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August 27, 2010

Discover Auburn Lecture

"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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August 13, 2010

Fall 2010 Discover Auburn Lectures

The Discover Auburn Lecture Series, sponsored by the Auburn University Libraries, resumes this Fall.  The lectures take place in Special Collections, located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

Thursday, August 26 at 3 p.m.:  Tom Eden, Auburn's head cheerleader during the 1949-50 academic year, will discuss this activity as the Tigers inaugurate a new football season.

Thursday, September 16 at 3 p.m.:  Dwayne Cox, Head of Special Collections and Archives, will discuss Auburn's history from 1900 to 1920 as part of the centennial of Comer hall, occupied in 1910.

Thursday, October 14 at 3 p.m.:  Jeff Jakeman, Editor of the Encyclopedia of Alabama and Associate Professor of History, will discuss this valuable on-line resource, available through this link .

Thursday, November 4 at 3 p.m.:  a color Powerpoint presentation will feature archival photographs taken by the late Cornelia Martin, of Afghanistan and the Pakistan frontier before the fighting.

Tuesday, November 16 at 3 p.m.:  Richard Penaskovic, Coordinator of Religious Studies, will discuss "The Muslim-Christian Dialogue."

All are welcome to attend the lectures and the receptions that follow.  Past lectures appear in the Auburn University Digital library .  For more information contact Dwayne Cox at (334) 844-1707 or coxdway@auburn.edu .

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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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