POSTED: 1:42 PM, September 19, 2014

Please join us for a

Book Talk by

Sarah Woolfolk Wiggins on

The Journal of Sarah Haynsworth Gale, 1827-1835

Date and Time:  Tuesday, September 23 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

The journal of Sarah Haynsworth Gale, wife of early Alabama Governor John Gale, is among the most widely studied and seminal accounts of antebellum life in the American South.  Gale refused to mince her words, and her lively opinions offer entertaining and illuminating insight on her society and its people.  Her journal was so revealing that descendants attempted to conceal portions by defacing pages and excising portions of text.

Sarah Woolfolk Wiggins is professor emerita of History at the University of Alabama, a past-president of the Alabama Historical Association, and editor of The Alabama Review for twenty years.

Sponsored by:  Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts, and the Auburn University Libraries.

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POSTED: 9:28 AM, September 12, 2014

By Wayne R. Whitaker and others, and published by Taylor & Francis in 2012, this book is available in electronic format.

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POSTED: 9:23 AM, September 12, 2014

By the American Institute of Architects and published by Wiley in 2014, this massive (1165 pages) volume is located in the Reference Shelves in the Library of Architecture, Design, and Construction (LADC) located in Dudley Hall under call number NA 1996 .A726 2014.

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POSTED: 9:19 AM, September 12, 2014

By Rita Barnard and published by Cambridge University Press in 2014, this volume is located on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number DT 1974 .C36 2014.

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POSTED: 8:09 AM, September 9, 2014

Discover Auburn Book Talk

The Rise and Decline of Faculty Governance:  Professionalization and the Modern American University

Dr. Larry Gerber, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Auburn University

Date and Time:  Thursday, September 11 at 3 p.m.

Location:   Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium, Ground Floor across the hall from Special Collections and Archives, Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries.

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POSTED: 7:26 AM, September 5, 2014

Discover Auburn Lecture

Auburn's Monuments Man:  Captain Robert K. Posey, U.S. Army (Auburn '26 and '27) and The Quest for the Mystic Lamb

Paul Harris, Department of Political Science and University Honors College

Date and Time:  Wednesday, September 10 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium, Ground Floor across the hall from Special Collections and Archives, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

With the establishment of the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives (MFAA) of the U.S. Army in the Fall of 1943, Auburn graduate U.S. Army Captain Robert K. Posey was assigned to General Patton's Third Army.  As a Monuments officer, Posey was responsible for protecting and preventing further damage to cultural treasures in war ravaged Europe as well as tracking down stolen art works.  His biggest discovery was the Ghent Altarpiece also known as "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb."  The artwork was stolen by the Nazis in 1942 and stored in an Austrian salt mine.  For his efforts in saving the "Mystic Lamb" Posey was awarded Belgium's highest honor, "The Order of Leopold."

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries.

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POSTED: 2:40 PM, September 4, 2014

Africana Studies Affiliate Lecture Series

"Ghosts of Mississippi":  Freedom Summer, 1964, A Fifty Year Retrospective

Dr. David Carter, Associate Professor of History, Auburn University

Popular historical and media treatments of the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project have emphasized the murders of three civil rights activists and a grassroots challenge of the state’s all-white delegation at the Democratic National Convention, but Freedom Summer activities extended far beyond voter registration and formal political activity to include education, the arts, healthcare, and other forms of community organizing.

Date and Time:  Thursday, September 18, 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

Location:  Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium, Ground Floor across the hall from Special Collections and Archives, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Sponsored by:  Africana Studies, College of Liberal Arts, Auburn University; and Auburn University Libraries.

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POSTED: 2:17 PM, August 29, 2014

Be sure to click on the Hours link located in the upper central section of the Auburn University Libraries homepage to find out library hours of operation during the Labor Day holiday period, August 30 - September 1.  Regular hours of operation begin on September 2.

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POSTED: 2:14 PM, August 29, 2014

WanFang Data is a database of mostly Chinese-language research literature, with English-language indexing. This database links to China Online Journals in the areas of Fundamental Sciences and Industrial Technology. Google Chrome with the Google Translate feature is the recommended browser. (See more).

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POSTED: 2:12 PM, August 29, 2014

Edited by Spencer C. Tucker and others, and published by ABC-CLIO, LLC in 2014, this six-volume set is located in the Reference Collection on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number E 468 .A5329 2013.

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