The UGA Russell Special Collections Libraries will be closed Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will be open Sat., Jan. 14 from 1-5 p.m. and re-open Tuesday at 8 a.m.
Special Collections News
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.
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.”
Cinema Politique, a program which aims to introduce and discuss international and national political developments on the basis of documentaries and movies, will begin a trial run at the University of Georgia Jan. 18.
Led by Cas Mudde of the School of Public and International Affairs, and Mary Miller, Peabody Awards Collection archivist with the UGA Libraries, the series will draw largely from the vast Peabody Awards Collection, and will take place once a month. A UGA faculty member will introduce each film, lead a discussion afterwards and make additional reading suggestions. January’s selection is the 1939 classic Mr. Smith Goes To Washington.