Georgia HomePLACE, the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG), and the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System are pleased to announce the addition of over 10,000 digitized pages of African American funeral programs to the Augusta Public Library’s Eula M. Ramsey Johnson Memorial Funeral Program Collection. Spanning 1933-2017 and consisting of over 3,000 programs, the digital collection provides both a rich source of genealogical information and local history about the African American community. Programs are freely available online through the DLG.
The 2018 UGA Women's History Month keynote address will be presented by Andrea J. Ritchie. Her talk is co-sponsored by the Lucy Hargrett Draper Center and Archives for the Study of the Rights of Women in History and Law.
Andrea Ritchie is a black lesbian immigrant and police misconduct attorney and organizer who has engaged in extensive research, writing, and advocacy around criminalization of women and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people of color over the past two decades. She recently published Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color now available from Beacon Press.
Ritchie is a nationally recognized expert and sought after commentator on policing issues.
She will speak March 1 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Russell Special Collections Libraries. It is open free to the public.
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.
Flagpole Magazine, Athens' popular alternative newsweekly, is the latest addition to the Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (GHN), at https://gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/lccn/sn94029049/, part of the Digital Library of Georgia, based at the University of Georgia Libraries. The release of this new collection coincides with the 30th anniversary of Flagpole.
Athens is unique as a small college town that became nationally prominent in the 1980s thanks to the emergence of breakthrough local music acts that were initially popularized during college radio's heyday, and later gained traction on mainstream pop radio and MTV.
A popular exhibit of microphones has debuted online via the Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection. In displays at the Russell Special Collections Libraries room allows for only a portion of the Steele Microphone Collection but the online exhibit shows the entire collection and puts the microphones in more historical context.
In addition to a look at the advent of broadcasting history and evolution of the microphone, biographical information on the collection creator, the late James "Jim" U. Steele, is provided.
The University of Georgia will celebrate the second annual GIS Day 10 am - 2 pm Nov. 15.
The event will feature lightning talks on real-world GIS applications, UGA Map and Government Information Library tours, internship information, and free snacks. This year, the event will also feature a Mapathon and a Map Contest with prizes for the winners. The Mapathon will map Africa with PEPFAR in support of World AIDS Day. The Map Contest will judge student-produced maps on creativity, technicality, and clarity of content. To participate in the Mapathon, contact email@example.com or search for “UGA Mapathon Marathon” at www.Eventbrite.com. To sign up for the Map Contest, visit https://goo.gl/kJ8SF4.
A collection of photographs documenting a variety of methods used by farmers and soil conservation scientists and engineers to prevent soil erosion have been added to the Digital Library of Georgia. Funding for this project was provided by Georgia HomePLACE, a unit of the Georgia Public Library Service.
The new collection, USDA Photo Collection, Columbia County, Georgia, is available at http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/CollectionsA-Z/usdapc_search.html, and was made possible through a partnership between the Digital Library of Georgia, GeorgiaHomePLACE and the Columbia County Library in Evans, Georgia.
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.
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