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Historic UGA track and field gear on tour


ATHENS—–The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Georgia will hit the road this summer with a traveling exhibit of materials from the UGA Athletic Association archives. The tour will be in Peachtree City, GA on Tuesday, July 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Peachtree City Library. Jason Hasty, UGA Athletics History Specialist for the Hargrett Library, will bring historic Georgia Bulldogs athletics material to several public libraries in South Georgia and the Atlanta metro area.

“It’s a great opportunity for everyone to see artifacts — uniforms, equipment, programs — that represent UGA’s rich sporting heritage,” Hasty said. “This traveling exhibit will feature a mix of older artifacts as well as items from newer student-athletes and teams – including some items from the CFP National Championship game.”

These traveling exhibitions are free and open to the public. The materials will be exhibited at the following dates and locations:

Friday, June 3, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. – Gilmer County Public Library (Ellijay, GA)

Monday, July 11, 2:00-6:00 p.m. – South Cobb Regional Library (Mableton, GA)

Tuesday, July 19, 1:00-5:00 p.m. – Peachtree City Library (Peachtree City, GA)

Thursday, July 21, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. – North Cobb Regional Library (Kennesaw, GA)

Wednesday, July 27, 2-7 p.m. – St. Mary’s Regional Library (St. Mary’s, GA)

Thursday, July 28, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Wayne County Library (Jesup, GA)

The Hargrett Library is one of three special collections libraries that are part of the University of Georgia Libraries. It is housed in the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries Building on the University of Georgia campus. For more information on these traveling exhibits, please contact Jason Hasty at [email protected]