UGA Libraries Calls for Community Curators 

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Share your story - cartoon graphicMusic lovers can contribute to the Georgia music story on display at the University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries. 

The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, one of three special collections units at UGA, is preparing to open Georgia on My Mind: Finding Belonging in Music, an exhibition that explores the state’s music history through the genres, spaces, places and performers that have helped to define music in Georgia over time. The community is invited to curate a section of the exhibition, which is scheduled to open July 22.

"We invite members of the Athens community to loan items from their own music collection," said Jan Hebbard, exhibition coordinator for the Hargrett Library. "We are looking for items that tell a story about music and you: a ticket stub from the first concert you attended, a photograph of the time you met your favorite performer, or a flyer from your first live gig. Submit an item that connects you to music history, in Georgia or beyond."

The deadline to submit items is Friday, July 15, 2022. Selected items will go on display between July 22 and December 2022. Items will be returned to their owners during the first two weeks of January 2023. For more information, visit