Archivists Help High School Students Discover History in their Hometown

Submitted by Camie on Fri, 12/03/2021

When Jennifer Tesler started teaching her students about the Harlem Renaissance, she couldn’t help but notice the similarities between the New York borough known for its cultural and political history and their own eclectic, diverse hometown of Athens. In fact, the Georgia city has ties to influential writer and scholar W.E.B. Dubois and several of the Harlem Renaissance musicians, who performed at the Morton Theatre.

Digitization Project Brings Online Access to Outspoken Activist’s Letters

Submitted by Camie on Thu, 10/21/2021

The personal correspondence of Lillian Smith, one of the most prominent white Southern activists before and during the Civil Rights Movement, will be digitally preserved and made available online, as part of a partnership between the University of Georgia’s Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the University of Florida’s Smathers Libraries.

UGA Libraries’ October Events Celebrate New Resource, Student Research, School Lunch Program

Submitted by Camie on Mon, 10/04/2021

The University of Georgia Libraries will celebrate research with three virtual events this October. One event features a roundtable with some of the top experts in their field, while another showcases student work, and a third highlights a new resource freely available to researchers across the world.

The first event, scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12, celebrates the launch of the Georgia Open History Library, a free digital resource comprised of nearly 50 academic books exploring the history of Georgia, all of which were published by the UGA Press.

University of Georgia Press Launches the Georgia Open History Library

Submitted by Camie on Fri, 10/01/2021

The University of Georgia Press is pleased to announce the launch of the Georgia Open History Library on Oct. 15, 2021. The Georgia Open History Library (GOHL) is an open-access library of nearly fifty digital editions of single-authored scholarly titles and two multivolume series, as well as primary documents going back to the founding of Georgia as a colony up to statehood and beyond.

50th Anniversary of UGA Football Team Integration Celebrated in Special Exhibit

Submitted by Camie on Tue, 09/07/2021

As players and fans enjoy the University of Georgia’s football season, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the integration of the Georgia Bulldogs football team with a new museum exhibit Not Only for Ourselves: The Integration of UGA Athletics. The display will open Friday, September 10, at the UGA Special Collections Libraries, with a 3 p.m. tour planned the day before the Bulldogs' home opener.

UGA Libraries, MLC to Expand Hours for Fall

Submitted by Camie on Fri, 08/13/2021

University of Georgia Libraries locations, including the Miller Learning Center, will expand hours of operation this fall to provide more in-person options for students and patrons during the 2021-2022 academic year.

The Miller Learning Center, the busiest academic building on campus, will be open for 24-hours a day on weekdays, beginning August 18. During weekends, the building will close at midnight Friday night and reopen at 10 a.m. Saturday morning, closing again at midnight Saturday night to reopen at 10 a.m. Sunday morning, before returning to the 24-hour schedule.