Archive for the 'Announcements' Category

September 16, 2011

An exhibit concerning the First Amendment is currently on display in the Special Collections and Archives Department.  The exhibit concerns two Auburn University controversies concerning free speech:  one on the appearance of anti-war activist, William Sloane Coffin, Yale University Chaplain, in early 1969 during the height of the Vietnam War and one on Auburn University Professor of Economics and Business Administration Bud R. Hutchinson, who was fired due to the publication of his letter to the editor in The Auburn Plainsman in 1957 concerning racial integration.  Both exhibits contain newspaper clippings and photographs; the Coffin exhibit also has on display a signed petition in regard to his freedom to speak at Auburn.

This exhibit is located in the two glass flat cases located on one's left side past the three tall display cases featuring the Kathryn Tucker Windham exhibit upon entering the Special Collections and Archives Department, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

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September 1, 2011

The Auburn University Libraries will be maintain Labor Day holiday hours (and special home football game day hours) September 3-5.  Click on the Library Hours link located in the upper right side of the Auburn University Libraries homepage to check on library hours of operation during this period.

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August 25, 2011


Kick off the semester with the best student tailgating event on campus as the Tigers prepare to take on the Utah State Aggies!  Come and join the fun!

Location:  Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Date:  Friday, September 2

Time:  10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

FREE Food and Drinks!  Auburn University Cheerleaders!  Auburn University Marching Band!  War Eagle VII!

Fun and Games All Over the Library!

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August 17, 2011

The Reference Department together with staff members of the Miller Writing Center are running the Information Oasis on Wednesday, August 17 and Thursday, August 18 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 and the Miller Writing Center.  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 17-18.

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July 2, 2011

Starting July 1, the Classic Catalog will feature an updated look .  The basic search features are the same as what you are used to in the "traditional" catalog.  Try it out.

We will continue updating the Classic Catalog behind the scenes when problems are detected.

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June 23, 2011

A special exhibit of the books and papers of the late Kathryn Tucker Windham is on display through fall semester in the Special Collections and Archives Department of Auburn University's Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

The Selma native, who died June 12 at the age of 93, was the author of a variety of books on southern folklore and folk life, including a popular series of ghost stories. She was also well known as a storyteller, practicing her craft on National Public Radio and at a variety of festivals around the United States.

"Ms. Windham has been very generous to Auburn University over the years with her personal papers," said Dwayne Cox, head of Auburn University Libraries' Special Collections and Archives Department. "Now we want to honor her life by sharing with our patrons the things she shared with us.

The exhibit includes items that chronicle Windham's life, including a handwritten manuscript for one of her books; fan letters from school children; a 1991 resolution of the Alabama legislature honoring Windham; and a variety of photographs of Windham and certificates she had been awarded.

The exhibit is open during all regular Special Collections and Archives hours. For exact hours, go to

Auburn University Libraries serves the more than 24,000 students and faculty of Auburn with a collection of more than 3.2 million volumes. The Special Collections and Archives Department collects, preserves and houses rare and unique items relating to the histories of Auburn University, the state of Alabama, the southeastern region, the Civil War, Native Americans and aviation. The Auburn University Digital Library develops accessible digital collections of materials that support the teaching and research of Auburn faculty and students and further the mission of the university. These collections are made available to educators and students worldwide.

(Contributed by Jayson Hill.)

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June 9, 2011

Auburn University Facilities workers will begin work re-grouting and repairing the brick work outside the Mell Street Entrance of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.  Access may be limited to only two sets of doors at a time for short durations.  Other access should not be limited.

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June 9, 2011

The roof above the loading dock and the breezeway between the Parking Deck and Ralph Brown Draughon Library will be repaired over the next few weeks.   Foot traffic between the Parking Deck and the Library will not be interrupted but may be restricted somewhat for short periods of time.  The construction crew will have a spotter on the ground while work is going on above the breezeway walk.

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May 26, 2011
Criminal Justice Abstracts  covers international journals, books, reports, dissertations and unpublished papers on criminology and related disciplines. It contains indexes and summaries of international journal articles, books, and governmental and non-governmental reports on a wide range of topics in criminal justice.
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May 25, 2011

The glass elevator, located in the Atrium area of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library, is out of order until further notice.  Elevator service is still available for the First through Fourth Floor via the two elevators located on the Mell Street side of the building.

Access to the Special Collections and Archives Department, located on the Ground Floor of the Library, is by stairs only.  If you are unable to use the stairs, please contact the Reference Desk (on the Second Floor) or the Circulation Desk (on the First Floor).

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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