Archive for the 'Announcements' Category

July 30, 2010

From July 20 to December 1, the Auburn University Libraries will be testing a new online public access catalog.  The Catalog (Beta) online catalog will be the default setting on the Auburn University Libraries homepage .  Links are provided for comments and questions.

A radio button will also be available for patrons to check for the Classic Catalog  if they prefer to use it instead of the Catalog (Beta).

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July 16, 2010

Currently on display in the Special Collections and Archives Department is an exhibit featuring Books Added to Special Collections 2010.  The three upright glass display cases located on the north side (i.e., facing Samford Hall) feature 37 volumes plus informative captions describing the book's contents plus information about the author.

There is a variety of titles reflecting the collecting emphasis on Alabama-related and genealogy-related materials.  Representative titles on display include Palatine Roots of the Rampy Family by Gordon A. Rampy to David Manuel Denney and the 37th. Alabama Infantry Regiment by Robert A. Denney to Birmingham Then and Now by Todd Keith to Examining Tuskegee:  The Infamous Syphilis Study and its Legacy by Susan Reverby.

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

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June 18, 2010

Currently on display in the Special Collections and Archives Department, is an exhibit on Dr. Ralph Brown Draughon, the eighth President of the Alabama Polytechnic Institute/Auburn University (and namesake of the main library at Auburn University).

The exhibit features numerous photographs, publications, brochures, newspapers, and informational captions concerning Draughon, who served as President during the period 1947-1965.

The exhibit is located in the five flat glass display cases located on the east side of the Special Collections and Archives Department, which is located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

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April 30, 2010

Book Reading and Signing

Jim Buford

The House Across the Road and Other Stories

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

Date and Time:  Thursday, May 6, 3 p.m.

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

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April 30, 2010

Currently on display in the Special Collections and Archives Department is an exhibit on "Comer Hall and Family" celebrating the 100th. anniversary of the construction of Comer Hall on the Auburn University campus.

The exhibit features numerous photographs plus captions concerning the College of Agriculture, Comer Hall, and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.  Informative captions provide background information on federal legislation relating to agriculture such as the Morrill Land-Grant College Act of 1862, the Hatch Experiment Station Act of 1887, and the Smith-Lever Act of 1914.

The exhibit is located in the three large display cases immediately upon one's left when entering the Special Collections and Archives Department which itself is located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

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April 23, 2010

Discover Auburn Lecture

"Comer Hall and Family"

Centennial Celebration

Joe Yeager (Extension Economist, Cooperative Extension Systems) and Gene Stevenson

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

Date and Time:  Thursday, April 29 at 3:00 p.m.

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

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April 19, 2010

Book Reading and Signing

Bobby Brown and Richie Blue:  A Spiritual Memoir

Richard Penaskovic (Professor, Auburn University Department of Philosophy) and Robert Penaskovic

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

Date and Time:  Thursday, April 22 at 3 p.m.

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

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April 9, 2010

Book Talk and Signing

The Pillared City:  Greek Revival Mobile

John Sledge

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

Date and Time:  Thursday, April 15, at 3 p.m.

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

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April 5, 2010

Fields of Vision:  Essays on the Travels of William Bartram, 1739-1823

Kathryn Braund (Auburn University Department of History)

Date and Time:  Thursday, April 8 at 3 p.m.

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

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

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April 2, 2010

Library Lecture:  "Could Keynes Solve the Current Economic Crisis?"

Speaker:  Roy Ruffin (University of Houston)

Date and Time:  Friday, April 9 at 1 p.m.

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

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