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May 10, 2007

Be sure to check the Hours link located in the lower left hand side of the Auburn University Libraries homepage to find out the hours of library operations during the Memorial Day Weekend and the Summer Semester.

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April 13, 2007

Currently on display in the Special Collections and Archives Department is an exhibit on the History of the Auburn University Libraries.

The exhibit features five flat glass cases plus five easels containing numerous photographs, captions, newspaper clippings, reports, and other documents pertaining to the history of the Auburn University Libraries from the very beginning to the present.

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

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April 13, 2007

Staff members of the Library of Architecture, Design, and Construction have mounted an exhibit on the display board outside of the LADC on Paul Rudolph.  Rudolph was a native of Kentucky and 1940 graduate of the Alabama Polytechnic Institute, and is the best known of Auburn's architecture graduates.  He completed graduate studies at Harvard University after serving in the United States Navy during World War II.  From 1958 to 1985, Rudolph served as chairman of the Department of Architecture at Yale University.  He passed away in 1997.  Among his many noteworthy commissions was the Interdenominational Chapel at Tuskegee University.

The exhibit will remain on display through April as part of the College of Architecture, Design, and Construction's 100th. Anniversary Celebration, April 27-28.

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March 16, 2007

With the implementation of the Banner electronic administrative system on the Auburn University campus, off-campus access to the library databases listed under the Articles and Databases link no longer requires the use of the Library Barcode Number (based on one's Social Security Number).  Instead, patrons should now use their Global I.D. and Password supplied by the Office of Information Technology.

Off-campus use of the majority of library databases continues to be restricted to currently enrolled students and currently employed Auburn University faculty and staff members; the only thing different is the log-in procedure.

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February 16, 2007

The Special Collections and Archives Department has mounted an exhibit to enhance the February 28 lecture by Dr. Rosephanye Dunn-Powell on "The African-American Spiritual:  Song Creating Community."

Located in the three large standing glass cases on the north side of the department (facing Samford Hall), the exhibit features numerous photographs, books, sheet music, song transcriptions, and art work concerning the history of African-American spirituals.

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

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February 16, 2007

In September 1922 WMAV ("We Make a Voice") began radio broadcasting on this campus.  In 1926 the radio station became WAPI ("W" plus "Alabama Polytechnic Institute").  The Special Collections and Archives Department has mounted an exhibit located in five flat glass cases featuring the early history of WAPI radio including numerous photographs, program transcripts, telegrams, correspondence, and other documents. 

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

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January 19, 2007

Seminars for faculty and graduate students in using EndNote citation management software are being offered.  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:

 May 15 and 30, and June 13.

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

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January 19, 2007

The Special Collections and Archives Department, located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library, has recently mounted an exhibit on the Alabama Maid of Cotton contest, at one time sponsored by the Alabama Cotton Manufacturers' Association and later by the Alabama Farm Bureau Federation.  The contest was designed to promote the use of cotton in clothing and other products.  The exhibit, located in the three large glass cases immediately on one's left upon entering the Special Collections and Archives Department, features numerous photographs, pamphlets, promotional materials, and informational captions.

In 1947 Alabama named its first Maid of Cotton, who went on the the national contest.  All of the major cotton-producing states participated.  At one time, Memphis, Tennessee hosted the national contest, which later moved to Dallas, Texas.

Special Collections and Archives houses the historical records of the Cotton Manufacturers' Association and the Farm Bureau Federation, which are employed in the display.  Also used in the display are the personal papers of Mamie Hardy, an Auburn graduate and in 1953 the Dale County, Alabama Maid of Cotton.  Ms. Hardy later worked with the national Maid of Cotton contest.

The records of the Cotton Manufacturers' Association and the Farm Bureau Federation also document a variety of other activities, including the political interests of these commodity groups.  In addition to her work with the Maid of Cotton contest, Ms. Hardy's papers document her career in home economics education with the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the University of Texas.

 

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January 11, 2007

Jack Simms will provide a photographic history of Auburn University on Thursday, January 18 at 3 p.m. in the Special Collections and Archives Department, located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

Photographers have documented the history of Auburn University and these images illuminate the university's past in a way that textual documents cannot.  Jack Simms's slide-illustrated program draws upon decades of experience in the selection and description of images that best depict the history of Auburn University through photographs.

Simms received a bachelor's degree in Journalism and English from Auburn University in 1949, headed the Department of Journalism at Auburn from its founding in 1974 to 1992, and collaborated with Mickey Logue to produce Auburn:  A Pictorial History of the Loveliest Village.

The lecture is part of the Spring Semester's Discover Auburn series, sponsored by the A. U. Libraries, the Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts, and the A. U. Bookstore.  For more information call 844-1732.

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January 5, 2007

The third annual World Literature Lecture will take place on Wednesday, January 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ralph Brown Draughon Library Auditorium located on the First Floor

The lecture will feature Harvard University professor Abiola Irele, who will present "The Significance of African Literature."  He is professor of Afro-American Studies at Harvard and is the author of several seminal works in his field, including The African Imagination:  Literature in Africa & the Black Diaspora and The African Experience in Literature and Ideology.  He has edited works by Leopold Senghor and Aime Cesaire and is an editor of The Cambridge History of African and Caribbean Literature and also The Norton Anthology of World Literature.

The lecture is being co-sponsored by the Department of English, the W.W. Norton Publishing Company, the special lectures fund of the Provost's Office, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Auburn University Libraries.  For more information, contact Alexander Dunlop at dunloaw@auburn.edu or 844-9068.

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