Family Day at Hargrett Library

Join us for an afternoon of family fun highlighting the new exhibit Frankie Welch’s Americana: Fashion, Scarves, and Politics on Saturday, March 26th from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Explore the exhibit with gallery games and activities. Get crafty and make your own scarf design! This event is free and open to the public. Free parking for off-campus visitors is available in the Hull Street Deck. For more information, contact Jan Hebbard at, 706-583-0213.

Lecture, Camelot to Counterculture: Clothing & Society in the 1960s

Join guest speaker Madelyn Shaw, on Thursday, March 3 at 6:00 p.m. for an illustrated talk exploring the myths and realities of 1960s fashion. 
A discussion between Shaw and Ashley Callahan, curator of the new exhibition “Frankie Welch’s Americana: Fashion, Scarves, and Politics” will follow the lecture. This event is co-sponsored by the University of Georgia Press, the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences, and the Lucy Hargrett Draper Center and Archives for the Study of the Rights of Women in History and Law.

About the Speakers

Exhibit, Frankie Welch's Americana: Fashion, Scarves, and Politics

Frankie Welch (1924-2021) was an American designer and entrepreneur best known for producing thousands of custom scarves. Born in Rome, Georgia, she spent most of her career in Alexandria, Virginia, where she established a dress shop—Frankie Welch of Virginia—that was open from 1963 to 1990. She introduced her first scarf design, the Cherokee Alphabet, in 1967, quickly followed by her Discover America scarf for the White House and prominent political designs for the 1968 presidential election.

Documenting the Body of State: Paper and the Archive of Early American Constitutionalism

Asheesh Kapur Siddique, assistant professor of history at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, is a historian of early America and the early modern Atlantic world and is currently completing a book about knowledge and governance in the early modern British empire. In this virtual talk, Siddique argues that the mode of constitution-making inaugurated in the aftermath of the American Revolution represented not an invention of written constitutionalism--as is often claimed--but instead a revision of the relationship between document and statecraft in early modern Europe.