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Habitat for Humanity collection now available for research

Friday, March 7th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

By Steven Armour The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library is pleased to announce the opening of the Habitat for Humanity International records. These records, now available for research,  document the formation, growth, and operation of one of the world’s most recognized non-profit organizations as they have worked toward the mission ...

Confederate Constitution display

Thursday, February 27th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The only surviving copy of the permanent Constitution of the Confederate States of America -- a part of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library collections -- will be displayed April 25 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries, 300 S. Hull St. Due to ...

‘The Largest Motor Hotel in the World’: The James M. Hunt Architectural Collection and the Atlanta Marriott

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

by Lauren E. Mauldin After its completion in 1965, the Atlanta Marriott Motor Hotel was coined the “Southeast’s largest motor hotel.” After constructing a 300-room addition in 1969, it became the “largest motor hotel in the world.” Marriott Motor Hotels contracted with architect James M. Hunt, FAIA, from Elberton, Georgia to design ...

Two new collections featuring the papers of the Alexander H. Stephens family

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The Hargrett Library is pleased to announce the opening of two new collections of Alexander H. Stephens family material, ms3823 and ms3828: The collections consist of correspondence, writings, printed material, financial papers, photographs, artifacts, and scrapbooks. The correspondence is largely family letters between Alexander H. Stephens, his father Andrew Baskins Stephens, ...

‘An Encounter with Lillian Smith’ to be presented Saturday

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

Atlanta actress Brenda Bynum will present a “Jordan is So Chilly: An Encounter with Lillian Smith,” a solo performance drawn largely from unpublished autobiographical writings by the author. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of the ...

Profile of University Librarian in the Red & Black

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 - Amy Watts

Today's edition of the Red & Black features a profile of University Librarian Dr. William Potter, who will be retiring this year. Potter will retire in August 2014. He began working at UGA libraries in 1989. Since then, Potter has strived to advance and improve library technologies. The librarian has been involved ...

Humanities Council president says play ‘lifts a new curtain’ on Lillian Smith

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

Jamil Zainaldin, president of the Georgia Humanities Council, writes about author and activist Lillian Smith, an inaugural member of the Georgia Writer's Hall of Fame, based at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Smith is the subject of a one-woman play, written and performed by Atlanta actress Brenda Bynum. ...

Enacting the Future book symposium

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

  On Saturday, February 1, the Special Collections Libraries at UGA will host a book symposium, Enacting the Future. The symposium is sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, the University of Georgia Libraries, the Department of English, the Department of Comparative Literature, the Grady College, and the Department ...

Miller Learning Center Closing 1/28 at 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 - amber

The University of Georgia Athens campus will close at 3:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. Classes and activities after 3:30 p.m. today are cancelled, so MLC hours will also end at 3:30 p.m. today.

Undergraduate Research Awards offered by UGA Libraries

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

  The University of Georgia Libraries' Undergraduate Research Awards provide seven cash prizes totaling $2,000 to be awarded to students who demonstrate distinction in research and academic inquiry. The Undergraduate Research Awards program was established in support of the University of Georgia's instruction, research, and service missions in order to encourage scholarship ...