The Curriculum Materials Library will be closed Sunday & Monday, September 3rd & 4th, for the Labor Day Weekend. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday. For more hours information please see our hours page.
During the era of Prohibition Americans could no longer manufacture, sell, or transport intoxicating beverages. Spirited: Prohibition in America, a new exhibition opening Sept. 1 at the UGA Special Collections Libraries explores this tumultuous time in American history, when flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance lobbyists, and legends, such as Al Capone and Carrie Nation, took sides in this battle against the bottle.
Visitors will learn about the complex issues that led America to adopt Prohibition through the 18th Amendment to the Constitution in 1919 until its repeal through the 21st Amendment in 1933. The amendment process, the changing role of liquor in American culture, Prohibition’s impact on the roaring ‘20s, and the role of women, and how current liquor laws vary from state to state are among the topics addressed.
The formative years of UGA’s football program is the focus of a new exhibit, “Covered With Glory: Football at UGA, 1892-1917” this fall at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
Rarely seen artifacts and photographs from UGA’s earliest gridiron heroes are featured. Visitors will learn about: coaching legend Glenn ‘Pop’ Warner, the first UGA football coach to coach for more than one year; ‘War Eagle’ Ketron, who overcame parental objections to become one of Georgia’s greatest players of the 1900s; and Herty Field, the campus site of so many early battles. The tragic story of Von Gammon, a UGA football player whose death during a game against the University of Virginia in 1897 nearly ended the UGA football program, is highlighted.
Digital Library of Georgia received National Endowment for the Humanities grant to digitize newspapers
Within two years, the Digital Library of Georgia will digitize 100,000 more pages of Georgia historic newspapers, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
The DLG will receive $255,590 of the $39.3 million in grants being given for 245 humanities projects across the country. The newspapers selected for digitization will have been published prior to 1963 and will be part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program. The NDNP supports the creation of a national, digital resource of historically significant newspapers published between 1690 and 1963, from all states and U.S. territories. An advisory committee consisting of journalists, historians, librarians, and archivists will guide the selection of Georgia titles to be scanned.
The UGA Libraries begin their regular Fall Semester hours on Monday, August 14th. For a complete list of UGA Libraries' Hours and Locations, visit http://www.libs.uga.edu/locations
Main and Science Libraries' Hours:
Monday thru Thursday - 7:30am to 2am
Friday - 7:30am to 9pm
Saturday - 10am to 7pm
Sunday - 1pm to 2am
Saturday, August 5 - 10am to 6pm
Sunday, August 6 - CLOSED
Monday, August 7 thru Friday, August 11 - 8am to 6pm
Saturday, August 12 - 10am to 6pm
Sunday, August 13 - 1pm to 9pm
Fall Semester begins on Monday, August 14.
The Zell B. Miller Learning Center resumes its 24-hour schedule beginning Monday, August 14 at 7 a.m. We will remain open 24 hours through the end of finals on December 13, except for University Holidays. Check building hours at mlc.uga.edu/about/hours.
The Firebrand and the First Lady, a portrait of the friendship between the human rights activist Pauli Murray and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and Vagrant Nation, an examination of constitutional changes and their effect on the social reform movements of the 1960s, are winners of the 2017 Lillian Smith Book Awards.
Part of the AJC Decatur Book Festival, the Lillian Smith Book Awards will be presented Sept. 3 at 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Decatur Public Library.
If you're sending a little one off for the first day of school, the Curriculum Materials Library, 207 Aderhold Hall, has a collection of books to help ease fears and get new students off to a good start.
An extraordinary educator who took over operations of the family farm after his father 's death, Andrew Avery helped create the Decatur County Peanutorama, highlighting the crop and the surrounding county's contribution to its marketing.
Avery’s family has donated his papers to the University of Georgia Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, including correspondence, photographs, printed material, notes, legal documents, plats, and various ephemera. Of note is the scrapbook documenting farm improvements he made for the Atlanta Constitution's Plant-to-Prosper contest of 1938, which he won, as well as many photographs of schools he was involved with in southwest Georgia.