“Vince Dooley: A Retrospective, 1954 -1988.”

August 13, 2014 – 9:48 AM - Jean Cleveland
Vince Dooley and legendary Alabama Coach "Bear" Bryant

Vince Dooley and legendary Alabama Coach “Bear” Bryant

A look at former University of Georgia head football Coach Vince Dooley’s career opens Aug. 29 at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

Photos, playbooks, original artwork by Bulldog favorite Jack Davis and commemorative items are among the memorabilia on display to celebrate Dooley’s status as one of the most successful college football coaches in “Vince Dooley: A Retrospective, 1954 -1988.” The items are from the archives of the UGA Athletic Association, housed at University Archives, a part of the special collections libraries.

Guided tours of the Dooley retrospective and the special collections galleries will be offered at 2 p.m. each Friday before home football games: Aug. 29, Sept. 19 and 26, Oct. 3 and 31, Nov. 14, 21 and 28.

Dooley’s last game, on Jan. 1, 1989, in the Gator Bowl against Michigan State, was his 201st victory. His final record as coach was 201 wins, 77 losses, and 10 ties. He also won six SEC titles and one national championship. At the time of his retirement, Coach Dooley had the third most wins of any active college football coach. He served as Athletic Director, a position he held since 1979, until retiring in 2004.

The most visible change Coach Dooley made to the Georgia program upon his arrival in Athens was to redesign the uniform. He replaced the older style Georgia uniform of a silver helmet, red jersey, and silver ‘britches’ with a more modern design of a red helmet with a black ‘G’ set against a white background, red home game jersey or a white away game jersey, and white pants. The silver britches would replace the white britches starting with the 1980 season. This look is, with only minor variation, the same uniform the Georgia team wears today and has become one of the most recognized symbols of the University of Georgia.

A fixture in Athens for 50 years, Dooley made his mark early on. On Sept. 18, 1965, Dooley, in his second season as a head coach, led the Bulldogs in an upset victory over the defending national champion Alabama Crimson Tide, led by Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant. The Crimson Tide had not lost a regular season game since Nov. 30, 1963. Though the Bulldogs ended the 1965 season with a record of six wins and four losses, they were poised to win the Southeastern Conference Championship twice in the next three years.

In 1988, Dooley and his wife, Barbara, established the Dooley Library Endowment Fund with a personal gift of $100,000. Under his leadership, the fund raised more than $2.3 million.

“The breadth of his career is impressive, as is how successful he’s been in his endeavors both on and off the field,” said Jason Hasty of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library who curated the exhibit. “Just as impressive, though, is how committed he is to education, his own continuing education and intellectual pursuits and, through the Vincent J. Dooley Library Endowment Fund, supporting the education of others.”

“I have had the good fortune of university life for some 60 years, combing both my time at Auburn University and the University of Georgia,” Dooley has said. “This lengthy academic environment has given me a real appreciation of the joy of learning…”

Dooley holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history. In addition to several football-related books, Dooley has written a book about his well-known avocation, gardening.

“A coach is first and foremost a teacher,” according to Dooley,” and he must constantly strive to improve his teaching techniques.”

The Russell Special Collections Libraries are open free to the public Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays (except on home football gamedays) from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Parking is available in the adjacent Hull Street Deck.

Graduate Student Open Houses today, 8/13

August 13, 2014 – 7:45 AM - Kristin Nielsen

What: Library Open Houses for Graduate Students

When: Wednesday, August 13 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Where:  Main Library (North Campus at the end of the quad)
and Science Library (South Campus inside Boyd Graduate Studies)

Get your academic year off to a great start! Have an afternoon snack and meet your librarians.  Learn about key resources in your field, what you can borrow (including DVDs and puppets), getting materials from other libraries, using EndNote and Refworks to organize and format your citations, finding study spaces, and the unique collections in the Special Collections Libraries, the Brown Media Archives and the Map & Government Information Library.

Plus: Raffle prizes!

Drop in anytime between 2:00 and 4:00. We look forward to meeting you.

GALILEO@UGA Gets a New Look!

August 11, 2014 – 4:33 PM - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

We have updated GALILEO@UGA to incorporate more guidance for users. You will still find the familiar lists of databases for different subject areas, along with the A-Z list of databases and the database name search.

But we have added some things to make GALILEO@UGA more useful:

– Class-Specific Research Guides: Librarians often create research guides for specific classes. You can now access these guides from the right of the GALILEO@UGA home page. They are organized by course code.

– “How To” Guides: Ever wondered how to find different types of materials, such as government documents or videos, or how to search for primary sources or book reviews? Confused about EndNote or Refworks? This collections of guides has the answers to these issues and more!

– The popular “Multi-Search” search box – which you can also find on the Libraries’ home page – which searches over 100 GALILEO databases at once, plus the GIL library catalog.

We hope you find the new GALILEO@UGA useful! If you have any questions or comments, please email us at libweb@uga.edu

Aug. 23rd: UGA Libraries celebrate 75th anniversary of GWTW premiere

August 11, 2014 – 4:23 PM - Jean Cleveland

The opening of a major exhibit, an afternoon of engaging talks and a reception are among the events Aug. 23 at the University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the premiere of Gone With the Wind.

The occasion begins at 2 p.m. with exhibit tours led by Mary Ellen Brooks, director emeritus of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and curator of the exhibit on the life of the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The UGA Libraries has the largest collection of Mitchell personal papers and other materials in the country, donated by Mitchell’s brother, Stephens Mitchell. The exhibit will remain on display through the end of the year.

Other events scheduled:

  • “These Movie People are Crazy as Bedbugs,” a talk by John Wiley, author and editor of the The Scarlett Letter, 3 p.m.
  • “Look what The Wind Blew In! Behind the Scenes Letters of Margaret Mitchell and Her Friends,” a glimpse into the private life of the Atlanta author, 4 p.m.
  • Wiley and Brooks also will offer tributes to the late Herb Bridges of Coweta County, who, at one time, had the largest collection of Gone With the Wind movie memorabilia and was a popular speaker on the topic, 5 p.m.
  • A reception will conclude the afternoon.

Cost for the event is $50 per person. Register online at: https://gail.uga.edu/events/libs/gone-with-the-wind-exhibit-opening or call Leandra Nessel at (706) 542-3879.

Parking is available in the Hull Street Deck, immediately adjacent to the Russell Building, 300 S. Hull St.

2014 Lillian Smith Book Award winners announced

August 11, 2014 – 4:09 PM - Jean Cleveland

Winners of the 2014 Lillian Smith Book Awards will be honored Aug. 31 at the Decatur Book Festival.

In Peace and Freedom; My Journey in Selma by Bernard LaFayette Jr. and Kathryn Lee Johnson and We Shall Not Be Moved; The Jackson Woolworth’s Sit-In and the Movement It Inspired by M. J. O’Brien were chosen from 39 books submitted for consideration.

The awards will be made at 2:30 p.m. at the Decatur Library.

Bernard LaFayette Jr. is Distinguished Senior Scholar-in-Residence at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University and chair of the National Board of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). He was a cofounder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), a leader in the Nashville lunch counter sit-ins, a Freedom Rider, an associate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), and the national coordinator of the Poor People’s Campaign. At 22, he assumed the directorship of the Alabama Voter Registration Project in Selma—a city that had previously been removed from the organization’s list due to the dangers of operating there. Kathryn Lee Johnson teaches in the School of Education at the University of Rhode Island. She has authored several books for educators on teaching, writing, and developing independent study skills.

M. J. O’Brien of Vienna, Virginia, is a writer and researcher who served for 25 years as the chief communications and public relations officer for a national not-for-profit cooperative.

The University of Georgia Libraries sponsors the awards, in partnership with the Southern Regional Council and the Georgia Center for the Book. UGA’s Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library holds Smith’s personal papers, letters and manuscripts. She was an inaugural member of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, based at the Hargrett Library.

The Southern Regional Council was founded in 1919 to combat racial injustice in the South. SRC initiated the Lillian Smith Book Awards shortly after Smith’s death in 1966 to recognize authors whose writing extends the legacy of the outspoken writer, educator and socialcritic who challenged her fellow Southerners and all Americans on issues of social and racial justice.

New Installation Connects Gallery Visitors to SoundCloud

August 7, 2014 – 10:14 AM - Richard B. Russell Library

The History Lives Showcase Gallery occupies the central portion of the Russell Library’s exhibit space inside the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. The gallery features materials drawn from the Russell Library’s collections and highlights six key collecting areas: Politics, Social Relations, Public Good, Environment, Economy, Peace and War. The contents of these cases rotate every six to twelve months and offer visitors a sample of the kind of documents and objects found in the archival collections.

View of Politics of Peace and War case, part of the Showcase Gallery

View of Politics of Peace and War case, part of the Showcase Gallery

Beginning in August 2014 the cases will showcase a selection of editorial cartoons drawn from the Clifford H. (Baldy) Baldowski Editorial Cartoon Collection. The cartoons have been matched with the library’s six collecting areas to spotlight stories connected to each of the “politics” areas.

In addition to selecting which cartoons to display, student curator Kaylynn Washnock also sorted through hours of the Russell Library’s oral history recordings to find six audio clips that connect with the cartoons on display. The clips were selected from a variety of collections including the Reflections on Georgia Politics Series, The First Person Project, and The Georgia Environmental Oral History Project – all ongoing initiatives of the Russell Library’s Oral History and Media Unit. The clips have been compiled into a playlist on the Russell Library’s SoundCloud page.

Signage in the gallery space provides a QR code which, when scanned, will connect a visitor directly to the SoundCloud playlist of audio clips. You blog readers can play these clips directly from the embedded link below! We hope visitors will enjoy this playlist either while they tour the gallery space or from the comfort of their personal computer. Our staff hopes this experiment in the gallery gives visitors a greater sense of the breadth of oral history collections at the library and a quick look into some of the most recent interviews conducted by the Oral History and Media Unit team, Callie Holmes and Christian Lopez.

The Russell Library Gallery is free and open to the public weekday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 1-5 p.m. For more information on the exhibit, email russlib@uga.edu or call (706) 542-5788.

Powell A. Moore Papers Now Open at Russell Library

August 7, 2014 – 10:06 AM - Richard B. Russell Library

Powell Moore in his office during the Nixon administration, circa 1974

Powell Moore in his office during the Nixon administration, circa 1974

The Richard B. Russell Library is pleased to announce that the Powell A. Moore Papers are now open for research. The papers capture Moore’s nearly five-decade career involved in legislative affairs, public policy and international relations within the federal government and the private sector By virtue of his various positions, Moore corresponded and interacted with a wide range of individuals at different levels of the government, including prominent U.S. Senators, and clients in the private sector, from international corporations to foreign governments. His correspondence also documents the myriad of professional and personal inquiries and requests he received. Moore retained a wealth of documentation related to the man who gave him his start in Washington, Senator Richard B. Russell. Moore’s papers also feature information related to the many congressional delegations he accompanied abroad during his tenure. The papers include reports, news clippings, invitations, program materials, artifacts and audiovisual materials related to his work and to numerous presidential campaigns, conventions and inaugurations from 1972 to 2009. Photographs feature portraits of well-known Georgia and national political figures and other images, including six United States Presidents.

Moore’s earliest government service was in the U.S. Army. Part of that time he was stationed in Germany, during the construction of the Berlin Wall, which he credits for his developing an affinity with the Republican Party. The opportunity that brought him to Washington, D.C., in 1966 was his work as press secretary for Senator Richard B. Russell. Moore’s papers go beyond documenting his working relationship with the Senator and also chronicle the period surrounding Senator Russell’s passing. Moore’s life-long interest in Senator Russell’s life and accomplishments is evidenced in the material from dedications and events that have helped keep Senator Russell’s legacy alive.

Moore went on to be part of four presidential administrations. During the Nixon administration he was Public Information Officer in the Office of Attorney General within the Department of Justice. Moore was part of the Committee to Reelect the President during the 1972 campaign and was later the Director of Press Relations for the Inaugural Committee.

During Nixon’s second term and into the early part of Ford’s term, Moore was Deputy Special Assistant to the President in the Congressional Relations Office. Moore did not remain a “Nixon leftover” for long as he left the federal government to start his own consulting firm, Powell Moore & Company, to advise and represent a variety of clients. After six years, he re-entered government service under the Reagan administration. First he was appointed Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs in 1981. Moore oversaw the Senate confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor while holding this position. He later was appointed Assistant Secretary of State for Intergovernmental and Legislative Affairs.

Towards the end of 1983, Moore left the Reagan administration to become Vice President for Legislative Affairs for the Lockheed Corporation. He went back to consulting from 1985 to 1998, working for Ginn, Edington, Moore, and Wade; Capitoline International Group; and Global USA. In 1998 he returned to federal government service once again to become Chief of Staff for Senator Fred Thompson.

Powell Moore serving as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs in the George W. Bush administration, May 2001

Powell Moore serving as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs in the George W. Bush administration, May 2001

Moore became part of a fourth presidential administration when he was appointed Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs during George W. Bush’s first term. During this period, he received the Defense Department’s Medal for Distinguished Public Service. He went on to become the Managing Director for Federal Government Relations for McKenna, Long & Aldridge. In 2006, Moore became the Representative of the U.S. Secretary of Defense to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Vienna, Austria. In 2010, he joined Venable LLP.

Moore was born on January 5, 1938, in Milledgeville, Georgia. He is a graduate of Georgia Military College and was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia. Moore remained an active alumnus of both institutions and received a number of honors from them throughout his career. He was editor of the Milledgeville newspaper, The Union-Recorder, and worked for Southern Natural Gas before working for Senator Russell. Throughout his life he has been involved in a number of civic activities. He currently works as a consultant and lives with his wife, Pamla, in Washington, D.C. Together they have two sons and two daughters.

Moore was interviewed for the Reflections on Georgia Politics oral history series in December 2009. You can view the ROGP interview below through the Russell Library’s YouTube channel. To read the interview transcript, visit: http://podcaster.gcsu.edu/podcastdata/UGA/Channel_14896/podcast_2433199/2433199.pdf

The Richard B. Russell Library is open for research from 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday (with the exception of University of Georgia holidays). For more information on this and other collections call (706) 542-5788, email russlib@uga.edu, or visit www.libs.uga.edu/russell.

Post by Mark Walters, Political Papers Processing Intern, Russell Library

Graduate Student Open Houses August 13

August 4, 2014 – 6:00 AM - Kristin Nielsen

Are you a new or returning graduate student?

The UGA Libraries are holding open houses especially for graduate students on Wednesday, August 13 between 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Meet your librarians, learn about key resources, and tour the buildings. Representatives from various Libraries’ departments and collections will be available to answer questions and demonstrate research tools including the GIL catalog, GALILEO system of research databases, Aeon Special Collections database, and the citation management tools EndNote and RefWorks.

Also: door prizes and light refreshments!

Stop by anytime:

Main Library (North Campus at the end of the quad)
Science Library (South Campus inside Boyd Graduate Studies)


Intersession Hours – Main and Science Libraries

August 1, 2014 – 4:12 PM - maryp

Beginning this weekend, the Main and Science Libraries will operate on Intersession hours:

Saturday, August 2 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 3 The Libraries are closed
Monday, August 4 thru Friday, August 8 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 9 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 10 The Libraries are closed
Monday, August 11 thru Friday, August 15 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 16 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p,m.
Sunday, August 17 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Fall Semester begins on Monday, August 18, 2014

MLC Tech Lending Suspended Aug 4-17

August 1, 2014 – 9:56 AM - amber

To perform inventory and revise policies and procedures, technology lending will be suspended during the intersession before the start of Fall semester (Aug. 4 – Aug. 17).  Lending will resume on the first day of classes, Aug. 18. These two weeks represent necessary downtime to add new equipment to the system and perform repairs and maintenance on our current equipment.