Archive for the 'Announcements' Category

April 17, 2009

Located in the three large glass display cases upon one's left when entering the Special Collections and Archives Department, is an exhibit on the Auburn University President's mansion.  The exhibit features numerous photographs and captions with information on the President's mansion and on the Presidents themselves.

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

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April 17, 2009

Located in the five flat glass display cases on the east side (facing College Street) of the Special Collections and Archives Department, is an exhibit featuring watercolor paintings and drawings by William Bartram (1739-1823) of birds, plants, and Native Americans in the Southeast. 

The paintings and drawings come from William Bartram, 1739-1823:  Watercolours and Drawings, Including Those Made in his Travels in Carolina, Georgia, & Florida in the 1770's.  This is the facsimile Alecto Historical Edition published in 2003 and is a gift from Helen and Dwight Carlisle.  When not on display, this work is housed in the Treasure Collection under call number folio QH 46 .B372 2003.

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

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March 5, 2009

An exhibit featuring 18th. century British literary women is currently on display in the Special Collections and Archives Department (located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library).

The exhibit, located in the five flat glass display cases on the east side of Special Collections, features early editions of works by 18th. century women such as Helen Maria Williams (1762-1815), Lady Anne Barnard (1750-1825), and Mrs. Hunter (1742-1821) and includes captions featuring poetry excerpted from the books on display as well as biographical information.

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February 27, 2009

"Leading the Way:  Women, Poetry, and Social Movements in Eighteenth Century Britain"

by Paula Backscheider (Philpott-Stevens Eminent Scholar, Dept. of English, Auburn University)

Thursday, March 5 at 3:30 p.m.

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

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

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February 20, 2009

In West Africa, the griot functions as a poet, a praise singer, a wandering musician, and a repository of oral tradition.

Located in the five flat glass display cases on the east side (facing South College Street) in the Special Collections and Archives Department, is an exhibit on griots.  The exhibit features numerous books, photographs, and informative captions about griots and some of the connections to African American folklore.

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

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February 6, 2009

Along with the recent recarpeting of the First and Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library, some other reorganization of the physical plant is taking place.  Included in this reorganization is a new location for the Current Periodicals shelves.  Current issues of periodicals are now located in the shelves found to the left shortly after entering the Ralph Brown Draughon Library from the Mell Street entrance (i.e., the entrance that faces Haley Center) close to the former location of the New Books shelves.

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February 6, 2009

The New Books shelves have been moved from near the Mell Street entrance (i.e., the library entrance facing Haley Center) on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library to a new area just around the corner next to the main Reference Department office.

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February 6, 2009

Located in the three large glass display cases immediately on one's left upon entering the Special Collections and Archives Department is an exhibit featuring "The Evolution of Charles Darwin."

The exhibit features numerous books, illustrations, and informative captions concerning Charles Darwin and his development of the concept of evolution and his theory of Natural Selection.  Also included are realia such as fossils and life-size models of skulls showing the evolution of human beings.

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

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February 6, 2009

Located on the north side (facing Samford Hall) of the Special Collections and Archives Department in the three upright display cases, is an exhibit featuring "The Many Faces of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."  The exhibit includes books and photographs and informative captions covering King's activities as civil rights champion, orator, Nobel Peace Prize winner, activist, clergyman, and author.

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

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January 15, 2009

Haiti and its Development Crisis:  Why Should the United States Care?

Curtis Jolly

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

Tuesday, January 20 at 3 p.m.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries, the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, and the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts

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