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November 1, 2010

November 1, 2010

W. Jayson Hill, (334) 844-7439 (wjh0008@auburn.edu)

 Greg Schmidt of Auburn Libraries Wins Gracy Award

 AUBURN, Ala. - Greg Scmidt, special collections librarian at Auburn University Libraries, has been selected to receive the Gracy Award from the Society of Georgia Archivists for his article, “Functional Analysis in the Reappraisal of Faculty Papers” that appeared in the 2009 issue of the society’s publication, Provenance.

Schmidt’s article, written in collaboration with Michael Law, a graduate student in history, lays out a case study for arranging faculty papers by university function, a methodology that has been advocated in the academic archiving community for institutional records.

Schmidt’s case study used the papers of Dr. Malcolm McMillian, professor of history at Auburn University from 1948 – 1978. This collection was donated to the Auburn libraries in 1990, but had not yet been fully arranged for researchers. Schmidt undertook to rearrange the collection, dividing McMillian’s papers into such functional areas as research, administration, teaching and outreach. He then had the collection entered into a new electronic finding aid to make it more accessible to researchers.

 The Gracy award is named for David B. Gracy II, founder and first editor of the Georgia Archive, and is awarded by the Provenance editorial board to the one superior contribution submitted to their annual publication.

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October 22, 2010

Discover Auburn Lecture

Photographs of Afghanistan and the Pakistan Frontier before the Fighting

Photographs taken by Cornelia Martin

Location:  Library Auditorium, First Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Date and Time:  Thursday, November 4 at 3 p.m.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries

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September 24, 2010

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The Encyclopedia of Alabama

Dr. Jeff Jakeman

Date and Time:  Thursday, October 14 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Special Collections and Archives Department, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries

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September 22, 2010

AUBURN, AL - To further Auburn University’s commitment to outreach and cooperation with other institutions of higher learning in Alabama, Auburn University Libraries Systems Department has reached a milestone in a year-long project with Tuskegee University aimed at bringing the historical materials in Tuskegee’s archives to a wider audience by making them available online.

This cooperative effort began in the summer of 2009, when the new head of Tuskegee University Archives, Dana Chandler, realized the wealth of historical materials his department was holding and began generating ideas for making them available to researchers worldwide. Putting many of the materials online was the obvious choice, but his department lacked hands-on experience with his preferred software solution: DSpace, an open-source digital content-management package developed at MIT and widely used for digital repositories.

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September 10, 2010

Groundbreaking for the Ralph Brown Draughon Library took place in 1960, consequently, we are celebrating the library's fiftieth anniversary.

The first public display has just been installed by the Mell Street entrance (Second Floor).  It features three tall panel displays featuring photographs and background information about the need for a new library in 1960.

More information will follow this Fall.

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August 27, 2010

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"The Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1900-1920"

Dr. Dwayne Cox, Head of Special Collections and Archives

Date and Time:  Thursday, September 16 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Special Collections and Archives Department, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries and the College of Agriculture.

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August 17, 2010

Discover Auburn Lecture

Cheerleading at Auburn

Tom Eden, Class of 1950

Location:  Special Collections and Archives Department, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Date and Time:  Thursday, August 26 at 3 p.m.

Sponsored by the Auburn University Libraries

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August 13, 2010

Join us for a Tailgate @ the Library celebration on Friday, September 3!  The event takes place 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Special guests include:  the Auburn University Marching Band, the Southeastern Raptor Center, Auburn University Cheerleaders, and Aubie.

FREE food and games throughout the library!

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August 13, 2010

Located in the three large upright glass display cases immediately upon one's left when entering the Special Collections and Archives Department, is an exhibit concerning cheerleading and Auburn University football.

The exhibit features numerous photographs, newspaper clippings, a list of cheerleaders going back to 1917, football programs, a copy of the Auburn Yell Book of 1940, and even a uniform.

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

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August 13, 2010

Located in the flat glass display case next to the door to the Alabama Collection in the Special Collections and Archives Department, is an exhibit concerning Eddie Rickenbacker (1890-1973).  Rickenbacker was a World War I flying ace, a race car driver, automotive designer, a leader of Eastern Air Lines, an owner of the Indianapolis Speedway, and a World War II hero.

The exhibit features several books and rare photographs.

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

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