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October 24, 2008

Located in the three tall glass display cases on the left upon entering the Special Collections and Archives Department, are exhibits celebrating the theme of Halloween in Alabama.  One case features Ghostly Places in Alabama, another Alabama Bats and Bat Watching, and the third features ghosts and folklore in Alabama.  The exhibits feature numerous books, illustrations, and informative captions.

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

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September 26, 2008

The exhibit, Celebrating 100 Years of Alabama 4-H featuring numerous photographs, informative captions, a timeline covering the period 1909-2007, scrapbooks, pamphlets, books, and other documents, as well as realia like t-shirts and a gavel, is located in the three large glass display cases found immediately on one's left and in the three upright glass cases on the north side of the Special Collections and Archives Department. 

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

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September 26, 2008

Located in the five flat display cases in the Special Collections and Archives Department, is an exhibit on Football Traditions at Auburn.  The exhibit features numerous photographs, yearbooks, sheet music, and even an issue of the Orange and Blue newspaper from 1915 concerning various Auburn football traditions such as rallies, cheers, cheerleading, and more.

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

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September 12, 2008

Discover Auburn Lecture Series

A History of Auburn Engineering in the Nineteenth Century

Arthur Slotkin*

Wednesday, September 17 at 3 p.m.

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

*Slotkin received a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from Auburn University in 1968 and a master's degree in flight structures from Columbia University in 1969.  At Georgia Tech he also earned another master of science degree in the sociology and history of technology and science.  Arthur Slotkin will discuss the history of engineering at Auburn University based on his upcoming book, They Came from Auburn:  A History of Engineering in the New South.

Sponsored by the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University, the Auburn University Libraries, and the Auburn University Bookstore.  For more information on the program and the Discover Auburn series, contact the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center at 844-4946.

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August 29, 2008

The Seeds of Democracy:  Nationalism, Citizenship, and Democratic Practice in the Alabama 4-H, 1940-1948

Gabriel Rosenberg

Date and Time:  September 11 at 3 p.m.

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

 
   
   
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August 15, 2008

Be sure to click on the Hours link located in the lower left hand side of the A.U. Libraries homepage to find out library hours of operation for the Fall Semester and the Labor Day Holiday.

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August 15, 2008

Seminars on EndNote citation software are being offered to faculty members and graduate students during   the Fall and beyond.  Click on the Seminars link located in the middle of the Auburn University Libraries homepage for registration information, etc.  Seminars are free but registration is required.

Currently, the following EndNote seminars are being offered:

Monday, November 24

Thursday, December 18

Tuesday, January 6

Friday, January 23

 

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July 11, 2008

This exhibit, located in the three tall glass display cases immediately on the left hand side upon entering the Special Collections and Archives Department, features numerous photos, books, posters, and memorabilia concerning movies filmed in or about the state of Alabama such as "The Grass Harp," "To Kill a Mockingbird," "Honeydripper," and "The Phenix City Story," to name a few.

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

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July 11, 2008

The desk used by World War I flying ace, race car driver, and founder of Eastern Airlines, Eddie Rickenbacker (1890-1973) is now located in the Special Collections and Archives Department on the left hand side just past the three large glass exhibit cases upon entering.  The desk was acquired through the late Dr. W. David Lewis of the Auburn University History Department, who published Eddie Rickenbacker:  An American Hero in the Twentieth Century  in 2005 (Johns Hopkins University Press), and who was instrumental in acquiring the Eddie Rickenbacker Papers for the Auburn University Libraries.

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

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July 11, 2008

Currently on display in the Special Collections and Archives Department, located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library, is an exhibit featuring "Vacation Home in Alabama."  Located in the three upright glass display cases on the north side of the department, the exhibit features books, photographs, captions, and more concerning the vacation attractions of Alabama including weekend getaways, parks, beaches, the Talladega Superspeedway, Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, wine, barbeque, and more.

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