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Application Deadline Extended for Community Docent Program

Thursday, December 18th, 2014 - Richard B. Russell Library

The University of Georgia’s Richard B. Russell Building for Special Collections Libraries is extending the application deadline for participation in its docent program to Friday, January 9, 2015. The Docent Corps is a skilled group of volunteers who provide tours of the exhibit galleries to visitors, ranging from fifth graders ...

Russell Library to Host Scholars & Policymakers Symposium Oct. 27-28

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 - Richard B. Russell Library

ATHENS, GA -- The Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies will host a scholars and policymakers symposium to celebrate the Library’s 40th anniversary year on Oct. 27-28, 2014 in the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. Richard Baker, US Senate Historian Emeritus, will kick off the ...

Annual Parthemos Lecture Hosted at Special Collections

Friday, September 26th, 2014 - Richard B. Russell Library

The Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia will host its annual Parthemos Lecture on October 15th from 3:30-5:00 in the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, Room 271. This year's invited speaker is Dr. David Mayhew. Mayhew is one of the world’s leading authorities on Congress ...

Athens Science Cafe to Discuss Nutrition and Childhood Obesity Oct. 22

Thursday, September 18th, 2014 - Richard B. Russell Library

ATHENS, GA – University of Georgia foods and nutrition professor Caree Cotwright will speak about nutrition and childhood obesity at the October meeting of the Athens Science Café on Oct. 22 at Chase Street Elementary School. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the event will start at 7 ...

New Installation Connects Gallery Visitors to SoundCloud

Thursday, August 7th, 2014 - Richard B. Russell Library

The History Lives Showcase Gallery occupies the central portion of the Russell Library’s exhibit space inside the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. The gallery features materials drawn from the Russell Library’s collections and highlights six key collecting areas: Politics, Social Relations, Public Good, Environment, Economy, Peace and War. ...

Powell A. Moore Papers Now Open at Russell Library

Thursday, August 7th, 2014 - Richard B. Russell Library

[caption id="attachment_8957" align="alignleft" width="300"] Powell Moore in his office during the Nixon administration, circa 1974[/caption]The Richard B. Russell Library is pleased to announce that the Powell A. Moore Papers are now open for research. The papers capture Moore's nearly five-decade career involved in legislative affairs, public policy and international relations ...

Russell Library to Present Smithsonian Poster Exhibit Encouraging Dialogue on Positive Social Change

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 - Richard B. Russell Library

A new exhibit intended to inspire people of all ages to create positive social change, Choosing to Participate, opens May 2 at the Richard B. Russell Library Gallery on the University of Georgia campus. A set of 11 graphically compelling posters developed by The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) ...

Storytellers & Scholars Event March 5th at Russell Library

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 - Richard B. Russell Library

"Life in the Atomic Age" will be the theme for a Storytellers and Scholars Event to be held tonight, March 5th, from 7-9 p.m. at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries on the University of Georgia campus. The program will include live interviews paired with archival footage and oral ...

It Was a Big Year: Russell Library Program Series Looks Back at 1973

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 - Richard B. Russell Library

What do you know about 1973? Join the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies for It Was a Big Year, a program series that considers how a few key events in a single year can change the culture and course of a nation for years to come. ...

Russell Library Crowdsources Stories of 1973

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 - Richard B. Russell Library

In May the Russell Library opened our latest feature exhibit, Now and Then: 1973. The exhibit looks back at a pivotal year in modern American history and considers the impact of events that filled the public mind for a moment in time. 1973 was the year of the Roe ...