Due to inclement weather, the UGA Libraries are closed today, Wednesday, January 17th.
Special Collections News
The University of Georgia, including the Russell Special Collections Libraries, will be closed Monday, Jan. 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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 James U. Steele Vintage Broadcast Microphone Collection is one of the most comprehensive collections of American made microphones from the first half of the 20th century and it's now available to view online.
Since the birth of broadcast radio in 1906, the microphone has been the centerpiece of emerging technologies that allowed the human voice to be heard live by vast audiences. Many microphones became icons of the radio and television industry, including the RCA 44 and 77 series microphones which seemed ubiquitous in the early television era, and the Shure 55 series, dubbed “The Elvis Microphone” for its frequent appearance on stage with Elvis Presley.
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.
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.
When: 4:30-6:30pm, Thursday November 16th.
Where: Auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries at the University of Georgia
What happens when the documents that preserve our collective history are lost or excluded from the official record? A panel discussion Nov. 16 takes up this question and more in the context of U.S. Sen. Richard B. Russell’s role on the Warren Commission which investigated the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
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.
The U.S. in the First World War: Richard Shawn Faulkner – “Mud, Blood, and Dysentery: The Doughboy’s Life in Battle”
Richard Shawn Faulkner will give a talk on “Mud, Blood, and Dysentery: The Doughboy’s Life in Battle” as part of The U.S. in the First World War, a lecture series commemorating the centennial of the entrance of the United States into World War I, sponsored by the department of history and the Willson Center and the UGA Libraries. Faulkner will speak at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.