2018 class of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame announced

Submitted by cleveland on Thu, 01/11/2018

 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. 

Image Magazine Archive Now Available in Digital Library of Georgia

Submitted by amywatts on Wed, 01/10/2018

Image Magazine, one of the area's first African American lifestyle magazines, has been digitized thanks to a $5,000 grant awarded to The Athens-Clarke County by the Digital Library of Georgia.

Image Magazine was published by Dr. Robert Harrison from 1977 through 1980, and it covered the social life of the local African American community. Harrison donated every issue of the magazine to the Athens-Clarke County Library's Heritage Room earlier this year as part of the library's Common Heritage project.

Vintage Microphone Collection Now an Online Exhibit

Submitted by amywatts on Mon, 01/08/2018

Photo of a Western Electric microphoneThe 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.

HathiTrust at UGA

Submitted by knielsen on Fri, 01/05/2018

UGA is now a HathiTrust Digital Library partner institution.

HathiTrust preserves and provides access to content digitized from research library collections. “Full View” items may be viewed by anyone since they are no longer protected by copyright or have been given open access permission. “Limited (search only)” items are still under copyright protection. Although “Limited” items cannot be viewed online through the HathiTrust, you are searching their contents when you run a search.

UGA Libraries - Information for Graduating Students

Submitted by MaryP on Tue, 12/12/2017

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from the University of Georgia!

Before leaving campus, please check your library account and clear all outstanding obligations by doing the following:

  • Return all books (including GIL Express and Interlibrary Loan) before leaving campus even if they are not due.
  • Pay all fines and fees by cash, check, or credit card.

If you have any questions about your library account, please contact:

Papers of Thomas Carr, principle in Yazoo land fraud, digitized

Submitted by cleveland on Fri, 12/08/2017


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.”