Exhibit explores football at UGA during World War II

Submitted by Jan Hebbard on Fri, 08/17/2018

Feature Graphic, Fighting Spirit exhibitAthens, Ga. -- As players and fans prepare for the start of a new football season, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library invites them to look back at seasons past in the new exhibit “Fighting Spirit: Wally Butts and UGA Football, 1939-1950.” Opening Friday, Aug. 31 in the Rotunda Gallery of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, the display will explore the team during the tumultuous years surrounding World War II.

Digital Library of Georgia announces subgrants to support projects

Submitted by cleveland on Tue, 08/07/2018

To broaden partner participation in the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG), DLG is soliciting proposals for historic digitization projects costing up to $7500 from non-profit Georgia cultural heritage institutions. Applicant organizations must be open to the public, and their collections must be available for public research either by appointment or through regular hours. Project metadata will be included in the DLG portal and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Projects may include the reformatting of textual materials (not including newspapers), graphic materials, or audio-visual materials. Applicants should have materials prepared for a project start date of January 1, 2019.

New Collection Open for Research

Submitted by Deborah on Mon, 08/06/2018

Image of St. Simons street plan from 1928
Plat of the East End Subdivision on St. Simons Island ca. 1928 

The Russell Library staff is pleased to announce the Alton H. Hopkins Collection of St. Simons Island Beach Case Records is now processed and opened. Researchers and others interested in civil litigation, property ownership, and private development along the Georgia coast will find this collection particularly useful. The Hopkins Collection contains materials related to a series of six court cases spanning from the late 1960s through the early 2000s. Holdings include legal briefs, contracts, exhibits, and court transcripts as well as correspondence, news clippings, and numerous maps, plats, drawings, and photographs.

Historical Savannah city maps available online

Submitted by cleveland on Wed, 08/01/2018

The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the availability of three new historical map collections from the City of Savannah Municipal Archives:- Record Series 3121-007, Engineering Department – General Maps, 1798-1961, no date,https://dlg.usg.edu/collection/gsg_edgm, which contains maps from 1798 to 1961 that illustrate Savannah property holdings, as well as land subdivision for City and private development. The maps also record property lines, right-of-ways, water and sewer lines, and street openings. Many maps include the names of property owners.

WRDW preserves video archives through UGA libraries

Submitted by cleveland on Wed, 08/01/2018

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
(News 12 First at 5)

ATHENS, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – Over the past 64 years, many of you or your family have appeared on News 12, as well as countless stories and events. All those memories are now being preserved for future generations.

The WRDW archives show everything from old anchor signoffs, to James Brown interviews, to Masters coverage decades back. Now, we’ve donated those tapes to the University of Georgia in hopes of preserving all our history.

Margaret Compton is a media archivist at UGA. Her job is to keep these cherished records safe for years to come.

“As stations have been saving their tape, that really compares to a family's home movies. The home movies of Augusta are at the TV station,” Compton explained the value, both educational and sentimental, of these ¾” tapes.

Break Hours - Main and Science Libraries

Submitted by MaryP on Tue, 07/31/2018

The Main and Science Libraries will be open with reduced hours from August 1 thru August 12. The break hours for the Main and Science Libraries are:

Wednesday, August 1 thru Friday, August 3 - 8am to 6pm

Saturday, August 4 - 10am to 6pm

Sunday, August 5 - The Libraries are closed

Monday, August 6 thru Friday August 10 - 8am to 6pm

Saturday, August 11 - 10am to 6pm

Sunday, August 12 - 1pm to 9pm

The Main and Science Libraries will begin regular Fall Semester hours on Monday, August 13.

Remembering Tom Crawford

Submitted by Deborah on Fri, 07/20/2018

Portrait of Crawford in 2017
Tom Crawford giving an oral history interview at the Russell Library in August 2017 

I met Tom Crawford on the third-floor landing of the Hull Street Parking Deck early one morning late last August. We had arrived almost simultaneously for our scheduled interview, and Tom had paused at the landing to knot his burgundy, patterned necktie. We walked together up the slope to Russell Special Collections Libraries building where we spent the remainder of the morning and early afternoon discussing history, politics, and the business of covering politics.