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December 5, 2008

Celebrating the Christmas season, the Special Collections and Archives Department is featuring a Christmas exhibit on display in the three large glass display cases located immediately on the left upon entering the department.

The exhibit features numerous Christmas cookbooks, some classic Christmas books such as an early edition of A Christmas Carol by English novelist Charles Dickens, sheet music, and books on Christmas crafts.

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

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December 5, 2008

Professor Thereza Oleinick, Costume Designer in the Theater Department, has set up some of the original costumes used in the recent production of the Oscar Wilde play, "Lady Windermere's Fan."  The exhibit is located in the Alabama Room in the Special Collections and Archives Department, located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

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December 5, 2008

Located in the five flat exhibit cases on the east side of the Special Collections and Archives Department (facing the Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center) is an exhibit on the Vietnam War.  The exhibit features numerous color photographs taken in 1970-1971 by Dr. David Martin (retired Auburn University Political Science Professor) in addition to informative captions and literature.

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

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December 5, 2008

An exhibit on Eugene Walter (1921-1998), a screenwriter and poet born in Mobile and famous for living a bohemian lifestyle, is on display in the three upright glass cases located on the north side (facing Samford Hall) of the Special Collections and Archives Department.   The exhibit features photographs, books published by Walter,  correspondence, and even a typewriter.  The department is located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

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December 1, 2008

Join us for a reading and book signing by Madison Jones, author of The Adventures of Douglas Bragg

December 4

2:00 p.m.

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

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

Refreshments will follow the program.  Books will be available for purchase and signing.

For more information, call (334) 844-4946 or visit http://www.auburn.edu/cah .

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November 25, 2008

DRAUGHON LIBRARY TO CLOSE OVER WINTER BREAK FOR RECARPETING

To lay 12,000 yeards of new carpet on the First and Second Floors of the the Ralph Brown Draughon Library over the winter break, the Libraries will move 1.5 million books and 195 computers.  Beginning Friday, December 19, the Draughon Library will adjust its hours to move materials and lay carpet.  Full services will remain through final exams and until 2 p.m. on Friday, December 19.

After the 19th., branch libraries located in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction and the College of Veterinary Medicine will be open to serve all patrons.  Patrons who need access to resources located in Draughon Library can request those resources be temporarily relocated to either location.  Submit a courier request at https://www.lib.auburn.edu/jcourier_login.htm telling the Libraries what materials you will need from the Draughon Library prior to closing and those items will be moved to the branch of your choice.  Although the Libraries will do the best they can to assure access over the holidays, physical access to certain collections cannot be guaranteed during the recarpeting project so please make every effort to submit courier requests prior to Thursday, December 18.

Holiday hours for the branch libraries can be found on the Libraries' webpage at http://www.lib.auburn.edu/hours/ .  The Draughon Library will reopen at 7:45 a.m. Monday, January 5, 2009 and for the two days prior to classes, the Libraries and Facilities will be working to bring services online.

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November 20, 2008

The Juvenile Books Collection is moving from the Second Floor to the Third Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library on the east side of the floor facing the Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center.

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November 13, 2008

Birmingham Rails:  The Last Golden Era

Lyle Key and Marvin Clemons

Date and Time:  Thursday, November 20 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Special Collections and Archives, located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library

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

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November 6, 2008

Robert Clem to Screen a New Eugene Walter Documentary

Date and Time:  Wednesday, November 12 at 3 p.m.

Location:  The Special Collections and Archives Department, located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Eugene Walter (1921-1998) was born in Mobile.  He was a screenwriter and poet who lived a bohemian lifestyle.

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

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November 5, 2008

On Friday, November 7, the Auburn University Libraries will have an open house and dedication of two new instruction labs, the assistive technology lab, and the media and digital resource lab.  The event will take place on the Second Floor  of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.  It will be a great opportunity to try out new equipment and resources and see the new spaces at the library.

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