Hargrett Library Opens Four Broadcasting and Journalism Collections

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 - Renna Tuten

The Hargrett Library is pleased to announce four new broadcasting and journalism collections: Sidney Pike papers Sidney Pike's (b. 1927) career in television began with producing and directing baseball programming for Boston's WBZ-TV and WHDH-TV for 17 years. During his tenure at WHDH, Pike also produced a documentary, "American Way of Life," ...

Special Collections Libraries Host Faculty Open House April 17th

Monday, April 8th, 2013 - Richard B. Russell Library

The Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries will celebrate its first anniversary with an open house for university faculty. Scheduled for 2-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, the event will spotlight faculty members who have formed innovative collaborations with the Special Collections Libraries and showcase the exhibits and collections of the ...

UGA Special Collections Libraries Launch Community Docent Program

Friday, January 4th, 2013 - Richard B. Russell Library

The University of Georgia’s Richard B. Russell Building for Special Collections Libraries is now accepting applications for participants in its docent program. The Docent Corps is a skilled group of volunteers who provide tours of the library galleries to visitors, ranging from fifth graders to adults. Docents are trained to ...

Gone With The Wind turns 75!

Thursday, June 30th, 2011 - Jean Cleveland

June 30 marks the 75th anniversary of the publication of Gone With The Wind, the Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller penned by Atlanta native Margaret Mitchell. This spring has seen numerous events in Georgia to commemorate the event. The University of Georgia Libraries, which hold the largest collection of Mitchell personal papers, memorabilia ...

Special Collections Libraries to Close for Move, Fall 2011

Monday, June 13th, 2011 - Jean Cleveland

During the fall of 2011, the UGA Libraries’ three special collections libraries will relocate from the Main Library to the new Special Collections Libraries building currently under construction at 300 Hull Street. The move will result in delays in using materials held by the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Richard ...

GA Writers Hall of Fame events

Friday, March 18th, 2011 - Jean Cleveland

Melissa Faye Greene and UGA alumna Natasha Trethewey, along with posthumous honorees UGA English professor James Kilgo and songwriter Johnny Mercer, will be inducted into the 2011 Georgia Writers Hall of Fame during a ceremony Tuesday, March 22 at 10:00 a.m. in the Rotunda of the UGA Miller Learning Center. Greene ...

Brooks to Receive Gov’s Award in the Humanities

Monday, May 10th, 2010 - Jean Cleveland

Mary Ellen Brooks, director emerita of the University of Georgia’s Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, will received a Governor’s Award in the Humanities May 11 in Atlanta. Citing her “indefatigable energy,” “amazing degree of knowledge about the history of Georgia and its authors” and calling her “one of our ...

Brooks to receive humanities award

Monday, April 12th, 2010 - Jean Cleveland

Mary Ellen Brooks, director emerita of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, will be given a Governor's Award in the Humanities at the 25th awards luncheon Tuesday, May 11 at the Old Georgia Railroad Freight Depot in downtown Atlanta! The day will begin at 10:30 a.m. with the Annual ...

GWHF inductees announced

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 - Jean Cleveland

Two members of the University of Georgia faculty and staff, Judith Ortiz Cofer and Philip Lee Williams, are among the 2010 inductees into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. Other inductees are Georgia Douglas Camp Johnson (1886-1966) and Walter Francis White (1893-1955). The 2010 honorees will be inducted into the ...