Although Veterans Day has passed us by for another year, we will be remembering our military heroes of past and present with a Veterans Day display on the third floor of Reese Library near Special Collections all month. The display centers around a poem by Brig. Gen. William Edward Brougher (born 1889) called “The Long Dark Road” about his time as a POW. Although Special Collections has a wealth of information on veterans in, around, and from Georgia and the Augusta area, we only had space to highlight a few of our many resources and photos. Stop by and see the display, and then come in and see what other interesting books and resources we can share with you.
Our most recent Augusta’s Viewpoints: Understanding the Civil War book talk was held on Monday night in Washington Towers. The topic of discussion was LeeAnn Whites’ The Civil War as a Crisis in Gender: Augusta, Georgia 1860-1890. An evening of discussion was concluded with an archived 1979 lecture on slavery in Augusta by Professor Emeritus Dr. Ed Cashin. You can listen to this lecture by visiting the “Oral Memories of Augusta’s Citizens” digital archive, part of the Augusta Oral History Project. There were several new faces and we hope to see more at our next event on February 11, 2013 @7pm when we will be discussing Erkine Clarke’s Dwelling Place: A Plantation Epic. The Clarke book can be purchased in the JAG bookstore and it is also available on reserve at the circulation desk.
For more information about any Special Collections sponsored events or resources, please visit us in Reese Library Special Collections on the third floor, Monday-Friday 9am-4:30pm. You can also reach us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 706-667-4904.