Author Archive

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 ...

Keith Mason Papers Now Open!

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

The Keith Mason Papers are now open for research at the Russell Library. Keith Mason was born in Snellville, Georgia on 20 September 1960. His father, Wayne Mason, was former Chairman of the Gwinnett County Commission and introduced his son to Zell Miller, who was running for Lieutenant Governor in ...

Credit Long Overdue

Monday, April 26th, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

In 1966 Ms. Lorena Weeks applied for a promotion at her longtime employer, Southern Bell. The position, that of a switchman, promised an increase in pay and a significantly shorter commute to work. Despite her seniority with the company, she was denied the promotion because she was a woman and ...

New Collection at Russell Library

Monday, April 26th, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

The David M. Barrett Research Files are now open for research at the Russell Library. Barrett was born in Alexandria, Louisiana, in 1951. He graduated in 1973 from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s in American studies. After working as a radio news director, Barrett became the Public Affairs ...

In Tribute: Aubrey Morris

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

The Russell Library remembers Aubrey Morris, who died today at the age of 88. Morris was born in Roswell, Georgia, and grew up writing for the local newspaper. He attended the University of Georgia and studied journalism. He worked as an intern for the Atlanta Journal, and edited the UGA ...

Lorena Weeks: Georgia Woman, Trailblazer for Equity!

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

What: Screening of the Oral History Film, Lorena Weeks - Georgia Woman, Trailblazer for Equity! When: Thursday, April 22, 2010, 2:00-3:15PM Where: Russell Library Auditorium, West Entrance to Main Library Building, University of Georgia The Russell Library at the University of Georgia is proud to present the premiere screening of Lorena Weeks: Georgia ...

Informal Forum Friday! (4/16)

Monday, April 12th, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

The Russell Forum for Civic Life in Georgia (RFCLG) is hosting National Issues Forums on a monthly basis at the Russell Library. Our next informal forum will take place this Friday, April 16th from 3:00-4:30PM in the Russell Library auditorium. This month's deliberative forum considers the consequences of our mounting national ...

Final “Life & Legacy of Jeannette Rankin” Program Tonight!

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

Panel Discussion and Reception When: Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 5:00-6:30 p.m. Where: Zell B. Miller Learning Center (Room 248), North Campus, University of Georgia Dr. Bethany Moreton (UGA Institute for Women's Studies & Department of History) and Dr. Pamela Voekel (UGA Department of History) will lead a discussion of ongoing efforts for just ...