University of Georgia Libraries newsletters collection

University of Georgia Libraries newsletters collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of Georgia Archives
Creator: University of Georgia. Libraries.
Title: University of Georgia Libraries newsletters collection
Dates: 1969-1999
Quantity: 2.0 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Coll. Number: UA0009

Biographical/Historical Note

In 1800, the Board of Trustees allowed for a library collection to be purchased for the sum of one thousand dollars. Unfortunately this collection was destroyed in a fire in 1830. A new collection received an official headquarters, in the Ivy Building, in 1831. By 1862, the Library had amassed 18,250 volumes and needed expanded facilities, so a new building was erected adjacent to the original one. Around the turn of the century George Foster Peabody donated money to construct a new library. This facility, the neoclassical building which presently houses the Georgia Museum of Art, was completed in 1905.

The Peabody building served to house the growing 30,000 volume collection on north campus until 1945. At this time the Library holdings numbered 205,000 volumes. Expansion room was required and the Costa Building in downtown Athens was designated as a temporary annex. Still another annex was added in 1947 in a prefabricated building on Jackson Street. In 1952 a much larger building with 146,900 square feet was constructed with a combination of state money and a bequest from Ilah Dunlap Little. The Ilah Dunlap Little Memorial Library currently houses the Main Library. In 1974, a 209,206 square foot annex was constructed on the back of the Main Library.

The Science Library was completed in 1968 to accommodate the growth in the life and physical science collections needed to support the developing research emphasis on south campus. In addition to the Science Library, science branch collections were established in Griffin, Tifton, Skidaway and Sapelo, Georgia. In addition, in 1974, small collections in the Georgia Center for Continuing Education and the College of Education were established. In 2003, the Zell B. Miller Learning Center opened as a combination of classroom and library space. Finally, in 2012, the Richard B. Russell Building was opened to house the three Special Collections libraries: Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Walter J. Brown Media Archives & the Peabody Awards Collection, and Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies.

Scope and Content Note

Newsletters generated by the University of Georgia Libraries from 1969 to 1999.


Organized into eight series: The Little Grapevine, Interface, Ad Lib, Library Update, Tri-Committee Newsletter, GRUB, Connections, and Havoc in the Stacks.

Index Terms

Universities and colleges--Georgia--Athens.
University of Georgia. Libraries.

General Notes

RG 2-24

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

University of Georgia Libraries newsletters collection, UA0009, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. The Little Grapevine, 1969-1972

11 The Little Grapevine, 1969
2 The Little Grapevine, 1970
3 The Little Grapevine, 1971
4 The Little Grapevine, 1972

2. Interface, 1974-1980

15 Interface, 1974
6 Interface, 1975
7 Interface, 1976
8 Interface, 1977
9 Interface, 1978
10 Interface, 1979
11 Interface, 1980

3. Ad Lib, 1973-1986

112 Ad Lib, 1973
13 Ad Lib, 1974
14 Ad Lib, 1975
15 Ad Lib, 1976
16 Ad Lib, 1977
17 Ad Lib, 1979
18 Ad Lib, 1980
19 Ad Lib, 1981
20 Ad Lib, 1982
21 Ad Lib, 1983
22 Ad Lib, 1985
23 Ad Lib, 1986

4. Library Update, 1983-1997

124 Library Update, 1983
25 Library Update, 1984
26 Library Update, 1985
27 Library Update, 1986
28 Library Update, 1987
29-30 Library Update, 1988
31-32 Library Update, 1989
33-34 Library Update, 1990
35-36 Library Update, 1991
21-3 Library Update, 1992
4-6 Library Update, 1993
7-9 Library Update, 1994
10-12 Library Update, 1995
13-15 Library Update, 1996
15 Library Update, 1997

5. Tri-Committee Newsletter, 1977-1978

217 Tri-Committee Newsletter, 1977-1978

6. GRUB, 1977-1978

218 GRUB, 1977-1978

7. Connections, 1997-1999

219 Connections, 1997-1999

8. Havoc in the Stacks, 1998

220 Havoc in the Stacks, 1998

9. The Georgia Gazette, 1984-1985

2219. The Georgia Gazette, 1984-1985
The Georgia Gazette, 1984-1985