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.

Graduating Students – UGA Libraries’ Checklist

July 24, 2014 – 3:42 PM - maryp

Before leaving campus, please check your library account and clear all outstanding obligations. Here’s how:

  • Check your “My Account “ record online.
  • Return all books before you leave campus, even if they are not due.
  • Pay all fines and fees. You may pay by cash, check, or credit card.

Records with outstanding library obligations will be blocked with the Registrar.

If you have any questions about your library account, please contact:

Access Services – Main Library

  • 706-542-3256
  • maincirc@uga.edu

Access Services – Science Library

  • 706-542-4535
  • science@uga.edu

After graduating, you will be eligible to borrow books from the UGA Libraries through the following programs:

These programs do not allow access to online databases or the GALILEO password.

Information about Graduation and Records may be found at the Office of the Registrar’s web page.



Jack Leigh Collection items on exhibit

July 23, 2014 – 4:03 PM - Jean Cleveland

The current exhibition at the Savannah College of Art & Design, “Jack Leigh: Full Circle, Low Country Photographs, 1972-2004,” features photographs and other materials on loan from his collection at UGA’s Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

The exhibition is the first museum survey of work by the acclaimed Savannah-based photographer since his death 10 years ago. In addition to exploring Leigh’s documentation of low-country terrain and traditions, the exhibition traces threads of influence in his career.

Leigh is perhaps best known for his photograph “Midnight,” which depicts the “Bird Girl” stature in Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery. The image was commissioned by Random House for the cover of John Berendt’s novel, “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.” Leigh’s cover photograph became inextricably tied to the success of the novel, bringing Leigh international acclaim. Included in the loan from Hargrett is Leigh’s “test print” of the photo which illustrates how he created the famous image.

Leigh began his photography career in 1972 following studies at UGA. He was the author of six highly acclaimed books of photography. Leigh died in 2004.




Georgia Music Hall of Fame poster collection now open

July 23, 2014 – 2:11 PM - Jean Cleveland



The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library is pleased to announce the opening of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Collection, Series 2: Posters. The series consists of several hundred wall posters, flyers, album flats, and promotional displays for a wide range of artists with connections to Georgia. The majority of posters feature individual artists and groups, promoting their albums and tours. Notable items include an original 1965 Otis Redding promo poster for his single, “Respect,” a 1969 Atlanta International Pop Festival poster, and posters of Athens luminaries like R.E.M. and the B-52s. The posters are just one of several series that comprise the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Collection, which will gradually become available to the public as the processing of materials continues.



The Battle of Atlanta, 150 years ago today

July 22, 2014 – 5:02 PM - Jean Cleveland



On July 20, 1864, Gen. William T. Sherman’s Union soldiers won a hard-fought battle at Peachtree Creek, taking control of present-day Buckhead and continuing their determined march toward Atlanta. Rebel Gen. John Bell Hood’s forces proved formidable in subsequent engagements, including the Battle of Atlanta on July 22 (the battle depicted at the Atlanta Cyclorama at Grant Park). Sherman decided to cut the rail lines into Atlanta, cutting off supplies and forcing the Confederates to abandon the city. At the end of the month Hood continued to hold the Union forces at bay, but the Confederacy had suffered heavy losses.


Before the war,  Sherman’s mapmaker, George N. Barnard, developed an interest in the new medium of photography and was hired to document the war. In Atlanta, Barnard photographed Confederate forts, rail yards and street views. In this photo, Barnard captured one of Hood’s ordnance trains being destroyed. His prints “illustrate a landscape of trees shorn by gunfire and cities of empty streets and ruined buildings, an eerie and mute testament to the brutal power of war,” according to the New Georgia Encyclopedia. (www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/)

The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript currently has a number of Barnard’s prints on display as part of its annual exhibit on the Civil War. The Hargrett has more than 500 collections documenting the Civil War experience in Georgia and available for research at the UGA Special Collections Libraries.


Special Collections database will be unavailable Friday night

July 16, 2014 – 12:40 PM - Jean Cleveland

Beginning on Friday, July 18th from 9 PM EDT to 1 AM EDT Aeon will be performing maintenance on its database server for the Special Collections Libraries and it may be unavailable. This is necessary to apply new updates to the server.

BrowZine: browse journals on your tablet or phone

July 15, 2014 – 5:09 PM - Kristin Nielsen

The UGA Libraries introduce BrowZine, an app that lets you download and read many of our scholarly journals on your mobile device. Use BrowZine to customize a newsstand of key journals for current awareness browsing on iPads, Android tablets, and iPhones (Android phones coming soon).

With BrowZine you can:

  • Browse journals by subject or search by title
  • Save journals and articles to a customized bookshelf
  • Receive alerts when new issues are available
  • Email and share journal articles
  • Save to RefWorks, Zotero, or Mendeley

BrowZine is a new product that’s adding publishers and journals regularly. Download the app here http://ow.ly/zc6uL, or go to the Apple App Store, Google Play or Amazon Appstore. Choose “University of Georgia” and login with your MyID and password. BrowZine is free to UGA faculty, staff, and students.

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