Editor Mary Bryan’s papers available for research

November 1, 2014 – 3:10 PM - Jean Cleveland

The Hargrett Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Mary Edwards Bryan collection.


Mary E. Bryan (1838-1913) was born in Jefferson County, Fl. to John D. Edwards and Louisa M. Houghton. Her family later moved to Thomasville, Ga. for her to attend Fletcher Institute; however, at the age of fifteen she eloped with Iredell E. Bryan of Louisiana. She completed her education after her marriage and received her master’s degree from College Temple in Newnan, Ga. Bryan published her first works at the age of fourteen and was a regular writer for the Georgia Literary and Temperance Crusader. She lived in Clarkston, Ga. from 1874 to 1884 and worked as an associate editor for Sunny South. Her first novel, Manch, was published in 1880. Bryan moved to New York in 1885, where she worked as an editor for several magazines published by George Munro including the Fireside Companion and New York Fashion Bazaar. In 1895, Bryan returned to Clarkston and served as an editor for Uncle Remus’s Home Magazine and later worked for a number of Atlanta magazines including Half HourGolden Age, and Old Homestead.

The collection includes biographical information, correspondence, clippings, manuscripts, and printed material related to Mary E. Bryan and her writings. The majority of the personal correspondence is between Bryan and her son Fred. The printed materials include an index for Bryan’s works and a bibliography of known works is available. Published books by Mary E. Bryan are available in Special Collections Hargrett Rare Books and searchable in GIL-Find.

The majority of the collection was preserved by Ada Bryan Johnson (1885-1952), granddaughter of Mary Edwards Bryan. Ada Bryan Johnson’s grandson, Albert Sydney Johnson, who continued to add to the collection and gather research materials, donated the collection to the Library earlier this year.

Celebrating Abbott Pattison: 60 Years of the Iron Horse, 1954-2014

November 1, 2014 – 1:48 PM - Jean Cleveland

Please join the Brown Media Archives next Friday for a screening and discussion of Atlanta filmmaker Bill VanDerKloot’s
1981 documentary, IRON HORSE, the story of sculptor Abbott Pattison’s 1954 modern sculpture, its placement
on the UGA campus, and the shocking events that followed, as told by those who were there.

Panelists for the event are
Dr. William Eiland, Director of the Georgia Museum of Art
Dr. Georgia Strange, Lamar Dodd School of Art
Special Guest: Filmmaker Bill VanDerKloot
Friday, November 7, 2014
4:00 p.m.
Auditorium – Russell Special Collections Building
Reception to follow.

Part of UGA’s Spotlight on the Arts Festival (arts.uga.edu).

Important News for eLC Users

October 30, 2014 – 2:09 PM - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

Students are now automatically logged into GALILEO when they log into eLC and can search GALILEO directly from eLC without having to enter their MyID and password. Give it a try!

Please note: Some databases still require the additional MyID and password login.

Fall Break Library Hours

October 30, 2014 – 2:07 PM - maryp

It’s Fall Break! The Main and Science Libraries are operating on the break schedule as follows:

  • Thursday, October 30 – 7:30am to 9pm
  • Friday, October 31 – 8am to 6pm

Happy Halloween!


Scary Book display up at Main Library

October 23, 2014 – 11:45 AM - Amy Watts


Now through Halloween, come by the Main Library and check out our scary book display. (The books are scary and the display kind of is too….)

If you’re not brave enough to reach into the clown, there are some books in front of him on the table too…

You can check out a full list of books on the display (although some may have already been checked out from the display) on LibraryThing

Writers Hall of Fame events Nov. 9 and 10

October 23, 2014 – 11:32 AM - Jean Cleveland

Mary Hood, Alfred Uhry and the late Olive Ann Burns will be inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame Nov. 10 at the University of Georgia Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

The annual observance begins Nov. 9:

At 2 p.m., Hood will read from selected works. A Brunswick native, Hood has won awards for her short stories and poetry. She continues to write reviews and essays. Her novel “Familiar Heat” was published in 1995.

At 4 p.m., Hood and Uhry will participate in a discussion moderated by Hugh Ruppersburg, UGA English professor and senior associate dean of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

At 7 p.m., UGA’s theater department will present a staged reading of the Tony-award-winning “Last Night of Ballyhoo,” the second play in Uhry’s Atlanta trilogy. A panel discussion including Uhry and UGA faculty will follow.

The induction ceremony will take place Nov. 10 at 10 a.m.

The three were elected to the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame by a board of judges appointed by the University of Georgia Librarian. The board includes academics, civic leaders, librarians and the heads of the University of Georgia Press and The Georgia Review and recent Hall of Fame inductees.

All events are open free to the public and take place in the second floor auditorium of the Russell Special Collections Building. Registration is requested at https://gail.uga.edu/events/libs/gwhof-2014 or by contacting Leandra Nessel at lnessel@uga.edu or 706-542-3879.

For more information on the authors, see http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/

This event is part of the UGA Spotlight on the Arts festival. For the complete schedule, see www.arts.uga.edu


Vault Tour at Special Collections

October 23, 2014 – 11:08 AM - Jean Cleveland

Special tours of the cavernous subterranean vault holding the archival treasures of the UGA Special Collections Libraries will be part of the regular Tuesday Tours at 2 p.m. Nov. 11.

Normally closed to the public, staff will take visitors to see the 30,000-square-foot chamber which is kept at 50 degrees to provide optimum preservation for materials from the three libraries.

Visitors should  meet at 2 pm in the Rotunda of the Russell Special Collections building on Hull St.

In addition to tours of the vault, visitors will see an exhibit looking back at former football Coach Vince Dooley’s 50 years in Athens, learn how the school lunch program began and evolved, get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the making of Gone with the Wind and hear about the  creative environment that birthed the Athens music scene of the late 1970s, early 1980s, including REM, the B-52s and Pylon.

This event is part of the UGA Spotlight on the Arts festival. For the complete schedule, see www.arts.uga.edu.



November 5th: Libraries offer TWO Free Workshops on Preparing NSF Data Management Plans with DMP TOOL

October 23, 2014 – 11:01 AM - mariann

Preparing Data Management Plans: Workshops on Nov. 5
North Campus: 9-11 a.m., Miller Learning Center, Rm 348

South Campus: 1-3 p.m. , Coverdell building, Rm 175

Many federal funding agencies, including NIH and NSF, require that grant applications contain data management plans for projects involving data collection. To support researchers in meeting this requirement, UGA is offering two workshops on creating such plans.

These workshops will guide participants in writing effective data management and data sharing plans for research and training proposals. The session will include a brief introduction on what is required to write a data management plan, a demo of the DMPTool followed by hands-on use of the tool, and feedback on content for data management plans.

Faculty are strongly encouraged to attend, graduate and postdoctoral students are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. The sessions will be recorded. Seating is limited so please reserve your space now.

Workshops will be led by Sherry Lake, Senior Data Consultant in the Data Management Consulting Group (DMConsult), a unit of Research Data Services, at the University of Virginia Library.

These workshops are sponsored by The UGA Libraries, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, The Department of Computer Science and GrantSMART (of OVPR).

Workshop goals:

· Learn about available resources online

· Plan the needs and expenses of data sharing and management
into your proposal

· Bring your laptop (charged) to get started right away!

Register here: http://research.uga.edu/grantsmart/training/
Questions? email Mariann Burright mariann@uga.edu

How Georgia Women Shaped the 20th Century

October 23, 2014 – 10:48 AM - 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 UGA, and Ann Short Chirhart of Indiana State University, who will discuss the collection, “Georgia Women: Their Lives and Times–Volume 2” at 3 p.m. in Room 285 of the Russell Special Collections Building.

“Women were leading actors in 20th century developments in Georgia, yet most histories minimize their contributions,” said Lisa Bayer, director of UGA Press, which published both collections. “The essays in the second volume of Georgia Women vividly portray a wide array of Georgia women who played an important role in the state’s history, from little-known Progressive Era activists to famous president-day figures such as Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter.”

Georgia women’s contributions have been wide-ranging in the arena of arts and culture and include renowned blues singer Gertrude “Ma” Rainey and nationally prominent literary figures Margaret Mitchell, Carson McCullers and Flannery O’Connor, in addition to Walker.  Other essays profile educators, activists, aviators and entrepreneurs.

“Collectively, the life stories portrayed in this volume deepen our understanding of the multifaceted history of not only Georgia women but also the state itself,” Bayer said.

Clark said the essay collection seeks to remedy omissions from the historical record and connect women’s stories with larger historical events. “More often than not, Georgia women’s stories are marginalized, dismissed or misunderstood,” she said.

A reception will follow the talk. The event is open free to the public. Copies of both volumes of essays will be available for purchase.

This event is part of the UGA Spotlight on the Arts festival and is co-sponsored by the UGA Libraries and UGA Press. For more information, contact Amanda Sharp at asharp@uga.edu or 706-542-4145.

Special Collections database will be unavailable Friday Oct 17rh

October 14, 2014 – 10:40 AM - 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.