Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Special Collections Libraries to Host Spring Exhibits Reception

Submitted by Russell Library on Mon, 04/03/2017

spring exhibits reception logoThe Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries at the University of Georgia will host its bi-annual reception celebrating new exhibitions April 13 at
5:30 p.m. The event will include live music, spotlight tours, light refreshments and gallery games. The reception is free and open to the public.

Exhibitions highlighted are: “Necessary Words & Images: 70 Years of the Georgia Review,” “Slavery at the University of Georgia,” “Equality Under the Law: History of the Equal Rights Amendment,” “A Championship Tradition: The NCAA Tennis Tournament in Athens,” "The Art of the Press Kit," and “On the Stump: What Does it Take to Get Elected in Georgia?” and “Olympic Lens: Exploring the 1996 Atlanta Games”

Living Texts: a Symposium on the Book

Submitted by cleveland on Thu, 02/16/2017

Folksinger, scholar, and creative writer Dianne Dugaw, professor of English and Folklore at the University of Oregon, will give the keynote address at the Spring Book Symposium, "Living Texts" Feb. 23.

The symposium begins at 9:30 a.m. with UGA faculty participating in a roundtable discussion on "Making Archival Material Come Alive in the Classroom."

At 11 a.m., Dugaw, the author of books and articles on early modern and 18th-century literature and culture, especially exploring gender and sexuality in folksongs, literature, and history, will speak on "Fighting and Sailing Women in Anglo-American Prints, Songs, and History (1600--present)." 

A workshop with participants examining and discussing rare books will take place at 2 p.m. following a lunch break.

All events take place in Room 277 of the Russell Special Collections Libraries. 

Lillian E. Smith Symposium will examine the role of public art

Submitted by cleveland on Wed, 02/01/2017

The second Lillian E. Smith Symposium on Arts and Social Change will examine the role of public art—murals, graffiti, outdoor art installations, and more—as a form of cultural expression and inspiration for social justice.

The one-day conference will be held at Piedmont College in Athens on Saturday, March 18, and will include a panel discussion of artists moderated by author Barbara Brown Taylor. Registration is $45 and includes breakfast and a box lunch. For more information, visit piedmont.edu/symp or contact Craig Amason at 706-894-4204 or camason@piedmont.edu. The Piedmont campus is located at 595 Prince Avenue in Athens.

Speakers for the symposium will include

Exhibit: The NCAA Tennis Tournament in Athens

Submitted by cleveland on Fri, 01/27/2017

“A Championship Tradition: The NCAA Tennis Tournament in Athens,” an exhibit marking the 29th time the NCAA Tennis Tournament has been held in Athens since 1972, opens Jan. 27 at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. The exhibit is being co-sponsored by the ITA Tennis Hall of Fame at the University of Georgia.

This exhibit will explore the teams and players who have shaped the rich tradition of collegiate tennis in the Classic City through photographs and objects relating to the NCAA tournament using materials from archives of the UGA Athletic Association and the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Birth certificate of public higher ed in the U.S. on exhibit

Submitted by cleveland on Mon, 01/23/2017

The UGA charter is on display during Founders Week, now through January 27 in the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library gallery of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

The Charter of the University of Georgia is one of the most significant documents in the history of America . Dated January 27, 1785, nine years after the Declaration of Independence and two and a half before the Constitution of the United States, it marks the earliest American example of the putting into practice of the principle that education is the responsibility of the state and should be state controlled.

To protect the ink of the parchment manuscript from further fading it is displayed to the public only once a year, during Founders Day activities.

Happy 232nd birthday UGA!

Exhibit reflects on 70 years of The Georgia Review

Submitted by cleveland on Mon, 01/23/2017

The Georgia Review, the University of Georgia’s acclaimed literary magazine, is being feted on its 70th anniversary with an exhibit at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries through May 12.

“Necessary Words & Images” illustrates the history of The Georgia Review from its 1947 inception as a small regional magazine to its maturation as one of the country’s leading literary journals. The story is told through correspondence and other archival material from the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and from the Review’s archives.

In 1986 and again in 2007, the Review bested other finalists such as the New Yorker, Smithsonian, Vanity Fair, and the Atlantic to win a National Magazine Award. 

Equality Under the Law: History of the Equal Rights Amendment

Submitted by cleveland on Fri, 01/13/2017

An exhibit on the history of the Equal Rights Amendment will be on display at the Russell Special Collections Libraries Jan. 19-May 12. 

The exhibit documents the rights of women under the law from the 17th century to present with a focus on the state of Georgia. Highlights include original suffrage pennants and letters from Susan B. Anthony; the origins of the National Women's Party; ephemera from the ERA campaign at the local, state, and national level; and materials from the anti-ERA movement and Phyllis Schlafly.

Georgia Writers Hall of Fame Class of 2017 announced

Submitted by cleveland on Fri, 01/13/2017

A scholar of southern culture, two poets, and an historical novelist will be inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame at its 2017 ceremony in November.

Established by the University of Georgia Libraries in 2000, the hall seeks to honor Georgia writers past and present.

“It is always exciting to share the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame judges’ selections each year,” said P. Toby Graham, university librarian and associate provost. “And each year it is our privilege to remind Georgia readers of the wealth our state’s literary heritage.”

Judith Ortiz Cofer Memorial

Submitted by cleveland on Tue, 01/10/2017

The University of Georgia community will honor the life of Judith Ortiz Cofer, extraordinary writer, poet, teacher, colleague, and friend, Friday, Jan. 27 at 3 p.m.

The memorial service will be held at  the UGA Chapel, with a  reception to follow at Judith Ortiz CoferDemosthenian Hall.

For more information, contact Lisa Bayer, University of Georgia Press, 217-369-3166 or lbayer@uga.edu.