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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 ...

Artist in South Vietnam

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

The Christopher Fleming Collection of Jon Nielsen Visual Materials is now open for viewing at the Richard B. Russell Library! Jon Nielsen (1912-1986) was a Danish-American artist, illustrator and portraitist who illustrated over 200 children’s books and textbooks, and whose career spanned over 35 years. Nielsen graduated from the prestigious Pratt ...

On the Move with Russell

Monday, June 21st, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

Our barcodes have arrived, along with the barcode scanner and laptop, meaning that we can now make real headway in preparing for the move to the new special collections building! We will be utilizing barcodes as a means of retrieving materials from the high density storage area in the new ...

ROGP in the news!

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

The Russell Library's own oral history series - Reflections on Georgia Politics - featured in The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer online! Check it out here: "Former Lawmakers Offer Their 'Reflections on Georgia Politics'" For more info about ROGP, check out the Russell Library blog at http://www.rbrl.blogspot.com. If you click on the "Reflections on ...

New Collection Opens at Russell Library

Thursday, May 27th, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

The Russell Library is pleased to announce the opening of the James F. Cook Research Files. James F. Cook, Jr. was born on December 3, 1940 and studied at Young Harris College (1960), Emory University (1962), and Georgia State University (1964), after which he became an instructor of history at Georgia ...

Reid All About It

Thursday, May 13th, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

The Reid Harris Papers related to the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act are now open for research at the Russell Library. Reid Walker Harris was born July 6, 1930 in Brunswick, Georgia. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1952, graduated ...

M.E. Thompson Papers Now Open

Monday, May 10th, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

The Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies is pleased to announce that the M. E. Thompson Papers are now open for research. The collection documents important moments in the life of Melvin Ernest (M. E.) Thompson, Georgia’s first lieutenant governor and participant in the famed “Three Governors ...