Archive for the 'Announcements' Category

October 19, 2007

The three upright glass exhibit cases located on the north side of the Special Collections and Archives Department feature materials honoring two World War II Auburn Marines:  Eugene B. Sledge (1923-2001) and Jack Simms (1926- ).  Both veterans fought in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.  Sledge published a memoir about his experiences, With the Old Breed at Peleliu.  Simms fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima and gave a lecture about his experiences on October 10, 2007.

The exhibit features numerous photographs, maps, newspapers, and other items including illustrated cigarette papers, books, and plaques.

The Eugene B. Sledge Collection can also be viewed online at the Auburn University Digital Library Collections web site.

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

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October 19, 2007

Located in the five flat glass display cases on the east side of the Special Collections and Archives Department is an exhibit on "American Archives Month:  Celebrating the American Record."

The exhibit includes information on the life cycle of archival records, a glossary of terms, and examples of archival materials such as ephemera including postcards and pamphlets; archival supplies such as document cleaning pads and latex gloves; photographs and negatives; and artifacts including flint Indian arrowheads and a brick from Broun Hall.

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

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September 7, 2007

The Auburn University Libraries welcomed new and returning students back to campus on August 16-17, 2007 with the Information Oasis tent on the concourse outside of Haley Center.  We offered cold water during the 100-degree weather, highlighters, magnets, and pens as freebies.  Librarians were also on hand to answer students' questions about campus.

The photos have been mounted on the Flickr site for your viewing enjoyment.

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August 24, 2007

Please join us for

Discover Auburn:  A Lecture Series

"Ivorybill Hunters:  The Search for Proof in the Florida Panhandle"

by Dr. Geoffrey Hill, Scharnagel Professor of Biology, Auburn University

Wednesday, September 5 at 3 p.m. in the Special Collections and Archives Department, located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

Sponsored by the A.U. Libraries, the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts, and the A.U. Book Store.  Refreshments will follow the program.  Books will be available for purchase and signing.  For more information, call (334) 844-4946.

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August 24, 2007

Located in the five flat glass exhibit cases on the east side (facing the Hotel and Dixon Conference Center) of the Special Collections and Archives Department is an exhibit featuring "Tigers on the Prowl."  In 2001 and 2002 the Auburn Chamber of Commerce participated in a fundraising project involving the production of 24 large plastic tigers, each weighing 300 pounds, for display around the town.  The exhibit features numerous photographs and newspaper clippings, plus captions providing information such as how these tigers were constructed and the fate of the "Tigers on the Prowl."

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

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August 24, 2007

Located in the three large glass exhibit cases on one's left upon entering the Special Collections and Archives Department is an exhibit concerning the life and times of George Petrie (1866-1947), longtime professor of History at Auburn, and organizer of the first football game (1892) and the first baseball team at Auburn.  The exhibit features numerous photographs, manuscripts, books, and other items as well as informative captions concerning "Auburn Man:  The Life and Times of George Petrie."

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

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August 17, 2007
Seminars for faculty and graduate students in using EndNote citation management software are being offered during the Fall Semester.  Click on the Seminars link located in the middle of the A.U. Libraries homepage for registration information, etc.  Seminars are free but registration is required.  Please note:  it will be necessary to establish an account before registering (instructions are provided when clicking on the “Signup” link that shows up on the Seminars link web page).               

Currently, Endnote seminars are scheduled for the following dates:

   December 19

   January 4, 2008

For more information about EndNote seminars, please contact Bob Buchanan at buchara@auburn.edu .

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July 20, 2007

With the mandatory change to using the Banner system I.D. numbers instead of social security numbers, all students, faculty, and staff must have new I.D. cards made.  University I.D. cards also serve as your library card!

The old I.D. cards will no longer work after August 29.  There is no charge for new I.D. cards made by August 29, but after that date, there will be a $25 charge for new cards.  Click on this link for information about locations, dates, and times for getting a new I.D. card made.

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May 25, 2007

Located in the three glass cases on the north side of the Special Collections and Archives Department facing Samford Hall, is a display on early Alabama forts.  The exhibit features numerous documents including books, maps, and captions with information about early Alabama forts such as Fort Morgan, Fort Toulouse, and Fort Mims, 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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May 25, 2007

Located in the three large glass exhibit cases immediately on one's left upon entering the Special Collections and Archives Department is a display on the Creek Indians.  The exhibit features numerous books, maps, photographs, and captions with information about Creek place names in Alabama, history, culture, language, and even recipes.  One exhibit case features genealogical information about the McIntosh family, a prominent Creek family.

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

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