Join us for a public reception in recognition of the new exhibit, "Saving Athens: Celebrating 50 Years of the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation" on Wednesday, July 19th from 12:00-2:00 p.m. in the rotunda of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. This exhibition highlights the history and work of the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation from its founding in 1967 to 2017. This display is one part of a larger series of events to be hosted throughout 2017 in celebration the 50th anniversary of this local preservation non-profit organization.
Events - Hargrett
Dr. Stephen Mihm of the UGA history department will speak on: "A nation of counterfeiters: capitalists, con men, and the making of the United States," in conjunction with the exhibit "Gold-digging in Georgia."
Dr. Drew Swanson, professor of history at Wright State University, will speak on "From Georgia to California and Back: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Southern Gold Miining" in conjunction with the exhibit "Gold-digging in Georgia: America’s First Gold Rush." A reception will follow.
This event is sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.
A family friendly event with tours of the "America's First Gold Rush" exhibit, craft activities, and scavenger hunts
The Hargrett Library and the ITA Men’s Tennis Hall of Fame will be co-hosting a panel discussion on the history of the NCAA Tennis Championships in Athens on Wednesday, May 3, at the UGA Richard B. Russell Special Collection Libraries.
Christine L. Williams, Professor of Sociology and the Elsie and Stanley E. Adams, Sr. Centennial Professor in Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin, is the 2017 keynote speaker. This year's theme is "Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business."
MADE IN L.A. follows the remarkable journey of three Latina immigrants working in L.A.'s garment factories and their long battle to bring a major clothing retailer to the negotiating table. (via PBS.org)
Equality Under the Law: History of the Equal Rights Amendment, an exhibit on the history of the Equal Rights Amendment will be on display in the galleries of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library Jan. 19-May 12.
When World War II broke out, reporter Martha Gellhorn was so determined to get to the front lines that she left husband Ernest Hemingway, never to be reunited. Ruth Cowan’s reporting was hampered by a bureau chief who refused to talk to her. Meanwhile, photojournalist Dickey Chappelle wanted to get so close to the action that she could feel bullets whizzing by.
MAGGIE GROWLS is a documentary film portrait by Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater of the amazing, canny, lusty, charming and unstoppable Maggie Kuhn (1905-1995), who founded the Gray Panthers in 1970 after being forced to retire from a job she loved. Her outrage and determination fueled a political chain reaction that forever changed the lives of older Americans, repealing mandatory retirement laws and proving that "old" is not a dirty word.
The annual display of the UGA Charter will be January 23rd through 27 to mark Founders' Day on Jan. 27, the anniversary of the document's signing. To protect the ink of the parchment manuscript from further fading it is displayed to the public only once a year in the Hargrett Library of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.