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Forum 11/19: Democracy’s Challenge

Friday, November 12th, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

Frustrated by the lack of civility in public conversation? Feel like a spectator rather than a participant in politics? What has gone wrong? What should we do about it? RUSSELL FORUM FOR CIVIC LIFE IN GEORGIA presents... Democracy's Challenge: How can we reclaim our public role? When: November 19, 2010, 3:30-5:00 p.m. Where: Russell Library Auditorium, ...

Informal Forum (10/22): Who Is College For?

Thursday, October 7th, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

RUSSELL FORUM FOR CIVIC LIFE IN GEORGIA presents... Friday Informal Community Forum Topic: Who is College for? Date: October 22, 2010 Time: 3:30-5:00 p.m. Location: Russell Library Auditorium, West Entrance, Main Library, UGA campus Free! Exercise for your Civic Muscle! Russell Forum for Civic Life in Georgia (www.libs.uga.edu/russell/rfclg), a civic engagement program of the Russell Library hosts ...

Informal Forum Today!

Friday, August 27th, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

Just a reminder! August's informal forum event will take place TODAY Friday, August 27th from 3-5PM at the Russell Library. This month’s discussion takes up the challenging issue of sprawl in American communities. (Sprawl is the term used to describe dispersed development outside of compact urban and village centers along ...

New Opening at Russell Library

Thursday, August 26th, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

The Russell Library is pleased to announce that Senator Richard B. Russell’s case mail (1931-1935) is now open to the public for research. People write to their elected officials for any number of reasons, but often they write to ask for help – for their senator or congressman to step in ...

A Fond Farewell

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

We were saddened to learn today of the passing of George T. Smith, accurately described by Jim Galloway as "the most versatile man in all of Georgia politics." George Thornewell Smith was born in Camilla, Mitchell County, Georgia on October 15, 1916. He attended Middle Georgia College and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural ...

Zell Miller Papers Now Open

Monday, August 2nd, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

The Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies is pleased to announce that the Zell Miller Papers are now open for research. Miller acted as Georgia’s longest-serving Lieutenant Governor from 1974 to 1990 before becoming Governor in 1990. After two terms as the state's chief executive, Miller served ...

Upcoming Community Forum!

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

Topic: Creating Communities, Fighting Sprawl Date: August 27, 2010, 3-5PM Location: Russell Library Auditorium, west entrance to Main Library building, North Campus Russell Forum for Civic Life in Georgia, a civic engagement program of the Russell Library hosts public forums on a monthly basis to explore challenging public issues in a deliberative, civil ...

New Exhibit at Russell Library

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

The Russell Library is proud to announce the opening of An Artist in South Vietnam: Works by Jon Nielsen, a new exhibit showcasing the original sketches and photography of the Christopher Fleming Collection of Jon Nielsen Visual Materials. Jon Nielsen (1912-1986) was a Danish-American portraitist and illustrator of children’s books, whose ...

New Collections at Russell Library

Thursday, June 24th, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

The Russell Library is proud to announce that several small collections are now open for research. The newly-opened collections are as follows: George J. Berry Collection of Photographs Joel Carpenter Collection on Richard B. Russell’s 1955 Trip to the USSR David Coughlin File of Herman Talmadge Speech at Buford Dam Aubrey Evans Collection on ...

Appeal for Justice

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

The Richard B. Russell Library is pleased to announce that the Lorena Weeks Files related to Weeks v. Southern Bell are now open for research. In 1947, Lorena Weeks went to work for Southern Bell Telephone Company as an operator. Twenty years later, she applied for a promotion at her ...