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The rededication of the Lucy Hargrett Draper Center & Archives for the Study of the Rights of Women in History and the Law will kick-off a slate of activities at the University of Georgia Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library to commemorate Women’s History Month, including a film series co-sponsored with the Institute for Women’s Studies.
Toby Graham, university librarian and associate provost, and Lucy Hargrett Draper will make remarks at the March 5 ceremony, which begins at 1 p.m. in the Gallery Hallway of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.
“On the 20th anniversary of the Lucy Hargrett Draper Center & Archives for the Study of the Rights of Women in History and the Law, it is fitting that we gather to rededicate ourselves to document and share the incredible lengths early women’s rights activists went in their fight for equal rights,” Graham said. “It is also fitting that we honor Lucy Hargrett Draper, not only for her personal commitment to the cause of women’s rights, but her commitment to the University of Georgia Libraries and our mission.”
A reception will follow, as will tours of the annual exhibit of materials from the collection. The exhibit uses rare books and archival materials, photographs and propaganda to examine the changing world of women from 1632 when the first treatise on women’s legal status and rights was published, to the 19th and early 20th centuries in the U.S. and Great Britain, a period of major social transformation.
The transformation can be illustrated by a rare book from the collection, A Vindication of the Rights of Women, written in 1792 by Mary Wollstonecraft, in which she argued, to considerable controversy, that the educational system of the time deliberately trained women to be frivolous and incapable. Wollstonecraft herself was vindicated when, by the 19th century, the American and British women’s movements resurrected principles outlined in the work. Also included are always-popular postcards of the era which make their points with comedic, stereotype images advocating for or against women’s rights.
The Women’s History Month observance will continue with a film series and lecture co-sponsored with the Institute for Women’s Studies throughout March, Women’s History Month. These events will all be held in the Russell Special Collections Libraries Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.:
- March 14: “Chisholm ’72” In 1968, Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to Congress. In 1972, she became the first black woman to run for president. Shunned by the political establishment, she was supported by a motley crew of blacks, feminists, and young voters. Their campaign-trail adventures were frenzied, fierce and fundamentally right on! For more info on this film: http://www.pbs.org/pov/chisholm/
- March 21: “Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority” In 1965, Patsy Takemoto Mink became the first woman of color in the United States Congress. Seven years later, she ran for the U.S. presidency and was the driving force behind Title IX, the landmark legislation that transformed women’s opportunities in higher education and athletics. (via WMM.com)
- March 28: “Mountains that Take Wing: Angela Davis & Yuri Kochiyama A Conversation on Life, Struggles & Liberation” Thirteen years, two radical activist all-stars-one conversation. Internationally renowned scholar, professor and writer Angela Davis and 89-year-old grassroots organizer and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Yuri Kochiyama have spent over a decade conversing intimately about personal histories and influences that shaped them and their overlapping experiences. “Mountains That Take Wing” offers the gift of these two remarkable women’s lives, sharing the pair’s recorded exchanges in 1996 and 2008.
- March 31: Women’s History Month Keynote Address, Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia Leah Ward Sears. Sears became the first African-American chief justice in the nation when she was appointed Georgia Supreme Court chief justice in 2005. She was the first woman and the youngest person to sit on the bench when she was appointed justice in 1992.
It’s now possible to check out Bulldog Bikes at one library and return to a different library.
As a refresher, here are the basics about the program:
- Once you are registered, you can check out a key from the library circulation desk just like you would a book.
- Helmets (they’re required) are also available if you do not have your own. (And, yes, we do spray them with disinfectant between uses.)
- Your key will have a number on it, and it unlocks the bike with the matching number.
- You may lock the bike to any bike rack during your travels, but you must lock the bike to one of the Bulldog Bikes racks when you are done.
- Bring the key (and helmet, if applicable) back to the circulation desk for check-in.
The University of Georgia units normally open on weekends, including the UGA Libraries & the Miller Learning Center, will open at noon Saturday.
The Russell Special Collections Libraries will be open 1-5 pm Saturday as usual.
Libraries units outside of Athens & affected by inclement weather will announce their hours.
The annual exhibit from the Civil War collections in the Hargrett Library this year will focus on the day-to-day lives of women and children, including enslaved women, who were trying to survive without the help of their husbands and sons who were off to war, or in some cases, had been killed.
Among the items on exhibit:
- Very rare letters written by Aggy Mills, a slave in the Howell Cobb Sr. household
- An account book of Mary Ann Lamar Cobb, which details the business of running a household, including clothing bought or made, and the contrasts with costs after the start of the war
- Letters from Mrs. Cobb to her son away at war, reporting on activities at home, including women devoting themselves to sewing uniforms for the soldiers
- A diary of Cyrena Bailey Stone, a Union sympathizer in Atlanta, She writes of food and clothing prices, hospital visits, Union shelling and diatribes against Confederate leaders
A display of women’s clothing from the UGA College and Family and Consumer Sciences Historic Clothing and Textiles Collection is included in the exhibit.
Through March 31.
The legacy of Dan Magill, longtime UGA tennis coach, sports information director and creator of the Bulldog clubs, is commemorated in an exhibit on view in the Rotunda of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries Jan. 25 through March 31.
Included in the display are materials donated to the Hargrett Rare and Manuscript Library by Magill’s family, and materials loaned to the Hargrett Library by the ITA Tennis Hall of Fame Museum.
Tennis rackets, rarely seen photographs, and ephemera from a life dedicated to the service of the University of Georgia make up the exhibit.
“Working on this exhibit was inspiring,” said Curator Jason Hasty. “Coach Magill’s legacy is unlike any other. He is one of the key figures in the history of collegiate tennis, but, outside of tennis, his contributions to his beloved alma mater are immeasurable. He is truly one of the most iconic figures ever associated with the university.”
The Main and Science Libraries will operate with reduced hours in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as follows:
Sunday, January 17 – 1PM to 9PM
Monday, January 18 – CLOSED
Regular semester hours will resume on Tuesday, January 19 – 7:30AM to 2AM.
In observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, the Miller Learning Center will close early at 7 p.m. on Saturday, January 16. The building will reopen January 19 at 7 a.m. and resume its 24-hour schedule. See mlc.uga.edu/about/hours for building hours.
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley
Call #: PR6116.U45 W26 2015 Main Library, 3rd floor.
“In 1883, Thaniel Steepleton returns to his tiny flat to find a gold pocketwatch on his pillow. But he has worse fears than generous burglars; he is a telegraphist at the Home Office, which has just received a threat for what could be the largest-scale Fenian bombing in history. When the watch saves Thaniel’s life in a blast that destroys Scotland Yard, he goes in search of its maker, Keita Mori–a kind, lonely immigrant who sweeps him into a new world of clockwork and music. Although Mori seems harmless at first, a chain of unexpected events soon proves that he must be hiding something. Meanwhile, Grace Carrow is sneaking into an Oxford library dressed as a man. A theoretical physicist, she is desperate to prove the existence of the luminiferous ether before her mother can force her to marry. As the lives of these three characters become entwined, events spiral out of control until Thaniel is torn between loyalties, futures and opposing geniuses.” – Publisher.
Know Your Beholder : A Novel by Adam Rapp.
Call #: PS3568.A6278 K67 2015 Main Library 3rd floor
“As winter deepens in snowbound Pollard, Illinois, thirty-something Francis Falbo is holed up in his attic apartment, recovering from a series of traumas: his mother’s death, his beloved wife’s desertion, and his once-ascendant rock band’s irreconcilable break-up. Francis hasn’t shaved in months, hasn’t so much as changed out of his bathrobe–’the uniform of a Life in Default’–for nine days. Other than the agoraphobia that continues to hold him hostage, all he has left is his childhood home, whose remaining rooms he rents to a cast of eccentric tenants, including a pair of former circus performers whose daughter has gone missing. The tight-knit community has already survived a blizzard, but there is more danger in store for the citizens of Pollard before summer arrives. Francis is himself caught up in these troubles as he becomes increasingly entangled in the affairs of others, with results that are by turns disastrous, hysterical, and ultimately healing.” – Publisher
Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving.
Call #: PS3559.R8 A95 2015 Main Library, 3rd floor
“Juan Diego–a fourteen-year-old boy, who was born and grew up in Mexico–has a thirteen-year-old sister. Her name is Lupe, and she thinks she sees what’s coming–specifically, her own future and her brother’s. Lupe is a mind reader; she doesn’t know what everyone is thinking, but she knows what most people are thinking. Regarding what has happened, as opposed to what will, Lupe is usually right about the past; without your telling her, she knows all the worst things that have happened to you. Lupe doesn’t know the future as accurately. But consider what a terrible burden it is, if you believe you know the future–especially your own future, or, even worse, the future of someone you love. What might a thirteen-year-old girl be driven to do, if she thought she could change the future? As an older man, Juan Diego will take a trip to the Philippines, but what travels with him are his dreams and memories; he is most alive in his childhood and early adolescence in Mexico. As we grow older–most of all, in what we remember and what we dream–we live in the past. Sometimes, we live more vividly in the past than in the present. Avenue of Mysteries is the story of what happens to Juan Diego in the Philippines, where what happened to him in the past–in Mexico–collides with his future” – Publisher