be performed on the database server for UGA's special collections. This is necessary to apply new updates to the server.

UGA observing Constitution Day

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

Personal letters of Abraham Baldwin and William Few, Georgia’s two signers of the U.S. Constitution, are on exhibit at the University of Georgia Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library in observance of Constitution Day, Sept. 17. Few and Abraham Baldwin, who were close friends, were appointed as two of six state ...

Special Collections Libraries’ request system to be upgraded Friday

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The AEON Request System at the Special Collections Libraries will be upgraded Friday, Aug. 29. Researchers will not be able to request materials while the upgrade is ongoing. It is scheduled to take place at early as possible. Materials requested ahead of time will remain in the reading room and will be ...