Author Archive

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 ...

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 ...