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UGA Special Collections Libraries Launch Community Docent Program

Friday, January 4th, 2013 - Richard B. Russell Library

The University of Georgia’s Richard B. Russell Building for Special Collections Libraries is now accepting applications for participants in its docent program. The Docent Corps is a skilled group of volunteers who provide tours of the library galleries to visitors, ranging from fifth graders to adults. Docents are trained to ...

First Person Project Celebrates Stories of Love this February

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 - Richard B. Russell Library

Do you remember the first time you fell in love? This February the First Person Project, an oral history series documenting the experiences of everyday Georgians, invites participants to tackle the topic of love. How did you meet your spouse? What do you remember about your worst breakup or most awkward ...

Debate Watch Event Tonight @ Special Collections Building

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 - Richard B. Russell Library

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012, 8:00PM Auditorium, 2nd Floor, Richard B. Russell Building for Special Collections Libraries 300 S. Hull Street, Athens, GA 30602 Witness history in the making! As the campaign season comes to a fever pitch and Election Day draws near, join the Russell Library for Political Research and Studies for Debate ...

Russell Library Launches Ready, Steady, Vote!

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 - Richard B. Russell Library

Could your election season use a little non-partisan entertainment? If so, then plan to join the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies for Ready, Steady, Vote! a program series focused on getting citizens in the mood for the 2012 election season. A combination of film screenings, community forums, ...

Russell Library Move Update!

Thursday, November 10th, 2011 - Richard B. Russell Library

Russell Library, University of Georgia Libraries Move and Access Update: Bulletin #3 Beginning November 10, 2011, researchers may access Russell Library archival collections again by advanced appointment Russell Library is Going West! From November 10, 2011 through December 22, 2011, patrons may access Russell Library collections by advanced appointment in the ...

Russell Forum for Civic Life Hosts Forums to Discuss National Debt

Friday, October 28th, 2011 - Richard B. Russell Library

The Russell Forum for Civic Life in Georgia will host two community forums on the national debt: Community Forum at the Oconee Public Library When: Sunday, November 13th -- 3:00-5:00PM Where: Oconee County Public Library, 1080 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville, Georgia AND Forum on UGA Campus When: Tuesday, November 15 -- 6:30-8:30PM Where: Multipurpose Room, Building ...

Updates on Russell Library Move

Thursday, August 18th, 2011 - Richard B. Russell Library

If all goes according to plan, the Russell Library will begin moving its collections to the Special Collections Building on Hull Street on Tuesday, September 6, 2011. The Russell Library will remain open for research at its current location through September 2, 2011. Until September 6, 2011, visitors to the Russell ...

Construction Alert at Russell Library Entrance

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 - Richard B. Russell Library

Beginning on August 8, 2011, the public entrance to the Russell Library will close for construction of a temporary loading dock. This work is the first step in a longer process to moving the Russell Library and its collections to its new facility on Hull Street. Updates related to this ...

Perdue’s Papers Come to Russell Library

Friday, March 4th, 2011 - Richard B. Russell Library

After serving more than three decades in state and local government including two terms as Georgia’s governor, Sonny Perdue has committed his political papers and memorabilia to the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies at the University of Georgia. By a special arrangement with the Georgia ...

Where We Came From: the history of the Russell Library

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

In looking forward to our move to the new special collections building, I’ve been thinking a bit about how the Russell Library got its start. I had a notion to look through some of our photograph files that document the library’s early days and found some real gems to ...