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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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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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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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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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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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August 15, 2014

Kick off the semester with the best student tailgating event on campus as the Tigers prepare to take on the University of Arkansas!  Come and join the fun!

Location:  Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Date:  Friday, August 29

Time:  10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

FREE Food and Drinks!  Auburn University Cheerleaders!  Auburn University Marching Band!  Aubie! More!

Fun and Games All Over the Library!

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August 15, 2014

The Reference Department together with staff members of the Miller Writing Center and Tiger Advisor will be running the Information Oasis on Monday, August 18 and Tuesday, August 19 on the Concourse at the corner of Tichenor Hall and Haley Center.  Stop by for a cold bottle of water and pick up pens, bookmarks, and more with information about the Auburn University Libraries, the Miller Writing Center, and the Tiger Advisor.  Staff are on hand to provide information about these services and to help you with other information needs you may have.

The Information Oasis is in operation 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on August 18-19.

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August 15, 2014

Mary Ward Brown (1917 - 2013) was an Alabama author of short stories set in the South.   She was a recipient of numerous awards.  Her publications include the short story collections Tongues of Flame (1986) and It Wasn't All Dancing (2002) and a memoir, Fanning in the Spark (2001).

The exhibit, located in the glass display cases on the left side immediately upon entering the Special Collections and Archives Department, features correspondence, photographs, copies of Brown's books, and copies of books inscribed and signed by other notable authors to Mary Ward Brown.

The Special Collections and Archives Department is located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

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August 1, 2014

To commemorate the 100th. anniversary of the start of World War I, the Special Collections and Archives Department has mounted an exhibit featuring sheet music and also photographs and memorabilia from the Eddie Rickenbacker Collection.  Rickenbacker (1890 - 1973) was known as the Ace of Aces as a pilot in World War I.  He shot down 21 enemy planes and 5 enemy balloons.

The Special Collections and Archives Department is located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.   The exhibit is located in several glass display cases located on the left hand side upon entering the department following the first five glass display cases featuring an exhibit on William Shakespeare and Elizabethan Literature.

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July 30, 2014

Be sure to check library hours of operation during Intersession July 31 - August 17 by clicking on the Hours link located in the top central section of the Auburn University Libraries homepage.  Regular hours of operation will resume on the first day of classes, Monday, August 18 at 7:30 a.m.

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