The University of Georgia, including the Russell Special Collections Libraries, will be closed Monday, Jan. 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Five authors comprise the 2018 class of Georgia Writers Hall of Fame inductees: Michael Bishop, Tayari Jones and Cynthia Shearer will be admitted at the November ceremony; Furman Bisher and Frances Newman will be honored posthumously.
The University of Georgia Libraries began in 2000 the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame to honor Georgia writers and to introduce the public to the library’s rich collections for research into Georgia literature and cultural history.The ceremony will be held in November, part of the UGA Spotlight on the Arts festival.
The Russell Special Collections Libraries will be closed for winter break beginning Saturday, Dec. 23. The Libraries, along with the rest of the University of Georgia, will re-open Jan. 2.
The Yazoo land fraud was “one of the most significant events in the post–Revolutionary War history of Georgia,” according to its entry in the New Georgia Encyclopedia written by Chris Dobbs. “The bizarre climax to a decade of frenzied speculation in the state's public lands, the Yazoo sale of 1795 did much to shape Georgia politics and to strain relations with the federal government for a generation.”
Rebecca Latimer Felton (1835-1930), a Georgia native, is best known as the first woman to hold a U.S. Senate seat but it is her speeches and writings on behalf of Progressive Era reforms, especially women’s rights, that cement her legacy.
Four writers hailing from Georgia will be inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame Nov. 6 at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.
James Cobb, Alfred Corn. Kevin Young and the late Eugenia Price will be honored, beginning at 10 a.m.
A scholar of southern culture and two poets will come together Nov. 5 to discuss their craft and more at the Author Discussion Series, a moderated panel discussion and prelude to the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame induction ceremony Nov. 6.
Moderated by Hugh Ruppersburg, University Professor Emeritus, of the UGA English department, the discussion will take place at 5 p.m. in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. A reception will follow.
Amateur films and filmmaking will be the stars of the day Oct. 21 when National Home Movie Day 2017 will be observed in Athens at the UGA Special Collections Libraries.
National Home Movie Day is a worldwide celebration of amateur films and filmmaking, held annually in October. The event provides an opportunity for attendees to bring in their home movies, learn more about their own family films, how to care for films and videotapes, and how home movies have helped capture personal history.
The event will be 2-4 p.m. at the Richard b. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, 300 S. Hull Street, on the University of Georgia campus. Free parking is available in the Hull Street parking deck. This year’s event is being sponsored by the University of Georgia Libraries’ Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection.
Odum School of Ecology presents “Darwin, Odum, and Ecological Challenges for the 21st Century” on Sept. 14
The Odum School of Ecology kicks off a celebration of its tenth anniversary—and the fiftieth of its precursor, the Institute of Ecology—with a lecture, discussion and pair of exhibitions at the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library on Sept. 14 at 4:30 p.m. Featured speakers include Betty Jean Craige, University Professor of Comparative Literature Emerita and Director Emerita of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts; David C. Coleman, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Ecology; and James W. Porter, Meigs Professor of Ecology Emeritus.
The formative years of UGA’s football program is the focus of a new exhibit, “Covered With Glory: Football at UGA, 1892-1917” this fall at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
Rarely seen artifacts and photographs from UGA’s earliest gridiron heroes are featured. Visitors will learn about: coaching legend Glenn ‘Pop’ Warner, the first UGA football coach to coach for more than one year; ‘War Eagle’ Ketron, who overcame parental objections to become one of Georgia’s greatest players of the 1900s; and Herty Field, the campus site of so many early battles. The tragic story of Von Gammon, a UGA football player whose death during a game against the University of Virginia in 1897 nearly ended the UGA football program, is highlighted.