The 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”
“Necessary Words & Images: 70 Years of the Georgia Review,” narrates 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.
“Slavery at the University of Georgia,” researched and curated by Historic Preservation students enrolled in the course Public History and Technology, documents the history of slavery on the UGA campus. While the university itself did not own enslaved people, it did benefit from the institution of slavery by contributing to both the finances and the labor which founded and maintained the campus throughout the antebellum period.
“Equality Under the Law: History of the Equal Rights Amendment,” 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. This is an annual exhibit on women's history with materials drawn from the Lucy Hargrett Draper Center and Archives for the Study of the Rights of Women in History and Law, circa 1550-2050
“A Championship Tradition: The NCAA Tennis Tournament in Athens,” explores 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.
"The Art of the Press Kit," unpacks some of the unique artifacts received with Peabody Awards submissions from two recent television series, Mad Men and Doc McStuffins.. A press kit for a television or radio program is a physical embodiment of the qualities the program's creators feel are most essential to, or representative of, their work. It is designed to capture the imagination, to spark curiosity, to inspire and connect.
“Olympic Lens: Exploring the 1996 Atlanta Games” looks at the 1996 Olympic Games hosted in Atlanta, Georgia through the lens of the six key collecting areas of the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Each case in the exhibit focuses on a different element of the Games and considers the lasting impacts of each on the host city.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 706.542.5788. For more information about the Special Collections Libraries call 706.542.7123 or visit www.libs.uga.edu/scl