The Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) is pleased to announce the availability of the Henry L. Benning Civil War materials collection athttp://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/CollectionsA-Z/ghlb_search.html. The collection, which belongs to Columbus State University Archives, is available online thanks in part to the DLG's Competitive Digitization grant program, a funding opportunity intended to broaden DLG partner participation for statewide historic digitization projects.
“White Ribbon Army: Women’s Crusade Against the Saloon” takes a look at the Temperance Movement of the 19th century.
The exhibit, in the galleries of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library through May, draws material from several collections and is sponsored by the Lucy Hargrett Draper Center & Archives for the Study of the Rights of Women in History & Law (circa 1550-1920).
As the United States became urbanized and industrialized, many became concerned with social issues such as poverty and the perception of declining morals. A series of social and religious reforms, including the Temperance Movement, swept the country.
The 2018 UGA Women's History Month keynote address will be presented by Andrea J. Ritchie. Her talk is co-sponsored by the Lucy Hargrett Draper Center and Archives for the Study of the Rights of Women in History and Law.
Andrea Ritchie is a black lesbian immigrant and police misconduct attorney and organizer who has engaged in extensive research, writing, and advocacy around criminalization of women and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people of color over the past two decades. She recently published Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color now available from Beacon Press.
Ritchie is a nationally recognized expert and sought after commentator on policing issues.
She will speak March 1 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Russell Special Collections Libraries. It is open free to the public.
Flagpole Magazine, Athens' popular alternative newsweekly, is the latest addition to the Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (GHN), at https://gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/lccn/sn94029049/, part of the Digital Library of Georgia, based at the University of Georgia Libraries. The release of this new collection coincides with the 30th anniversary of Flagpole.
Athens is unique as a small college town that became nationally prominent in the 1980s thanks to the emergence of breakthrough local music acts that were initially popularized during college radio's heyday, and later gained traction on mainstream pop radio and MTV.
A popular exhibit of microphones has debuted online via the Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection. In displays at the Russell Special Collections Libraries room allows for only a portion of the Steele Microphone Collection but the online exhibit shows the entire collection and puts the microphones in more historical context.
In addition to a look at the advent of broadcasting history and evolution of the microphone, biographical information on the collection creator, the late James "Jim" U. Steele, is provided.
The University of Georgia will celebrate the second annual GIS Day 10 am - 2 pm Nov. 15.
The event will feature lightning talks on real-world GIS applications, UGA Map and Government Information Library tours, internship information, and free snacks. This year, the event will also feature a Mapathon and a Map Contest with prizes for the winners. The Mapathon will map Africa with PEPFAR in support of World AIDS Day. The Map Contest will judge student-produced maps on creativity, technicality, and clarity of content. To participate in the Mapathon, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or search for “UGA Mapathon Marathon” at www.Eventbrite.com. To sign up for the Map Contest, visit https://goo.gl/kJ8SF4.
A scholar of southern culture and two poets will come together Nov. 5 to discuss their craft and more at the Author Discussion Series, a moderated panel discussion and prelude to the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame induction ceremony Nov. 6.
Moderated by Hugh Ruppersburg, University Professor Emeritus, of the UGA English department, the discussion will take place at 5 p.m. in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. A reception will follow.
Amateur films and filmmaking will be the stars of the day Oct. 21 when National Home Movie Day 2017 will be observed in Athens at the UGA Special Collections Libraries.
National Home Movie Day is a worldwide celebration of amateur films and filmmaking, held annually in October. The event provides an opportunity for attendees to bring in their home movies, learn more about their own family films, how to care for films and videotapes, and how home movies have helped capture personal history.
The event will be 2-4 p.m. at the Richard b. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, 300 S. Hull Street, on the University of Georgia campus. Free parking is available in the Hull Street parking deck. This year’s event is being sponsored by the University of Georgia Libraries’ Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection.
Odum School of Ecology presents “Darwin, Odum, and Ecological Challenges for the 21st Century” on Sept. 14
The Odum School of Ecology kicks off a celebration of its tenth anniversary—and the fiftieth of its precursor, the Institute of Ecology—with a lecture, discussion and pair of exhibitions at the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library on Sept. 14 at 4:30 p.m. Featured speakers include Betty Jean Craige, University Professor of Comparative Literature Emerita and Director Emerita of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts; David C. Coleman, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Ecology; and James W. Porter, Meigs Professor of Ecology Emeritus.
Gold nuggets, historic maps, photographs, postcards and other artifacts help tell the story of Georgia’s antebellum gold rush – which preceded the frenzy in California by two decades – in an exhibit at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
Opening June 5, the exhibit features a complete set of Dahlonega Mint coins and illustrates how this early development of southern industrialization, while profitable, was also destructive as it remade local economies, societies, and environments. In pursuit of wealth, miners ripped apart stream beds and hillsides, cut down forests, and erected miles of wooden flumes and towns of wooden shacks. Public and private mints sprang up to transform precious metal into currency and, with the help of the state and federal governments, speculators obsessed with the prospect of riches drove the Cherokee from Georgia.