Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Prominent Women Educators Headline Women’s History Month at UGA Special Collections Libraries

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The University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries will host a Native college president and a lauded Black history professor during Women’s History Month this March.

First, Dr. Sandra Boham, president of Salish Kootenai College and an accomplished leader in American Indian higher education, will present the annual Jeannette Rankin Legacy Lecture in honor of the nation’s first women in Congress. The free event will be held Wednesday March 13 at 3 p.m. and is sponsored by the Jeannette Rankin Foundation and the Russell Library for Political Research and Studies.

UGA Libraries Seed Grants Support Scholarship in the Humanities

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Three UGA professors have been named the inaugural recipients of UGA Libraries’ Fairchild-Holcomb Awards for Innovation in the Humanities. The seed grants, totaling $8,600, will kick-start projects aimed at creating educational materials and a podcast or documentary drawing upon archival materials from UGA’s Special Collections Libraries.

UGA Special Collections Archivist Recognized by Georgia Association of Museums

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UGA Special Collections Libraries were highlighted as part of the Georgia Association of Museums Conference, held in Athens this January.

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In addition to several workshops and tours hosted by our archivists, the conference featured Ryan Lewis, the Georgia Music Exhibit Coordinator for the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, as the keynote speaker for the event. 

UGA Libraries Welcomes New Leaders

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The University of Georgia Libraries are pleased to announce the naming of three new leaders who join University Librarian and Associate Provost Toby Graham in providing direction-setting and oversight for the libraries.

Newest to UGA is Sara Wright who started her role as Associate University Librarian for Learning Services and Academic Engagement in January. Wright formerly served as director of Cornell University’s Mann & Science Cluster Libraries, and her career at Cornell included stints as Academic Technology Librarian; Head of User Services and Engagement; and Head of Learning, Spaces, and Technology.

‘An art show or a science exhibit’: UGA Exhibit on Coral Displays History, Ecology of Ocean Creatures

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Part history lesson, part ecological treasure trove, a new exhibit on display at the University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries explores the marine lives of coral and the expeditions and efforts to document the curious creatures over centuries, from Darwin to modern day.

Applications Sought for Special Collections Libraries Fellows Program 2024

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The University of Georgia Libraries and the Center for Teaching and Learning invite full-time UGA faculty from all disciplines to apply to participate in the 2024 Special Collections Libraries Faculty Teaching Fellows program. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m., January 16, 2024.

Now in its tenth year, the program brings together a select group of UGA faculty to explore archives-based learning as a high-impact active learning practice through intensive workshops with specialists from the University’s three special collections units and representatives from the Center for Teaching and Learning. Seventy-five faculty from across campus have completed the program.

Community Invited to Free Events Celebrating Archaeology, UGA Athletics History

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Athens-area history buffs are invited to dig in to the University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries archives with two free community events planned for Saturday, Sept. 30.

The day begins with a Local History Expo at the Oconee County Library, featuring mementoes from UGA Athletics history, including items associated with the Georgia vs. Auburn rivalry to correspond to the football game scheduled for that day.

Georgia Writers Celebrated with Dinner, Reading at UGA Libraries

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Celebrate Georgia writers this fall with a reading from the author of Erasure or with a special Italian dinner with the author of Under the Tuscan Sun.

The University of Georgia Libraries will host the two newest members of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame with special events open to the community later this year. Novelist and cookbook author Frances Mayes will be a featured guest for a plated dinner Saturday, Oct. 28, and poet Percival Everett will read his award-winning work on Thursday, Nov. 2, both at the UGA Special Collections Libraries Building in Athens.

Vince Dooley’s Legacy on Display at UGA Special Collections Libraries

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The University of Georgia’s Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library is celebrating the life and career of late Georgia Football Head Coach and Athletic Director Vince Dooley this fall with a new museum exhibit, Legacy: Vince Dooley, 1932-2022. This display will open on Friday, Sept. 1, at the Special Collections Libraries Building on the University of Georgia campus, just in time for fans to celebrate the start of the 2023 football season.