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.

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.

Librarian, Musicologist Release Book on Cold War influence on Music

Submitted by Camie on Fri, 06/18/2021

Listening to a classic rock radio station, University of Georgia librarian Tim Smolko became inspired to go on a musical and historical exploration with his wife and writing partner Joanna, a musicologist and adjunct professor in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music.

After a seven-year project delving into the ways songwriters from Bob Dylan to Bono reflected on the issues of the Cold War, the pair are celebrating the publication of their book Atomic Tunes: The Cold War in American and British Popular Music by Indiana University Press this May.

UGA’s Lillian Smith Book Awards Recognize Writings on Reparations, Voter Suppression

Submitted by Camie on Thu, 05/06/2021

Books that explore how historic government policies on voting rights and reparations have marginalized Black communities are the 2021 recipients of the Lillian Smith Book Awards, administered by the University of Georgia Libraries to honor books dedicated to social justice issues.